Singing techniques are the basis of any aspiring artist. They are the backbone for established singers as well. There are plenty of singers with natural talent. With a little work, their voices become spectacular instruments. With the help of breathing exercises, warming up the vocal cords, and understanding what range limits an artists has are all helpful in the quest to become the best.
Breathing exercises are singing techniques that take advantage of lung capacity. It is well known that many individuals do not breathe deeply enough to fill their lungs. Singers take a certain posture and allow their bodies to relax in an effort to inhale as deeply as possible. This does not mean they need to stand ramrod still, but there should be a certain amount of clearance within the head, neck, shoulders, and diaphragm so that breathing is not laborious. Air should expand within the belly. If the belly does not appear to distend, then the breathing is incorrect. This helps for holding longer notes and reaching different vocal ranges. Without understanding how to breathe, one will not advance.
Warm up is important. Just because one is not getting ready to run a marathon, does not mean vocal cords should be ignored. Warm up exercise loosen the vocal cords in preparation for their task. Some singers choose a song that starts them off in mid-range. From there, the song should reach vocal peak and delve into lows. As singing techniques go, this is as important as breathing. Never strain the voice. This can ruin a beautiful gift. For other singers, warm up may not involve a song, but a series of notes that run the gamut from high to low.
There will come the time when a performance is set. Singers need to realize that understanding how to use a microphone is important. They also need to understand how to move naturally with the rhythm of the music. Warm up before a performance. Breathe properly during singing and hold proper posture. Avoid smoking, enjoy a healthy diet, and exercise. Those same behaviors an athlete uses to train their body come in handy as singing techniques, too.