Billy Budapest Posted May 13, 2011 Share Posted May 13, 2011 So I've been REALLY trying to fix my breathing and get some more "support" for my voice. I've gone through Jaime's stuff, and had breathing exercises in the past, but I still think my support is my biggest issue. One thing I'm noticing in trying to retrain myself is that breathing low seems easy and powerful up to about a G above middle C. After that, breathing from below doesn't seem to work for me without it being shouty and my voice getting really wobbly. These are full voice notes I'm speaking of. So a full voice C becomes this battle where the lower breathing doesn't seem to keep it steady. Also, I'm speaking of long notes here. I think that just touching on the note with an Ah vowel works okay, but if I try to hold it, it's just this wobble fest. Did you guys have this kind of problem? How long did it take you to actually learn to breathe corrrectly? It seems there are billions of approaches but I'm having a helluva time finding one that's comfortable and actually gives me support. I find that if I lean forward, bending the waist, I can feel the support, but I cannot get it to work standing upright. Ugh. One other thing, it feels like if I take in a lot of air down low, that I have to let some out, but hold that tension down there to feel anything at all like support. I think before, I was thinking I'd be walking around with this big belly pooch going but that's too much air. I don't know if that's correct or not. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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