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Breath support is perhaps the most important part of singing.

It is mandatory to fill the bottom of your lungs: this means your ribcage and shoulders should not move when you breathe, but your stomach should protrude (stick out). If you feel you don't understand or simply cannot breathe that way, try breathing while lying flat on your back; the bottom of your lungs will fill naturally.

Once you've learned to breathe properly, inhale as much air as you can and push with your diaphragm to sing. RELAX YOUR THROAT! Never put very much pressure on your throat while singing because this leads to vocal fatigue.

If you follow the breath support suggestions, you should be able to hold notes for several seconds more than by employing any other method.

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