If you do not sing from the diaphragm, you cannot be the best karaoke singer that you can be.
It’s the Old Soldier here with another installment of “Karaoke As Performance Art.”
It was good to see that the Pittsburgh City Paper in a recent edition named Nico’s in Bloomfield as the #1 karaoke bar in the city. Bloomfield is right next to my neighborhood, Oakland, which is the home of the University of Pittsburgh. The Old Soldier intends to do at least two performances at Nico’s in November. Nico’s has karaoke every Saturday night.
Now this thing about singing from the diaphragm. Many karaoke singers sing from their throats. They use the same muscles to sing that they use for talking. That’s a mistake.
To be able to project your voice, to be able to sing with power while using as little breath as possible, you must sing from the diaphragm.
What muscles do you use to sing from the diaphragm?
This is the best way for me to explain it. You tighten up the muscles in the stomach area and use these muscles to push out your breath as you sing. This takes practise. Practise it until it becomes second nature so that when you sing those stomach muscles are tight.
That’s how you sing from the diaphragm.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is an online magazine of serious writing and brazen sexuality.
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