Cornelius Reid on breathing

I wanted to share two of my favorite statements by Cornelius Reid. There is so much unfortunate teaching about breathing, support and so on. The feeling of support is something that will happen, when the voice is able to operate freely, not something, that we can create artificially.

And I suspect when great singers talk about support, they are probably describing the things they feel happening in their bodies more than what they actually do.

„Breathing does not control function, but it certainly interferes with it. The problem is to find means for terminating this interference.“

„Breathing is not something we ‚do‘, it is something we are.“

Autor: Monika Kopp

Stimm- und Gesangspädagogik nach Cornelius Reid Alexander-Technik