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Singing Lessons Introduction to the Ten Steps to Singing Success There are certain things that will make learning to sing much faster – and that is knowing the basics.  Getting the big picture before you get started on every little detail can speed up your singing development a great deal.  Don’t assume that this information is too basic for you, as many professional singers have read this little lesson and discovered answers to questions they had always wondered about.  Kind of like understanding the basic rules of any sport or game before you step on the field or roll the dice. This easy-to-read affordable lesson discussesRead More →

FREE SINGING LESSONS & TIPS © Copyright Yvonne M. DeBandi, BME Have you ever been on a long road trip and wished the tank in your car was larger so you didn’t have to stop so often to fill up? How about singing long notes? Is your tank full enough to hold the note to the very end? In the last couple of tips and lessons we have talked about making better choices for breathing and gaining control over your airflow. Today we are focusing on breathing capacity. Unlike a gas tank in your car, you can build your capacity to bring in more oxygenRead More →

BREATHING FOR SINGING Improving Breath Control for Singing In SingSMART™ Singing Lessons 0201-0203 we learned about the best overal choices for breathing during the act of singing and also concentrated on HOW the diaphragm is supposed to function during inhalation and exhalation. We recommend these lessons as prerequisites in order to completely understand the concepts and exercises presented in SingSMART™ Singing Lesson #0204. In this singing lesson we learn how to increase our skill level of breath control. The act of breathing is a voluntary/involuntary action.  Meaning we can choose to hold our breath, but when our body decides it needs oxygen it will “trump” conscious free will and force air intake.Read More →

FREE SINGING LESSONS & TIPS © Yvonne M. DeBandi, BME Many students have been asking for videos of how the diaphragm works, so I ventured into YouTube to find a video that showed the internal workings. One video in particular showed the diaphragm movement better than any other, and also explained the benefits of taking deep and slow breaths. Yes, singing is good for your health – deep breathing being only one of the reasons! This particular video focuses on BELLY BREATHING which is a technique taught by many vocal teachers. The SingSMART&8482; Vocal Training Method focuses on FULL BODY BREATHING, which includes bringing airRead More →