Vocal Techniques Step 2 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How should your feet be placed?

    • A.

      Stand on the heel

    • B.

      Stand on the arch

    • C.

      Stand on the balls of the feet

    • D.

      Stand on your tippy toes

    Correct Answer
    C. Stand on the balls of the feet
    Explanation
    When standing, it is recommended to place your feet on the balls of your feet. This position helps to maintain balance and stability. Standing on the balls of the feet allows the body's weight to be evenly distributed, engaging the muscles in the legs and core for support. It also promotes good posture and reduces strain on the lower back. Standing on the balls of the feet is commonly practiced in activities such as ballet, yoga, and various sports that require agility and quick movements.

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  • 2. 

    How should your knees be when you stand?

    • A.

      Locked

    • B.

      Extended

    • C.

      Loose

    • D.

      Bent

    Correct Answer
    C. Loose
    Explanation
    When you stand, your knees should be loose. This means that they should not be locked or fully extended, but rather slightly bent. Having loose knees helps to distribute your body weight evenly and maintain balance. It also allows for better shock absorption and reduces the risk of strain or injury to the knees.

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  • 3. 

    How should your hips be when you stand?

    • A.

      Rolled back, keeping your butt loose

    • B.

      Rigid, keeping your butt firm

    • C.

      Rolled forward, keeping your butt firm

    • D.

      Rolled back, keeping your butt firm

    Correct Answer
    C. Rolled forward, keeping your butt firm
    Explanation
    When you stand, your hips should be rolled forward, keeping your butt firm. This position helps to maintain proper alignment of the spine and pelvis, preventing excessive curvature and promoting good posture. Rolling the hips forward engages the core muscles and stabilizes the lower back, providing support and preventing strain. Keeping the butt firm also helps to activate the gluteal muscles, which are important for hip stability and overall lower body strength.

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  • 4. 

    How should your abs be when you stand?

    • A.

      Flat and firm

    • B.

      Nice and tight

    • C.

      Flexed, and firm

    • D.

      Expanded and forced

    Correct Answer
    A. Flat and firm
    Explanation
    When you stand, your abs should be flat and firm. This means that your abdominal muscles should be engaged and contracted, providing support to your spine and maintaining good posture. Having flat and firm abs also helps to stabilize your core and prevent any unnecessary strain on your back. This position allows for better balance and overall body alignment.

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  • 5. 

    Correct posture makes singing?

    • A.

      Easy

    • B.

      Effortless

    • C.

      Fun

    • D.

      Possible

    Correct Answer
    D. Possible
    Explanation
    Having the correct posture while singing is important because it allows the singer to use their diaphragm effectively, resulting in better breath control and projection. When the body is aligned properly, the air flow is unrestricted, making it easier to hit the right notes and sustain them for longer periods. Additionally, maintaining good posture reduces strain on the vocal cords and muscles, preventing vocal fatigue and potential damage. Therefore, having the correct posture is crucial for singers as it makes singing possible by optimizing their vocal performance and overall singing experience.

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  • 6. 

    Posture for singing must be 

    • A.

      Fun, easy and effortless

    • B.

      Poised, fun, and feel good

    • C.

      Balanced, poised, and resilient

    • D.

      Resilient, effortless, and feel good

    Correct Answer
    C. Balanced, poised, and resilient
    Explanation
    The correct answer is balanced, poised, and resilient. This is because having a balanced posture ensures that the body is aligned properly, allowing for optimal breath support and vocal production. Being poised helps to maintain control and stability while singing. Lastly, being resilient means being able to withstand the physical demands of singing without causing strain or injury. Overall, this combination of qualities creates a solid foundation for singing effectively and comfortably.

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  • 7. 

    How should your chest be when you stand?

    • A.

      Held high, rolled back

    • B.

      Held high, motionless

    • C.

      Flexed and rolled back

    • D.

      Controlled, pointed slightly down

    Correct Answer
    B. Held high, motionless
    Explanation
    When standing, your chest should be held high and motionless. This posture helps to align your spine and maintain proper posture. Holding your chest high also allows for proper breathing and can project confidence. Keeping your chest motionless prevents slouching and promotes an upright position, which is important for overall body alignment and preventing back pain.

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  • 8. 

    How should your shoulders be when you stand?

    • A.

      Dropped at the sides

    • B.

      Relaxed

    • C.

      Back and down

    • D.

      Tight and flexed

    Correct Answer
    C. Back and down
    Explanation
    When standing, it is important to have your shoulders positioned back and down. This means that your shoulders should be pulled back slightly, with your shoulder blades drawn towards each other, and also lowered downwards. This posture helps to align the spine and maintain good posture, preventing slouching or hunching of the shoulders. It also allows for proper alignment of the neck and head, reducing strain on the upper body muscles and promoting a relaxed and open posture.

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  • 9. 

    How should your arms be when you stand?

    • A.

      Dropped at the sides

    • B.

      Flexed to support your microphone close to your mouth

    • C.

      Waving to convey emotion

    • D.

      Motionless, like a robot.

    Correct Answer
    A. Dropped at the sides
    Explanation
    When you stand, your arms should be dropped at the sides. This is the most natural and relaxed position for your arms. It allows for better balance and posture while standing. Flexing your arms to support a microphone close to your mouth or waving to convey emotion would be unnecessary and unnatural in a normal standing position. Similarly, keeping your arms motionless like a robot would also be an unnatural and rigid posture. Therefore, the correct answer is to have your arms dropped at the sides.

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  • 10. 

    How should your hands be when you stand?

    • A.

      Held together

    • B.

      Checking your body for tension

    • C.

      Not used at all to sing

    • D.

      Relaxed

    Correct Answer
    D. Relaxed
    Explanation
    When standing, it is important to have relaxed hands. This allows for better overall body posture and alignment, as tense or rigid hands can lead to tension in other parts of the body. Relaxed hands also promote better breath control and vocal production, as tension in the hands can transfer to the muscles involved in singing. Therefore, keeping the hands relaxed while standing is essential for maintaining a relaxed and tension-free body, which is beneficial for singing and overall physical well-being.

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  • 11. 

    How should your upper body be when you sit?

    • A.

      Relaxed on the back of the chair

    • B.

      Forward off the chair, similar to when you stand

    • C.

      Straight up

    • D.

      Slightly bent

    Correct Answer
    B. Forward off the chair, similar to when you stand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "forward off the chair, similar to when you stand." When sitting, it is recommended to have your upper body slightly forward off the chair, similar to the posture when standing. This helps to maintain good posture and prevent slouching or slumping. Sitting with a straight and upright upper body helps to distribute weight evenly and reduces strain on the back and neck muscles.

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  • 12. 

    How should your feet be when you sit?

    • A.

      Set on the balls of your feet

    • B.

      Flat on the floor

    • C.

      On a foot rest

    • D.

      Legs should be crossed

    Correct Answer
    B. Flat on the floor
    Explanation
    When sitting, it is recommended to have your feet flat on the floor. This helps to maintain proper posture and alignment of the spine. Sitting with your feet flat on the floor allows for even weight distribution and reduces the strain on your lower back. It also helps to promote good blood circulation in the legs.

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  • 13. 

    What do your legs do when you sit?

    • A.

      Stay relaxed

    • B.

      Nothing

    • C.

      Let your butt rest on the seat

    • D.

      Give balance

    Correct Answer
    D. Give balance
    Explanation
    When you sit, your legs play a crucial role in maintaining balance. They provide support and stability to prevent you from falling over. While sitting, your leg muscles are engaged to keep you upright and balanced. Therefore, the correct answer is "give balance."

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  • 14. 

    What does your back do when you sit?

    • A.

      Stay seated up in a straight, rigid posture.

    • B.

      Stay away from the seat

    • C.

      Rested on the back of the seat

    • D.

      Stay loose to let a lot of air flow in and out

    Correct Answer
    B. Stay away from the seat
    Explanation
    When you sit, your back tends to stay away from the seat. This is because maintaining a slight gap between your back and the seat allows for better posture and supports the natural curve of the spine. It helps to prevent slouching and promotes proper alignment of the spine, reducing the risk of back pain or discomfort. Additionally, this position allows for better air circulation, preventing excessive sweating or discomfort caused by heat buildup.

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  • 15. 

    What is the first purpose of breathing?

    • A.

      To make it possible to sing meaningful phrases and expressive nuances

    • B.

      To support your production of continuous, controlled singing tone

    • C.

      To make singing high notes possible

    • D.

      To project as loud and as far as possible

    Correct Answer
    B. To support your production of continuous, controlled singing tone
    Explanation
    The first purpose of breathing is to support your production of continuous, controlled singing tone. This is because proper breath control is essential for maintaining a steady flow of air and controlling the release of sound while singing. By using the breath effectively, singers are able to sustain notes, control dynamics, and produce a smooth and controlled tone.

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  • 16. 

    What is the second purpose of breathing?

    • A.

      To make singing high notes possible

    • B.

      To project as loud and as far as possible

    • C.

      To make it possible to sing meaningful phrases and expressive nuances

    • D.

      To support your production of continuous, controlled singing tone

    Correct Answer
    C. To make it possible to sing meaningful phrases and expressive nuances
    Explanation
    The second purpose of breathing is to make it possible to sing meaningful phrases and expressive nuances. Breathing is essential for vocalists as it allows them to control their airflow, sustain long phrases, and add emotional expression to their singing. By properly controlling their breath, singers can deliver the intended meaning and emotion behind the lyrics, making their performances more impactful and engaging.

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  • 17. 

    What is the first principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing?

    • A.

      The throat must stay out of the way. Don't tighten it. If you can hear yourself breathe while you sing you're wrong.

    • B.

      It makes room for the air. You cannot reach out for air

    • C.

      Your ribs cover the muscles involved. Don't allow your ribs to collapse

    • D.

      It has a low center of gravity. It happens when your ribs join at the front.

    Correct Answer
    B. It makes room for the air. You cannot reach out for air
    Explanation
    The first principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing is that it makes room for the air. This means that the singer should not try to reach out for air, but instead create space in the body to allow the air to flow in naturally. By doing so, the singer can achieve a more efficient and controlled breath, which is essential for proper vocal technique.

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  • 18. 

    What is the second principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing?

    • A.

      Your ribs cover the muscles involved. Don't allow your ribs to collapse.

    • B.

      The throat must stay out of the way. Don't tighten it. If you can hear yourself breathe while you sing you're wrong

    • C.

      It makes room for the air. You cannot reach out for air

    • D.

      It has a low center of gravity. It happens where your ribs join at the front

    Correct Answer
    A. Your ribs cover the muscles involved. Don't allow your ribs to collapse.
    Explanation
    The second principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing is that your ribs cover the muscles involved and you should not allow your ribs to collapse. This means that when you breathe, your ribs should expand and create space for the diaphragm to move downward, allowing for deeper and more efficient breathing. If your ribs collapse, it restricts the movement of the diaphragm and can lead to shallow breathing. Therefore, it is important to maintain proper rib alignment and avoid collapsing them during breathing.

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  • 19. 

    What is the third principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing?

    • A.

      It has a low center of gravity. It happens where your ribs join at the front

    • B.

      It makes room for the air. You cannot reach out for air.

    • C.

      Your ribs cover the muscles involved. Don't allow your ribs to collapse

    • D.

      The throat must stay out of the way. Don't tighten it. If you can hear yourself breathing while you sing you're wrong

    Correct Answer
    D. The throat must stay out of the way. Don't tighten it. If you can hear yourself breathing while you sing you're wrong
    Explanation
    The third principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing is that the throat must stay out of the way and should not be tightened. If you can hear yourself breathing while you sing, it indicates that you are not following this principle correctly.

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  • 20. 

    What is the fourth principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing?

    • A.

      Your ribs cover the muscles involved. Don't allow your ribs to collapse

    • B.

      It has a low center of gravity. It happens where your ribs join at the front

    • C.

      It makes room for the air. You cannot each out for air

    • D.

      The throat must stay out of the way. Don't tighten it. If you can hear yourself breath you are wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. It has a low center of gravity. It happens where your ribs join at the front
    Explanation
    The fourth principle of diaphragmatic-costal breathing is that it has a low center of gravity, occurring where the ribs join at the front. This means that the breath is centered and grounded, allowing for better control and stability during breathing. It also ensures that the breath is properly supported by the muscles involved, preventing the ribs from collapsing and maintaining a strong and steady flow of air.

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  • 21. 

    What are some hazards to breathing?

    • A.

      Smoking a fat bowl of weed

    • B.

      Doing drugs

    • C.

      Colds allergies, smoking, chemical irritants and poor health

    • D.

      Poor health and huffing paint

    Correct Answer
    C. Colds allergies, smoking, chemical irritants and poor health
    Explanation
    The hazards to breathing include colds, allergies, smoking, chemical irritants, and poor health. Colds and allergies can cause congestion and difficulty in breathing. Smoking damages the lungs and can lead to various respiratory diseases. Chemical irritants, such as pollutants and toxins, can irritate the airways and impair breathing. Poor health, including conditions like asthma or obesity, can also affect respiratory function.

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  • 22. 

    What are some personal benefits to diaphragmatic-costal breathing?

    • A.

      Breath capacity increases, breathing becomes easier

    • B.

      Throat feels good, you can have better musicianship

    • C.

      Technique develops better, high notes are within your grasp, health increases

    • D.

      Confidence increases, throat is free of tension, tone quality, health increases

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Breath capacity increases, breathing becomes easier
    D. Confidence increases, throat is free of tension, tone quality, health increases
    Explanation
    Diaphragmatic-costal breathing refers to a breathing technique that combines the use of the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles to increase breath capacity and make breathing easier. This technique also helps in reducing tension in the throat, leading to improved tone quality and overall health. Additionally, practicing diaphragmatic-costal breathing can boost confidence as it allows for better control over breath support and technique.

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  • 23. 

    Breath control is for

    • A.

      Singing

    • B.

      Inhaling

    • C.

      Exhaling

    • D.

      Hitting high notes

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Inhaling
    C. Exhaling
    Explanation
    Breath control is essential for singing as it allows singers to sustain notes, control their tone, and project their voice effectively. Inhaling ensures that the singer has enough air to support their vocal technique and produce sound. Exhaling, on the other hand, regulates the flow of air and controls the release of sound during singing. Both inhaling and exhaling are crucial components of breath control in singing, enabling singers to maintain proper breath support and achieve the desired vocal performance. Hitting high notes, although important in singing, is not directly related to breath control.

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  • 24. 

    Breath control must become your ________ response to the impulse to sing

    Correct Answer(s)
    automatic
    Explanation
    The word "automatic" accurately completes the sentence because it suggests that breath control should be an instinctive and effortless response to the urge to sing. It implies that singers should train themselves to have a natural and unconscious ability to control their breathing while singing, without needing to consciously think about it. This ensures that their breath support remains consistent and reliable, allowing them to produce a more controlled and powerful vocal performance.

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  • 25. 

    Your breath control is ________ as you make it

    Correct Answer(s)
    effective
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "effective." This means that the effectiveness of your breath control is determined by how well you make it. In other words, the level of effectiveness in controlling your breath depends on your own efforts and abilities.

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  • 26. 

    Shoulders should move

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This answer is false because shoulders should not move during certain exercises or movements. For example, during a squat or deadlift, the shoulders should remain stable and not move excessively. Moving the shoulders during these exercises can lead to improper form and potential injury. It is important to maintain proper shoulder alignment and stability during various exercises to ensure safety and effectiveness.

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  • 27. 

    Chest should rise and fall

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Chest should rise and fall" is false. The rising and falling of the chest is not a reliable indicator of proper breathing. It is possible for the chest to rise and fall even if the person is not breathing effectively. Proper breathing involves the use of the diaphragm, which is located below the chest and helps to expand the lungs. So, it is important to assess other signs of effective breathing such as the movement of the abdomen and the person's ability to speak comfortably.

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  • 28. 

    You shouldn't gasp

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "You shouldn't gasp" is true. Gasp is an involuntary reaction where one takes a quick, deep breath due to surprise, shock, or pain. Gasping can be harmful as it disrupts the normal breathing pattern and can lead to hyperventilation or lightheadedness. It is recommended to practice controlled breathing techniques instead of gasping in order to maintain a steady and healthy breathing rhythm.

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  • 29. 

    Your neck can tense up

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that one's neck can tense up, and the answer given is "False". This implies that the statement is incorrect and that one's neck cannot tense up.

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  • 30. 

    Your jaw should be flexed and firm

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that your jaw should be flexed and firm, but this is incorrect. In fact, the jaw should be relaxed and not firm. Flexing the jaw can lead to tension and discomfort, while a relaxed jaw promotes better oral health and reduces the risk of jaw-related issues such as TMJ disorders. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 31. 

    You shouldn't feel a breathing sensation in the throat

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "You shouldn't feel a breathing sensation in the throat" is true. The sensation of breathing should primarily be felt in the chest and diaphragm, not in the throat. The throat is responsible for allowing air to pass through to the lungs, but it should not be the main area where breathing is felt. If someone feels a breathing sensation in their throat, it could indicate a potential issue with their respiratory system or a breathing technique that needs to be adjusted.

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  • 32. 

    Your mouth should get dry

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that your mouth should get dry. The answer is false because typically, a dry mouth is not a desirable or normal condition. It can be a symptom of dehydration, certain medications, or medical conditions such as anxiety or Sjögren's syndrome. In general, a moist mouth is considered healthier and more comfortable.

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  • 33. 

    You should breathe low

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Breathing low refers to breathing from the diaphragm rather than shallow breathing from the chest. This type of breathing allows for a greater intake of oxygen and helps to relax the body and reduce stress. It also helps to improve lung capacity and can be beneficial for overall respiratory health. Therefore, it is true that one should breathe low for optimal well-being.

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  • 34. 

    Your face should get red when you sing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that your face should turn red when you sing. However, this is not true. The color of your face does not necessarily change when you sing. Facial redness can occur due to various reasons such as exertion, embarrassment, or certain medical conditions, but it is not directly related to singing. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 35. 

    You should not have a breathy tone

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Having a breathy tone refers to speaking with an excessive amount of air escaping through the vocal cords during speech, resulting in a voice that sounds weak or lacking in power. This can be perceived as unprofessional or lacking confidence. Therefore, the statement "You should not have a breathy tone" is correct, as it is advisable to speak with a clear and strong voice in most situations.

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  • 36. 

    When you inhale deeply your chest should expand

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you inhale deeply, your diaphragm contracts and moves downward, causing your chest and abdomen to expand. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect.

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  • 37. 

    Your vital capacity should stay the same the more you sing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Singing requires the use of the diaphragm and lungs, which are key components of vital capacity. The more you sing, the more you exercise these muscles, leading to increased strength and control. As a result, your vital capacity is likely to improve over time with regular singing practice. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect.

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  • 38. 

    Correct singing posture should be a habit

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Developing correct singing posture as a habit is important because it helps singers maintain proper breath control, vocal resonance, and overall vocal health. Good posture allows the lungs to fully expand, leading to better breath support and control. It also helps align the vocal cords, allowing for optimal sound production and resonance. Consistently practicing correct singing posture can prevent strain and injury to the vocal cords, ensuring longevity and quality of the voice. Therefore, it is crucial for singers to make correct singing posture a habit.

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  • 39. 

    Habits of correct posture and diaphragmatic-costal breathing are the foundation of the building of a voice?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that habits of correct posture and diaphragmatic-costal breathing are essential for developing a strong and effective voice. This implies that having the right body alignment and breathing techniques are fundamental in building vocal skills. By maintaining proper posture and using diaphragmatic-costal breathing, individuals can support their voice, control their breath, and produce clear and resonant sounds. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the importance of these habits in voice development.

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