Tools for Singers

Posture Checklist (from Singing for Dummies)

Posture Checklist for Better Singing

By Pamelia S. Phillips

Part of the Singing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The next time you watch a professional singer, observe the posture. Posture plays a large part in how well you sing. If you hunch over, your lungs can’t inflate fully; and if you fidget, you distract your audience — and yourself. Use the following list to correctly position yourself for singing:

  • Feet are hip-width apart with feet parallel.
  • Knees are unlocked with the weight evenly distributed on the three points of the feet — the tripod.
  • Spine is long and straight, from bottom to top.
  • Head is centered over shoulders; chin is parallel with the ground.
  • Shoulders are back but down and released.
  • Arms are hanging at your side.
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