Mudcat Café message #228334 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21415   Message #228334
Posted By: Kim C
15-May-00 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Hitting the high notes
Subject: RE: Hitting the high notes
I have been singing for most of my almost 33 years, even had lessons in college, but did not fully understand correct breathing until very recently. It has made all the difference.

I learned to yodel several years ago and because it is trying on one's throat, it is all the more important to breathe right. The light bulb started to come on then, but didn't fully light until much later.

A good, controlled breath will support those high notes. I can't splain it to you very well in writing, but if you relax the diaphragm you notice the air just sort of rushes in by itself. (Try it.)Rather than your bosom expanding from the air, your abdomen will expand as well. Make sense?