There are many different philosophies on what is most important when it comes to singing. I feel the most important is Passion. It’s pulling the heartstrings of the person listening to the song. I have gotten into sooo many arguments with other vocal coaches about this very thing. Here are the six main aspects to think about or to bring up to your own vocal coach:
Breathing – This is going to sound weird, but almost everyone breathes wrong in the music industry. It’s the most common comment I’ll make when I watch singing TV shows or even listening to a CD. And yes, you can tell even with breaths taken out of the recording. Your breathing is very important. Here’s a few pointers to take with you now: Don’t use your shoulders when you breathe. Breathe from your gut. Instead of pushing out your chest when you inhale, push out your stomach. Inhale through your nose. I know these sound like mundane things but you’ll be amazed at what they can do for you.