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What is everybody's views on this?

Is it better to breathe in from the nose while singing? Or should you breathe in from your mouth? Because most of the exercises that work on developing the breath support require you to breathe from your nose, and I see a lot of singers taking breaths with their mouths. How do you know if you have good breath support?

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In my experience, the only benefit I see to nose breathing is keeping your throat from drying out. You can't get as much air into your lungs through the nose as you can through the mouth. Still, experiment with it. I do a mix of both, when I'm thinking about it anyway.

As for knowing if you have good breath support, if you feel like your singing from your belly rather than your throat, I'd say that's a good start.

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What is everybody's views on this?

Is it better to breathe in from the nose while singing? Or should you breathe in from your mouth? Because most of the exercises that work on developing the breath support require you to breathe from your nose, and I see a lot of singers taking breaths with their mouths. How do you know if you have good breath support?

LotusWarrior: Those exercises, breathing in through the nose, are not to develop breath support. They are to sensitize the singer to the motions and sensations of inhalation... to raise bodily awareness, toward the end of developing a more complete, low breath.

I hope this helps,

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