Breathing Methods for Singing


For centuries, singers and singing teachers alike, have known how crucial good air flow was for good singing. One of the more prominent modern-day methods is known as ‘Appoggio.’ What is this age-old methodology, does it work for all singers, and perhaps more importantly, will it work for you?

But not everyone believes that Appoggio is the way to go. Recently, a new kid on the block called Accent Method has been advocating for change. Actually, it’s not all that new, having been developed in the 1930s by a Danish speech therapist, Professor Svend Smith.

In my teaching experience, I have observed the benefits of both, which is why I have both appoggio and Accent method type breathing activities in my exercise collections, Dr Dan’s Voice Essentials 1 and 2.


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