Posture Checklist for Better Singing
Part of the Singing For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The next time you watch a professional singer, observe the posture. Posture plays a large part in how well you sing. If you hunch over, your lungs can't inflate fully; and if you fidget, you distract your audience — and yourself. Use the following list to correctly position yourself for singing:
Feet are hip-width apart with feet parallel.
Knees are unlocked with the weight evenly distributed on the three points of the feet — the tripod.
Spine is long and straight, from bottom to top.
Head is centered over shoulders; chin is parallel with the ground.
Shoulders are back but down and released.
Arms are hanging at your side.