Singer

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Singer is the extra preset set of patterns in Prana Breath app for version 7.0 and later, available in Guru version.

Download:
Singer_exercise_1.trng
Singer_exercise_2.trng
Singer_exercise_3.trng
Singer_exercise_4.trng
Singer_exercise_5.trng
Singer_exercise_6.trng
Singer_exercise_7.trng
Singer_exercise_8.trng
Singer_exercise_9.trng
Singer_exercise_10.trng
Singer_exercise_11.trng
Singer_exercise_12.trng
Singer_exercise_13.trng
Singer_exercise_14.trng
Singer_exercise_15.trng
Singer_exercise_16.trng
Singer_exercise_17.trng
Singer_exercise_18.trng

Effects

  • training abdominal and thorax muscles
  • strengthening intercostal muscles
  • bettering blood circulation in glottis
  • helping to hold a note longer
  • making your voice sound strong and beautiful

Origin, history

This training type is derived from O. Seffery's book "New rational school of the singer" (available in German and in Russian, 1900. Osmond Sefferi (1845-1922), an eminent Russian (of Italian origin) professor of vocal that lived and worked in St.Petersburg (Russia). He has developed a unique and alternative to classical method of staging a voice, the effectiveness of what was proven by decades of his work and by the success of his students.
Laryngeal examination of his students, that is featured in the book, has been performed by N.I. Lunin, MD, who is one of the first researches of vitamins; Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929, has acknowledged the importance Lunin's works for his discovery.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that haven't ever practiced vocal exercises.

Setting the training

  1. Download those patterns if you don't have them yet.
  2. Choose this pattern of a certain stage in Training tab or Control tab.
  3. It is recommended to start practicing from the very first stage, even though it might seem very easy, and move on to the next exercise once you are absolutely comfortable with the current one. Practice the exercise once or twice a day to have a significant progress. Note that it might take more time to move on to the next exercise than it took to transfer to the current one.

Training process

  1. Choose the comfortable position.
  2. Empty your lungs, breathing out with effort ("Prepare").
  3. Inhale through your nose.
  4. Retain the air, making sure you don't create much tension in your head.
  5. Exhale slowly and gradually through your mouth.
  6. Repose for a bit, breathing the way you like.
  7. Keep breathing like in steps 3-6 till the end of your training session.
  8. After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself, or you can start singing and feeling the difference in your voice.
  • You might feel you want to cough while practicing: it's absolutely normal. Just pause the training and resume it after you cleared your lungs.

Other questions

How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.