The Proper Singing Technique
As a singer, it is important to have dimension to your voice. There are times in a song where a soft subtle approach is necessary, and soon thereafter builds to the final hook in the song where a powerful belting approach is able to convey just the right amount of emotion. In order to do this properly there is a lot of technical voice training involved.
The first step is to inhale deeply filling your diaphragm with air.
Your diaphragm is located right below your chest, and it is the largest muscle in your body. Picture the diaphragm as a large balloon that expands when it is filled up with air. This is a crucial step involved in singing properly.
You must sing from the diaphragm in order to project the voice properly. This helps to protect your precious vocal chords from straining too much to the point of exhaustion.
When you inhale deeply, the diaphragm pushes down moving everything else out of the way. This is why your stomach protrudes outwards. In proper voice training, it cannot be stressed enough that the first most crucial step to producing a clear, rich sound is to inhale deeply and fill your diaphragm with air.
After your diaphragm is full of air, a singer has the ability to project their voice with an exorbitant amount of volume, only if there is proper breath support involved. Once again, this only comes with proper vocal coaching, as it can be a difficult task to endure.
You must learn to control your inhalation muscles and your exhalation muscles with the proper amount of resistance.
The trick is to slowly release the air from your diaphragm during singing, while keeping your diaphragm low. As air releases, the diaphragm rises back up. The use of this technique produces the most clear and controlled sound imaginable. Your vocal coach should be able to get you to do this in your singing lessons without a doubt or it may be time to switch coaches!