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The Importance of Posture

posted Jul 1, 2012, 2:46 PM by Leah Allen   [ updated Jul 1, 2012, 3:01 PM ]
Posture is very first thing we should pay attention to.  As singers our bodies are our instruments and correct positioning of the body allows for accurate, easy vocal production.
While singing we strive for a flexible erect posture.  The easiest way to remember the ideal posture is the alignment of the ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.  The image below shows four common postures.  Notice the strait line created in example A.  When we are aligned, it frees the voice to produce the best possible sound.  Would you ever want to play a guitar with a bent neck or misshapen body?  We need to constantly think of our bodies as our instruments and treat them the same way we would treat any other instrument.