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4 reasons to be a physically fit singer- New Years Resolution time!

By Ariella Vaccarino creator of Voice Lessons To Go


While you all know the importance of healthy singing warm ups like the ones in Voice Lessons TO GO, and building stamina vocally in a regular practice schedule for your singing, it is also important to keep your bodies in good physical shape as singers. This is for a variety of reasons:

1. The obvious, you will look better and be more attractive to the people you want to be hired, casted and booked by. This will also give you more confidence when you step out in front of people (which we could all use to get us through performing.)

2. The stronger you are in your body the more stamina you will have as a singer. The stronger your legs are to support your abdominal muscles which support your laryngeal muscles, the freer your vocal mechanism will be to create beautiful flowing sounds without strain, or fatigue. (say that 3xs fast!)

3. You never know what you may be asked to do while singing on stage, whether it be dancing, walking around a set (up and down stairs), jumping around in a band etc... The stronger, and healthier you are as a person the easier you will find it to do these things as a singer. - I saw The Pussy Cat Dolls in concert years ago and was absolutely amazed at the shape they were in. They were practically doing cardio aerobics the whole concert in their dance moves as they sang and never once did they sound out of breath. There are few singers that can claim that. (Whether you like their music or not), the fact that these women were not lipsyncing and still singing well through all of their moves was crazy amazing.

4. Breath Control- Doing cardio such as swimming, increases your breathing stamina which is so important in good singing. In other words as you increase your breath support you will be able to sustain notes and phrases longer. Taking less breaths during phrases will give you more control over your choices in singing lines and will make you sound more professional. (another reason not to smoke as a singer)

So think about it this year as you follow through with your New Year’s resolutions. If you are serious about singing, here is one more reason to tend to your physical body and get in shape. Your breath support will thank you!!

Here's my most challanging CD for the more developed singer which really develops your stamina as a singer:


Sing well!

Ariella Vaccarino (creator of Voice Lessons To Go)

Voice Lessons To Go


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