Breathing and Singing: Singing begins and ends with the breath.
Only a small amount of air is needed to actually sing. It is all the air underneath it that supports the voice. The Singingbelt shows you how to keep the air underneath the voice by keeping the diaphragm in a flexed position.
Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been singing for years, diaphragmatic breath support can seem mysterious. The air we use to sing is invisible and we don’t feel the weight of it with our bodies, however air has mass and the air pressure created by the singer can have an enormous amount of energy. Maintaining the diaphragm in a flexed position in order to control the breath is the secret to power, sustain, tone, pitch, endurance and effortless singing.
The Singingbelt gives you immediate feedback, so you’ll know exactly when you’ve let go of your support and when you are keeping it. It pinpoints the muscles you need to use, so even though you still can’t see your diaphragm, you can now feel and control it!
Created by acclaimed singer/songwriter and vocal coach, Ruth Gerson, The Singingbelt is a innovative device that trains singers to sing better by using diaphragmatic breath support. The Singingbelt System is a comprehensive method that instructs singers in breath support, breath placement, positioning of the tongue, mouth, palate and jaw, and ear training
With the Singingbelt, the singer finally knows where to stay expanded (beginning at the breastbone, across and all the way around and down the lower back) for the diaphragm to remain flexed and support the voice. The Singingbelt double-strap design will not, however, constrict the abdominal wall muscles. The abdomen must remain free to relax and expand as the diaphragm flexes and lungs fill with air, and then engage and assist the oblique and intercostal muscles to keep the lower ribs wide and the diaphragm flexed as air is released with resistance from the lungs. With the Singingbelt you learn to use your whole core, and have more support than “belly breathing” alone can provide.
The Singingbelt teaches you to keep the air in your lungs where you need it. The air in the lungs is the energy of the voice. Becoming a better singer means learning not to give that air away. It takes practice to learn not to release air with the initiation of sound, through the duration of phrases (leaky tire syndrome) or at the ends of phrases. The singing techniques of the Singingbelt System teach you how you will learn to support the voice in one lesson.
sign up for the newsletter
Get free singing tips, interviews with star vocal coaches, and alerts on Singingbelt classes, free webinars and events
Practice 30 mins./day for four weeks and if you don't hear a difference in your voice, return the Singingbelt System within 60 days for a full refund.
About Ruth Gerson
Gerson has taught voice and songwriting as a Forbes College Fellow at Princeton University, and at Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. She is the founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching and read more