Why Is Breathing Important In Singing?

Hello and welcome!

Today I am going to talk about breathing for singing and the reasons why you should not skip this fundamental skill when you are really serious about learning how to sing or improving your singing.

We take breathing for granted. We breathe, right? So why should we learn breathing while we are singing?

Well, there are several reasons. Keep on watching.

Why is breathing important in singing?

For those who don’t know me, my name is Katarina and I am the founder of How 2 Improve Singing and I love helping people explore thier vocal instrument so that they can sing in a healthy way, sing more and sing with confidence.

In this video, I am going to answer three questions about why is breathing important in singing.

Question #1. Will I sound mechanical if I learn the mechanics of breathing?

So let’s compare a singer learning breathing technique to an athlete, a runner who is learning a new technique, jumping hurdles. So this runner, initially, may look unnatural or mechanical. He even may knock some hurdles down or fall or trip but eventually, he will be able to run hurdles with good efficient technique. And the same goes for a singer. Initially, it may not feel natural. It may not feel comfortable but eventually, the singer will be able to sing with ease using an efficient breathing technique.

Question #2. Does good breathing just help you avoid running out of breath?

And my answer is: it definitely improves, affects many other aspects of singing. For example, it affects tone quality, tone stability, definitelly voice resonance, how rich is your voice. It helps with vocal efficiency. It helps with pitch problems. Maybe you have pitch issues and they may be rooted in inefficient breathing technique. It helps with voice flexibility but because I am a speech and language pathologist, I have to say that good breathing technique helps you sing without tension and that helps your voice to last long and prevent vocal injuries. Definitely, good breathing technique helps in many different aspects of singing.

Question #3. Do only opera singers use good breathing technique?

Good breathing technique is beneficial for singers of all music genres because we all need efficient and controlled breath.

As you can see, I am very passionate about breathing for singing. And I wrote a blog post with all the reasons, or at least all the reasons I could think of why this topic is important and why you should not skip it if you are really serious about improving your singing. So please go and check the blog post. Click the link either up there or down there. Somewhere in this post. Go and check it out.

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Thank you for very much for watching.Thank you for liking, sharing and commenting. I’ll see you in the next video.

Until then, happy breathing and happy singing. Bye.

Link to the video: https://youtu.be/KG8Cx6ploLo