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The Joy of Singing - Body Alignment

Since the singer's instrument is the body itself, correct alignment should be the first step in vocal production. Here are four ideas that will help you improve your singing through proper body alignment.

  1. With feet shoulders' width apart, balance weight equally on both feet.
    Feet at shoulder width apart
     
  2. Flex knees slightly, so that they are not locked.
    Knees slightly flexed
     
  3. Slowly raise arms above head, then lower them, allowing rib cage to remain high. Gently swing arms back and forth, so that your rib cage feels as if it's floating.
    Arms raised above head
     
  4. Look straight ahead, gently nod up and down, and side to side, allowing head and neck to move easily.
    Head in natural, relaxed position
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