When learning vocal techniques that may involve very specific and detailed instruction, it is to your benefit to keep in mind, what is the goal of these instructions, and how will you be using your singing. One area in particular that receives a lot of attention is posture. Students often spend time practicing difficult posture techniques that are nearly impossible to apply while singing.
“Keep your chin up, chest out, shoulders back, feet together, stomach in and lifted “
What is the goal? Can I do this while I am singing. Unless you intend to be stationary during your performance, you must modify these techniques, and understand why you were using them in the first place.
The purpose of having good posture while singing, in my opinion, is to insure that singers do not restrict their breathing, which is a very crucial part of singing. When performing, whether you are recording, sitting, or working the stage, do not slouch, or position your body in a way that directly restricts your diaphragm.
Sometimes when students are having trouble breathing at a specific point in a song, I have them throw a punch to help them retrieve and release more air. The momentum of the punch allows them to breathe out with more impact. The result is the student producing a stronger note. Look for other movements that will assist you with your breathing and singing. Resulting in you being a well rounded quality singer and performer.
(Your Vocal Coach)