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Support Booster

Support Booster

Welcome to Bohemian Vocal Studio’s Support Booster Course. In this premium course I will show you a practical step-by-step process for developing breath support in your voice. This booster course will share some of the most powerful support and breathing techniques and concepts along with specially tailored support exercises that with practice over time will allow you to sing with a powerfully supported voice that is as resonant as it is relaxed.

Support is simply a fancy term to describe the balance between air flow and air pressure when you sing – achieving support in singing results in powerful resonance and a very comfortable and relaxed voice. Are you ready to support your voice? Lets get started. If you’re a premium member, you can log in below – otherwise, you can join us to access the premium booster courses here.

Lesson 1. What is Support

Support refers to controlled inhalation and exhalation when you sing. With a very focused and controlled release of pressurised air, you will achieve a very consistent and sustainable vocal tone that is rich, powerful and comfortable. Support really starts in your posture and approach to diaphragmatic breathing, so lets get started with the foundation elements of support and diaphragmatic breathing first before we get down to business with a powerfully supported voice.

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Conclusion and Support Examples

Support occurs in your voice when you learn to balance air flow and air pressure in a controlled way. With practice and perseverance you can build a powerfully resonant voice that connects fully from your lowest note and up higher than you could have ever dreamed of. In closing, I’d like to share two important key points that have personally helped me along my own journey of learning how to sing. The first is that lung capacity has very little to do with diaphragmatic support – you don’t actually need very much air when you sing, you simply need to control the air that you retain in a consistent and balanced fashion. The best way to achieve balanced support is actually to top up your breathing incrementally as you sing using “micro-inhalations” like I showed you in the earlier lessons in this course. Secondly, release is key to almost every aspect of singing – remember the final exercises I showed you earlier in this course? Being able to release fully into a supported head tone from your mix is paramount to a healthy and powerful voice. If you’re hitting a “ceiling” in your voice, you’re actually suffering from an imbalance either in your registers or in your ability to support.

Using this booster along with The Mix Voice BoosterVowel Translator and Consonant Guide will be an absolute game changer for your voice.

I’ll leave you with an example of supported singing in the following clip. Can you identify which BVS support techniques and tools I’m using to access a balanced and supported high range without necessarily belting? Let me know in the comments below or in the video comments which ones you can hear!

If you haven’t already signed up for our Foundation 101 singing course, it really is a best place to start building a powerful and rock solid foundation for your singing voice. Foundation for singing really is like the foundation of a house, the rock solid slab that your range and tone are built upon. When you’re ready to take your mixed voice singing to the next level, you’re welcome to book a Skype Session with me and we’ll work towards extending your range and developing a blend of resonance in your middle voice.

If you have any questions about the middle voice booster or how to sing in mixed voice, you’re welcome to leave any feedback or questions below!

Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.

4 thoughts on “Support Booster

  1. Hi kegan, I have a question regarding volume. Some times I have the ability to sing very loud all through my range and then other times it sounds like I have a noise restricter in my voice. I have no idea what I do differently when this happens as I am supporting a lot all the time. This even happens in my talking voice. By the way your course is amazing, I started two days ago and I’m blown away. Been singing 4 years and never thought I’d be able to do what Iv learnt in two days. Your a legend

    1. So glad to hear George!!

      Well, singing doesn’t really have a ‘volume’ concept per-se, it’s more resonance and frequencies, so I suspect you’re inconsistent with the way you sing your vowel, the resonant space and then compression and twang. Sometimes you sing with twang (loud), and others not (quiet). Twang occurs at the Epiglottis AES itself, just like the NG in the word “siNG” – you can hone in on that sensation at the top of your throat/back of the tongue and turn it “on” on each of your vowels to some degree to increase intensity and higher frequencies for a powerful ‘cut’ in volume.

      Lack of support will manifest as a breathy tone, so I wouldn’t say that’s the issue.

  2. Thank you Kegan! I’m wondering if you could clarify one thing I may have missed. In some of the later videos you mention “supporting more.” I’m wondering what this means muscularly. Is that further expansion of the ribs/sternum area? More of a feeling of pulling downward? I understand the idea of trying to maintain expansion while singing, but I always get hung up on what it means to support “more” for higher notes, etc.

    1. You’re welcome! Absolutely – so, this really refers to compression of the air held in by the diaphragm. As you sing higher, or sing fuller, you “kick out” the sternum area/upper abs while strongly resisting the recoil of the diaphragm at the ribs/lats. This increases the pressure of the air, but reistance also limits the airflow itself – so, the air becomes “compressed” in a smaller space and allows you to support more efficiently/resonate/vibrate more effectively. So, for now – resist ‘more’ against the recoil of the diaphragm (like you’re carrying to heavy shopping bags in either hand)

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