So i'm attempting to learn to sing properly, and one of the big things I always come across is singing from the diaphragm

I'd just like some clarity on how that's actually achieved, cause I 'think' i've figured it out, and that it involves sort of tensing the stomach to force air out, and make my tone a lot less breathy/weak

Just wanted to make sure I was doing that right, or at least wasn't doing something massively dangerous
No, that is, in fact, incorrect. It is one of the most popular misconceptions about singing, though.

Check out:
The fourth paragraph called "the hold of the breath" http://thebelcantotechnique.now-here-this.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=35

Item #3 - "push with the diaphragm" http://thebelcantotechnique.now-here-this.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=34

... and if you don't believe that site, take it from a guy who has a string of gold and platinum albums and has toured the world, both as a headliner and with bands like Kiss...


Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.