BIG & STRONG: Supportive Breathing Muscles
Belting requires a waaaay bigger and stronger breath support than other forms of singing. Yes there are special BELT BREATH SUPPORT MUSCLES. In order to have them you have to train those belting muscles like crazy. I will show you those muscles and give you the tools you need to give those muscles the work out they need to get BIG and STRONG. Its not easy and it won’t happen over night. This isn’t McDonald’s Fastfood School of singing. You have to do daily exercises and have the patience to let them develop.
The TONGUE: You need to know when to hold it and know when to fold it.
The tongue can make you sound awesome or like kaka. The tongue can help you sing high or totally tense everything up. There is a special position of the tongue that you need to be able to call upon on demand when you belt those high notes. I will give you the tools you need to train your tongue to hold this position as well as relax the tongue in order to sound like a star. But…it won’t happen over night and if you are expecting that then you are not ever going to be able to belt. You have to practice the exercises daily and allow patience and time for development.
In yo Face : PLACEMENT
There is a special PLACEMENT that you have when you belt. That means you know where the note or tone resonates in your face before you sing it and you can send the note directly to that spot telepathically on demand. This is like the psychological part of singing. I know it sound complicated and spacey but when the tongue is in it’s right place and the breathing muscles are BIG and STRONG, then a lot of the placement problems are corrected. However there are a few high notes that need a little bit of extra psycho work. I will give you the tools you need in order to find the right placement and the exercises that will help you develop the psycho powers to call upon when you need to. However You have to practice the exercises daily and allow patience and time for development.
A well rounded VOICE: Contrary to popular belief you do not BELT in CHEST voice
My high BELT notes are in HEAD VOICE. This enables you to sing high for hours. You will never get tired and you can belt 8 Shows a week and tour 30 cities in 28 days.
But…..you have to be able to use your complete voice.
In order to belt you have to have a strong chest voice and know where it resonates and when you are in chest voice.
In order to belt you have to have a strong middle voice and know where it resonates and when you are in middle voice.
In order to belt you have to have a MEGA strong head voice, know all about where it resonates and when you are in head voice
…….and you have to be able to connect all three to each other. Don’t worry. I will give you the tools you need to do all of this but you have to practice the exercises daily and allow patience and time for development.