Part3: How to train the diaphragm

Voice production relies on the action of air vibrating the vocal folds to make basic sounds, and overtones in the resonance chambers that let the voice out (like an air wave) from the body.
The air current is managed by breathing. Breathing is made possible by the use of the lungs and the diaphragm.
I’ll now introduce an exercise on how to strengthen your diaphragm.
First start with this warm-up. Stand face front with your legs shoulder-width apart.
Taking a breath in at once, and imagine breathing the air in through the bottom of your feet from the ground until your lungs are full with air.
Please be aware for the moment when your diaphragm rises. This is when the pelvic floor area drops, and can be compared to feeling like you put an inflated balloon in your belly.
You can also open your arms and extend them widely if you want.
After expansion and inhaling the air fully, push all the air out from the lungs, 10 separate times.
You do not need to let out your voice at this time, but please make sure to let out all the air from your lungs.
Now that you are warmed up, do the same method again. Only this time, twist your body at a 90-degree angle for both the right and then left side.
First bend to the front, then bend the right and left positions. These three motions are equal to one rep. I advise doing 3 or 5 reps per day.
You can improve the movement of the diaphragm using this exercise which in turn will have a positive effect on your vocalization.
Don’t forget, the breath is the driving force for the voice. Understanding the mechanics of the throat combined with the best exercises and breathing techniques will give you a great voice.


Part2: How to master abdominal breathing.

I often hear from vocalists, “I cannot do abdominal breathing well. Can you give me some tips on how to improve this?”
I have an effective method on how to be able to do abdominal breathing.
It’s simple, and you can expect to improve your abdominal breathing if you master this method.
First of all, many people think that abdominal is taking a breath in and expanding your belly.
That’s not completely wrong, because air does enter into the lungs through the nose and/or mouth.
However you should imagine taking the air from the ground, widely. When taking a breath in, try to picture pulling the air in from beneath your body.
When you breath out, you should imagine that you are returning the air from your abdominal area to ground.
This method is able to improve the movement of the diaphragm, by using pelvic floor. This is because the diaphragm is supported by the legs of the third lumbar vertebra.
Please try it.
The breath is the driving force for the voice.

Part1: How to master a sense of rhythm.

Whether your singing is good or not, having a sense of rhythm really matters.
I’ll introduce the mechanics of rhythmic sense and how to train to get a better sense of rhythm.
First, be aware that rhythm is sensed, and delivered through sounds, by the brain and muscles. Production and control of rhythmic sounds rely on the flexibility of muscles, relating to vocalization, and are required for a sense of rhythm. You cannot display through vocalizing, having a good sense of rhythm if you have rigid muscles.
Next, you should listen good sounds and good music. This is because people can precisely understand sounds by the brain when listening to music, and then order their muscles relating to vocalization to let out the same voice or mimic sounds.
The brain correctly moves the muscles to determine the timing of exhalation, expands the resonance chamber and makes the words – in only a moment!
I’ll now introduce effective training techniques for rhythm.
First, tap one leg or hand, and if you need to you can count from one to four. Like a foot tapper keep tapping and optionally repeat the numbers. Take a breath in and out, simultaneously with the tapping.
For example, you take a breath out when your heel touches the floor. You take a breath in when the heel is not touching the floor. Try this training exercise for a couple minutes.
Moving your hand or leg at high and low speeds of tapping, also strengthens those muscles in the hand or leg.
You do not need to let out your voice during this exercise and can choose your favorite music to listen to while you do this training.
When 20 people tried this training technique, 15 people got a better sense of rhythm.

Note:If you acquire a good sense of rhythm after getting flexibility in the muscles surrounding the throat, you will notice it is easier to let out your voice without straining the throat.