Posture and breathing in singing

  • Meribeth A. Bunch


Breathing seems to be a simple process, one that requires no thought. However subconscious reflex control of respiration is complicated and delicately adjusted to the needs of the body. In addition to supplying the body with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide, breathing generates all vocal sound. Normally one does not have to think about breathing for conversational speech, yet during performance one becomes quite conscious of the need for adequate and efficient control of breath.


Vertebral Column Abdominal Muscle Rectus Sheath Intercostal Muscle Costal Cartilage 


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