How to sing well
There are many different aspects of a good singing technique; some are more difficult, and some are very easy. In this series, our Sparrows are showing us different single items of technique, showcasing in detail how it ought to be done.
One of the most fundamental tasks in singing are breathing and phrasing (when to breathe). Breathing should be done with the Diaphragm, a large ring muscle below your lungs that fills like a balloon with air.
From the outside, it looks like your stomach is doing it, but it is actually your diaphragm. To see how it is done perfectly, Elizabeth will show us in this feature presentation of Elizabeth's stomach:
Raphael is our resident German kid in the Sparrows Choir School, Ottawa (Canada).
In order to sing well, one must be able to produce vowels open and purely (no mix-vowels). Raphael has this one down pat. His tongue is forward, covering bottom teeth, flat, and creating a huge space in his mouth to create a beautiful resonance chamber in there. Well done, Raphael!!!
When singing, posture is very important. The feet should be slightly apart and firmly on the ground. Upper body relaxed, arms slightly forward, holding the music, and a beautiful smile on your face, otherwise we tend to look scary to the audience as a group, when we are all focused.
The star of this clip is Henry (7), because of his amazing smile. He is, however, way to tense in his upper body posture. This is why we added John-Samuel to his right, to deliver a perfect relaxed upper body, to create a sort-of composite picture. Put the two together, and you have the perfect singer pose!
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