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Singing is Fun and Healthy -the book

Singing is Fun and Healthy-( – the book

A new book about singing.  It includes blog entries form this site and more.
A friend said,
“Wish you could teach me to sing.”
Singing is Fun and Healthy
Part 1
is a blog about singing, the fun of it and the health benefits,
the how and where to learn and practice all in the posts of this
by Jay Beacham
buy it at:
And Part 2
In the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, Harold Abrahams, the 1924
Olympic champion in the 100 metres sprint, ran and sang. He loved
Gilbert and Sullivan and was in the Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
For both running and singing one needs lots of breathe. Mr. Abrahams
was very healthy, performing well in both running and
Many of us can’t run but we can all sing.
And we can add to our health in the process.
More about singing form “Singing is Fun and Healthy”
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Breathe right to speak and sing right

I made a video for you Tube:

Breathe right to speak and sing right
Hello again, I’m here and I’ve been thinkin’.
This evening I went to song practice and in my pickup I have my radio tuned to one particular station.
It’s KWBR 105.7 FM the place to go for smooth jazz in St. George, Utah.
Well, the announcer came on to give the station ID like I just did.
He’s got a greatt voice but at the end of each phrase he goes (air sucking noise) to get air.
I’m thinking, maybe he had a big supper so he doesn’t have room to push the diaphragm down to
get the right amount of air. Then each phrase he’d go (suck air sound) again, and then he’d
(suck air sound) to get air.
I know he had to go fast but I’m thinking, “why didn’t he use his nose to breath with?” “God put it
there for more than just separating your eyes. I mean he didn’t put it there just to decorate your
And if you need some extra air, and if you’re going really fast like I am, maybe you could stop
for a second and let the air go into yur nostrils.
Or you could open and just let the air go in, not suck it in, just let it go in.
And using the diaphragm kind of helps the control of the air that you do have and lets you get more.
So you don’t go (suck air) to get air each time you do that.
Singers do that sometimes too and right before a phrase they go (sucking sound). Some of them
are really bad. But if you listen to the really good professional speakers and singers, you never
hear their breathing. At all. They just breathe through their nose or they use their pauses to
get the air they need to have.
You know it doesn’t really sound good when you you’re doing that sucking of air between each
So, I’m thinking, you know, these guys are professionals aren’t they?
News casters are really bad this way. You listen to some news stations and they all are sucking
Now the weather guy or the weather girl they generally don’t do that because they are more in a
conversational type delivery than the people giving the news.
But still, you could do there times that you do use a (sucking air sound) to get air, like
in the Pirates of Penzance, the song Modern Major General. Well this guy, some of them I’ve
heard don’t do any (air sucking sound) to get air but others after these long runs of talking, and
talking really fast, they do that ( sucking air sound) for dramatic effect not just to do it.
Because when you do that, it distracts fom what you are saying and people hear that
(air sucking sound).
So if you’re a professional and you’re trying to speak on the air or sing in front of a microphone,
I don’t think it’s to wise that you do that sucking of air. Better to learn how to use your nose,
that’s what God gave it to you for, learn how to use your diaphragm, it was given for a reason too,
maybe don’t eat so much right before you go to sing, so there’s more room for the diaphragm to
be moving.
Maybe that’s why they say to stand up tall or sit up tall when you’re singing, that might be why,
then you’d have place for that diaphragm to be going so you don’t have to suck air in between
(in) each pause.
Well that’s what I’ve been thinking today.
See you next time.

Video posted to You Tube Feb. 29, 2012
has been viewed 301 times Has received 2 comments:
Dee Taylor 7 years ago
Hi Jay, I find this excellent advice…I’m always looking for tips on how to improve my singing
and speaking… haven’t been on the net to much lately, catching up now…keep these videos
coming Jay, they are priceless..dee
CajunGirlBee 7 years ago
SOMEONE! LOVE YA BUNCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(to see it go to:

Breathe right to speak and sing right

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Mood Altering Music

Music is a mood altering non substance.

Feeling down, depressed, sad?

Music can enhance you mood.

Ask your doctor if music is right for you as it may be addictive and have some side effects.

Side effects may include head bobbing, foot tapping, finger snapping and persistent melody flashbacks.

There may be others but the fact that it can made you feel happy and upbeat is a very good reason to use it.

Caution: Stay away from depressing or angry music.

So start singing a happy tune and see how you feel.


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The Laughing Songs

The Laughing Songs

Laughing is healthy and there are songs that are laughing songs.
You may recall the one from the film Mary Poppins, “I Love to Laugh”.
That song levitated people into the air and even led to the oldest banker’s demise but he died happy.
The late and great cowboy singer, Gerald Gifford and his son Dean, sang another laughing song.
You can hear many different laughing songs on You tube.
The Laughing Song – George W. Johnson (1898)
The Laughing Song By George Younce is presented on several videos.
And do they levitate you?
Watch these videos about the science and health benefits of laughing.
links to 9 videos on You Tube

Why sing search results on the internet 10/26/2018:

Words of Wonder: What Happens When We Sing? | Desiring God…wonder-what-happens…
That’s why I always encourage leaders in the church to take time to sing a cappella, whether it’s a line, a verse, or an entire song. The sound that unites the church should be the sound of…

10 Great Reasons to Sing! – mindbodygreen…reasons-to-sing.html
Forget about whether or not you think you can sing, here are some great reasons to do it anyway. 1. It’s good for your heart. Singing is an aerobic activity so beneficial for your heart and…

Why Sing? –…p/why-sing-11552924.html
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you – I, whom you…

Kirk Franklin – Why We Sing – YouTube

Something About The Name Jesus – The Rance Allen Group, “Live From San Francisco” – Duration: 6:12. Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music 617,056 views
Singing Changes Your Brain |
When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of…

Why We Sing : 9Marks

Why We Sing

What should be clear in all three reasons for why we sing is that singing in church should be about the church singing—congregational singing. Perhaps choirs and soloists can be carefully…

13 Reasons Why We Sing In Worship – Beyond Sunday Worship
Singing Unifies the Church – Ever wonder why singing is the dominant art form in church? Singing is the easiest way to unify a large group of people. Singing is the easiest way to unify a…


Why I Sing | University Presbyterian Church

Why I Sing

Why I Sing It is hard to express the feeling when you finally get the note right, the timing is confident, you are immersed in a sea of sound, and the harmony is impeccable. You truly lose…

Five reasons why you should sing | The Express Tribune…reasons-why-you-should-sing
Five reasons why you should sing Nation­al Health Servic­e in the UK to provid­e medica­l practi­tioner­s the option of “singin­g on prescr­iption.” By UMNIA SHAHID

Now you have the reasons to laugh and sing or sing a laughing song.
Go have fun and be healthy

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Benefits of group singing

There are benefits of group singing.

What are some?

A sense of unity, improves mental alertness. Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain.(this improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory), bonding, fun, happiness, learning to work together in unison with others has many more benefits.  Go to the following sites and books that out line those benefits.

Singing Health Benefits: 11 Surprising Reasons It’s Good for You

A Stacy Horn outlines her adventure in group singing in a book:

When writer Stacy Horn was 26 years old, she was divorced and miserable. So she decided to audition for the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York. Horn made the cut and joined the community choir as a soprano.

She chronicles her 30 years with the group in a new memoir, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness in Singing With Others. She talks with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about how singing made her life more bearable.

Daniel Levitin, psychology professor at McGill University, and author of This Is Your Brain on Music, joins the conversation to explain the science of group singing.

The New science of singing together:

So whether at church, the ball park (National Anthem) or in your family, or with friends at a party of elsewhere, singing with others is a good thing.

Catch you later and keep singing.

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Make music by singing

We can make our own music by singing even to ourselves.

And there are health benefits.

I received the following email today:

Hi Jay,

My name is Will tottle, I am an editor at My Audio Sound (

I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that I recently published a very comprehensive blog post titled “ How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy” While browsing your site, I noticed you linked to a same topic – page from this page

I believe my piece is more comprehensive, (Almost 6000 words – 10 hours of research & writing) updated and quotes trustable sources.

Given your experience I would love to know your opinion on the article. And if you’ll find it useful, please consider referencing it from your post, or perhaps mentioning it in your future writing.

Here is the link for your review:

Thanks in advance for your time

Will Tottle

A great article.

You should study it.

And keep singing of course.

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searches for “Is singing healthy?” ” Is singing Fun?”

Today I did 2 online searches for “Is singing healthy?” ” Is singing Fun?”
I found all of these listings on the first page of each search.
My site even showed up on one first page. I’ve highlighted it.

Why Singing is Good for Your Health – Dr. Ben Kim
Looking for a fun way to get and stay healthy? Try singing on a regular basis. But not any old singing will do. The kind of singing that will provide you with significant health benefits has…
How Singing Improves Your Health (Even if Other People ……06/07/how_singing_improves_your…
Singing can boost your immune system and sense of well-being, while reducing stress and pain.
10 Tips for a Healthy Voice – Live Science…ips-healthy-voice.html
10 Tips for a Healthy Voice. … so it is very important when you’re speaking or singing to think about what people are really hearing.
# is singing healthy – FREE Singing Tips Video
@ is singing healthy best Singing Lessons near me ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Learn vocal exercises & performance tips Today! (BEST TIP)
# is singing healthy |Become A Better Singer…is/…
Mar 30, 2018 | @ is singing healthy Like these Singing Lessons ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Online Courses in Singing Techniques Try! (90+ millions of people visits)
# is singing healthy – FREE Singing Tips Video…de?ishealthysinging=…
@ is singing healthy Make Your Voice Sound Better ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Watch these free videos Today! (17+ millions of people download)
6 Ways Singing Is Surprisingly Beneficial To Your Health ……lth-benefits-of-singing
There are some surprising health benefits linked to the practice of singing. … 6 Ways Singing Is Surprisingly Beneficial To … Surprisingly Beneficial To Your Health
Is singing healthy –
Singing is indeed healthy. Physically, singing excersies facial, throat and vocal muscles, as well as the lungs, most important.
is singing healthy & 10 Minute Vocal Exercise…
31/03/18 | @ is singing healthy Easiest Way to Sing Better ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. This works if you actually try! (LEARN NOW)
Singing Changes Your Brain |
Singing Changes Your Brain. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins

Why singing makes you happy – Telegraph…g-makes-you-happy.html
Sing For Fun runs weekends away on which you can combine a stay in a country house hotel with two days of singing tuition. | SINGING IS FUN AND HEALTHY
To have fun, be healthy and maybe even earn some income from your passion to sing. Singing a Song: Its fun and healthy. … I said singing can be fun and healthy.
Singing is fun – Home | Facebook
Singing is fun, Praha (Prague, Czech Republic). 458 likes · 17 were here. Individuální hodiny zpěvu pro děti i dospělé.Netradiční forma výuky za pomoci…
Singing Is Fun – YouTube…l/UCDm1qVmokH4xhvzztejdg_w
Hello all! this YouTube channel brings you the song sung by newcomers. we are dedicated to promote and support unestablished new singers. keep listening keep…
Is Singing Still Fun? – Singing Lessons with Jeannie Deva …
On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your enjoyment of singing? Do you enjoy it more or less than at some time in the past? If you are enjoying it more, keep doing what you are…
Singing Changes Your Brain |
Group singing, for those who have … Singing Changes Your Brain. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, … and certainly more fun …
Singing Quotes (260 quotes) – Goodreads
260 quotes have been tagged as singing: Ellen DeGeneres: ‘Have you ever heard somebody sing some lyrics that you’ve never sung before, and you realize yo…
Fun – Official Site
Official website of American indie pop band FUN. Merchandise, tour dates, news and music. FUN. is Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess.
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Trivia – IMDb
The “Singing in the Rain” number took all day to set up–and Gene Kelly … The final shot end scene with the Billboard for the fictional “Singin in the Rain”, …
This one is about the Biblical whys to sing religious songs.
this one lists several links to other fun singing sites.

I haven’t checked all of these sites yet but am going to.

Singing is fun and healthy.Jay 3

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Alone? Then Sing.

Today I received a message from a man involved in a Karaoke site as am I.

In his profile is his philosophy about singing.

It bears repeating:

If you feel alone in the world …then sing
that’s the best thing to heal the Soul from loneliness….
and it keeps You healthy… sing sing sing…. and
freedom will come with you

(contact him: easy_hh

HEHE- if u like my Songcreations tell your friends …i will have an ear on them…what about you… sometimes i am here in the chatroom ……i think  ich sing und DU triff mich auch in Paltalk gleicher Name
greetings from Hamburg –

find me in the other several communitys- skype or Paltalk in Germany…. same Nick or meet me in Paltalk in MY … Singingroom karaoke13 … Have a nice day…)


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What about losing your voice?

What about losing your voice?

You notice something wrong with your voice. What could you do?

This lady, Diana Yampolsky, has some answers:;+manage+what+you+cannot

She gives examples of professional singers who’ve dealt with problems.

Sometimes the vocal cords must get a rest.

A friend of mine is a school teacher and a singer with a lovely tenor voice.  A few years back he injured his vocal cords.  On doctor’s orders he could only whisper and not sing at all for several months until he healed.  Now his voice is back to normal.  Sometimes the vocal cords must get a rest.

“The smallest irritation and swelling of the surface of the vocal chords can cause the sound produced to change. Silence for a few days is a small price to pay for protecting an instrument that must last an artist a lifetime.”

What if you fall among cutthroats like Spencer W. Kimball did?

Spencer W. Kimball former apostle and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.  In early 1950, at age 55, Kimball, who had never smoked or used tobacco, began experiencing persistent hoarseness and, after a physical examination, underwent abiopsy of a white spot in his throat. The biopsy caused some brief voice impairment, and indicated that Kimball had a throat infection but not cancer.[53] In late 1956, Kimball’s hoarseness returned, coupled with occasional bleeding in the back of his throat.   Kimball’s physician sent him to New York City to meet with Dr. Hayes Martin (1892–1977), an expert on cancers of the head and neck.[54] Martin performed another biopsy, which indicated “borderline malignancy“, and in early 1957 Martin recommended immediate surgery.[55] Kimball had neglected to seek approval from church president David O. McKay regarding his 1957 biopsy, a procedure which in the 1950s could itself cause permanent vocal damage. He felt that as an apostle he should have sought McKay’s approval before undergoing surgical procedures which could render him incapable of fulfilling apostolic duties.[56] McKay stated that he believed Kimball could still serve as an apostle even if he underwent a complete laryngectomy, and advised him to go forward with the procedure. Martin subsequently surgically removed one of Kimball’s vocal cords and half of the other, leaving him barely able to speak above a hoarse whisper.[57] After several weeks of enforced silence, Kimball slowly recovered, and by November 1957 was allowed by his physician to resume speaking in public.[58] Kimball’s voice remained raspy throughout the rest of his life, and he usually wore an ear-mounted microphone to help magnify his voice, even when speaking at normal microphone-equipped pulpits.

Diana tells of a (singer) woman’s surgery and the results:

She ends her article by saying, “Don’t treat it lightly if the vocal injury has already occurred. And don’t fool yourself thinking that it will go away by itself or will miraculously get better. Try to solve your vocal problems non-surgically first. If it is too late for that, embark on that surgery, but definitely address the post-surgical care and change your voice application from the one existing before the injury.”

And that you should take control to regain your voice.

And all this so you can keep singing.


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