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well i wouldn't think too much on what others do for breathing. One of the biggest no no's is too lift ones shoulders while taking a breath yet look at the great jussi do it here

 

 

don't always follow what you see, what works for one visually might not work for another.  You need to go by sound and what feels relaxed for you

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I learned about a good portion of what I know about support from watching this 92.5 year old dude's belly/belt move. Seriously! I've reviewed the video and the other one he did from this rehearsal (nessun dorma) a couple times. Talk about adding credibility to your teaching - still singing beautifully with full power at that age!!!

There's a youtube video of a lesson he taught where the commenters tried to translate it a bit - basically he said for high notes, sing them in your full voice but THINK falsetto. A little gold nugget right there. That exact reference hasn't personally worked for me at this time, but I trust it probably will in a couple years. So far what I've noticed is as you get better at singing you progressively streamline all the technical jargon you're thinking about down into simpler and simpler ideas like that

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I learned about a good portion of what I know about support from watching this 92.5 year old dude's belly/belt move. Seriously! I've reviewed the video and the other one he did from this rehearsal (nessun dorma) a couple times. Talk about adding credibility to your teaching - still singing beautifully with full power at that age!!!

There's a youtube video of a lesson he taught where the commenters tried to translate it a bit - basically he said for high notes, sing them in your full voice but THINK falsetto. A little gold nugget right there. That exact reference hasn't personally worked for me at this time, but I trust it probably will in a couple years. So far what I've noticed is as you get better at singing you progressively streamline all the technical jargon you're thinking about down into simpler and simpler ideas like that

I have found that, too.

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Absolutely impressive. His face and mouth are barely moving throughout the whole piece. Very impressive old man!

Funny thing is and this is just my opinion and really isn't a slag on this guy, he's great but this is an instance where super trained singers can actually be less effective. Because I feel the general public can view a singer with no body movement or facial movement as emotionless. I know for me when I see a singer and I can see the coaching it's usually a turn off. Just a thing to be careful that you don't refine your craft to the point of being sterile. You look at some of the greatest singers of all time and they have all kind of idiosicracies. Those can be the good things, like Robin Williams says in Good Will Hunting. I believe that whole heartedly. As a coach one of my jobs is to hide my work. :) the funny part of this video is when I first watched it it looked lip synced. And honestly it's mostley cuz he looks so bored and disconnected from the emotion of the song. Just my 2 cents.

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he's great but this is an instance where super trained singers can actually be less effective. Because I feel the general public can view a singer with no body movement or facial movement as emotionless.

 

James, I disagree. You are talking about a different skill set: connecting to the song, acting, performance, stage presence...

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This is amazing, and even the highs wow the nuts he still has up there. Absolutely amazing.....if I was there i would be making a ton of racket cheering him on lol.

As for what james said, I completely agree, as well as slighty disagree. I think having the training to sing something to the point of where it looks lip synced is a great and powerfull skill to have.

Then when you get to that point....then you can add in what you want and it have no effect on your performance audio wise. If you want to stand on one foot sweet, look constipated or whatever you want to do for the visual side. You are free to without having an effect on your audio performance.

However, I will say if I stand like a robot and sing which I can do. Never is has dramatic as if I were to get into it.

However, how dramatic of an actor do you want a 92 year old man to be ha ha..hell he is already singing up a storm lol..

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This is amazing, and even the highs wow the nuts he still has up there. Absolutely amazing.....if I was there i would be making a ton of racket cheering him on lol.

As for what james said, I completely agree, as well as slighty disagree. I think having the training to sing something to the point of where it looks lip synced is a great and powerfull skill to have.

Then when you get to that point....then you can add in what you want and it have no effect on your performance audio wise. If you want to stand on one foot sweet, look constipated or whatever you want to do for the visual side. You are free to without having an effect on your audio performance.

However, I will say if I stand like a robot and sing which I can do. Never is has dramatic as if I were to get into it.

However, how dramatic of an actor do you want a 92 year old man to be ha ha..hell he is already singing up a storm lol..

 

Yeah, I agree with you. At 92.5, inspite of the bone loss of old age, where the body will not let you present the image of noble chest and to still sing like that, I would not be worried about his ability to act or not or if it was a separate skill or not. In fact, did not think of noble chest as the cause of good support but a by-product but maybe some do better approaching backwards or in reverse order. I would simply enjoy the singing. 

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Great singing,

I tryed the support, worked great, iv never felt that kind of connection between upper and lower body before. Its a bit like Marnell talks about in a video, not so hard in solar plexus, more under it. A whole lot of my strain was gone, thanks for shareing.

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Great singing,

I tryed the support, worked great, iv never felt that kind of connection between upper and lower body before. Its a bit like Marnell talks about in a video, not so hard in solar plexus, more under it. A whole lot of my strain was gone, thanks for shareing.

that's right, this guy uses the same thing he teaches, it's just correct support, that's all.

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