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Discussion » Questions » Music » How come women lean forward and stick their elbows back when they sing?

How come women lean forward and stick their elbows back when they sing?






All choirs everywhere, unless they are completely covered by robes, or they carry bells or something.

Posted - June 18, 2018

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  • 9826
    It is posture that opens and flattens the diaphragm.  This has to do with controlling air.    During practice we are made to sit on the edge of our seats with shoulders back for the same reason.   I take it you have never been in a choir.......
      June 18, 2018 10:25 PM MDT
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  • 5420
    No, but the first time I noticed it, the choir director was concerned too. He called it "the lunge". It was a bit of a distraction from the performance because every time he raised his hands, the girls would all lean forward.
      June 19, 2018 2:29 AM MDT
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  • 5420
    And why don't the men do that?
      June 19, 2018 10:44 PM MDT
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  • 9826
    They do but it will always be more noticeable when a woman sticks her chest out and pulls her shoulders back. 
      June 20, 2018 2:28 AM MDT
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