Magic Choral Trick #62 Fast Quiet Breath
When a fast breath is required, the room really shouldn’t sound like a tuberculosis ward.
Use the same kind of open throated breath I think I mentioned in an earlier post. That’s the walking uphill beside someone who’s in better shape than you and you don’t want them to hear you gasping for air – type breath.
Back of throat feels open enough to accommodate a hardboiled egg + relaxed dropping of the belly = Full, Fast, Quiet Breath.
If you’re doing it right, you’ll notice the ribcage expanding.
But more importantly, you won’t run out of air as quickly, and the choir director won’t glower at you. (Directors – I’ll probably post something later about glowering)