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upper back tension
June 16, 2015
8:05 pm
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peekpen
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Hi,

I have an obstacle when adopting appoggio breathing while rehearsing singing.

After only a handful of exercizes, tension begins to build up in my upper back.

Not my lower back but my upper back.

It has been this way for weeks now.

Can anyone help me overcome this?

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Jay Peek

June 16, 2015
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OwenKorzec
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sounds like a posture issue. take a profile video of yourself vocalizing and see if it looks natural. you obviously don't want to slouch but you also don't want to overdo the proud chest/shoulders back thing to where it feels unnatural.

June 17, 2015
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peekpen said

Hi,

I have an obstacle when adopting appoggio breathing while rehearsing singing.

After only a handful of exercizes, tension begins to build up in my upper back.

Not my lower back but my upper back.

It has been this way for weeks now.

Can anyone help me overcome this?

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Jay Peek

Hi Jay,
There could be many things. Perhaps you could share a video of yourself going through SEVERAL exercises and send it to me? It is most likely something building up over a period of time in your workout. You can post it here or if you want to post it privately to me you can do so by checking out my free vocal assessment page here:
http://www.grow-the-voice.com/.....ct-me.html

I have a hunch you may be over breathing in order to fulfill what you believe is "good breathing". Good breathing should always feel natural, unrestricted and the key word here: SATISFYING. It shouldn't feel shallow, tight anything like that. Many say "if your belly comes out then that's good breathing" it's not as simplistic as that.

If this is indeed the issue what I think will help you is bending over and placing your hands on your knees. Then exhaling your air, standing up and singing the scale. Quickly bend down again with your hands on your knees and take your inhale there. You will most likely feel the breath go to the back with ease and unrestriction.

Inhale, exhale all the air, sing. Inhale, exhale again, sing. I think if you try getting through your workout like that you will notice an improvement.

It could also be a postural thing also so if you can record a video that would be ideal.

Kind regards

@PhilMoufarrege
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Grow-The-Voice.com | PHILMOUFARREGE.com

June 20, 2015
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Hey!

I desperately visited more than one forum because of my back and so I have gotten a double barrel of power towards overcoming this.

Hi Phil!

I am going to bookmark this and do my homework.

I am thinking it is an air spending thing and a posture thing.

But that is only a guess right now.

I am taking in all feedback from my recent plea on the interweb.

I must overcome this!

I will be "back"!!

Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Justin Peek

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