What is the difference between singing high notes and low notes?
Singing high notes and the low ones is two wholly different things. The majority of vocalists feel anxiety with the high tones. But the lower ones may be challenging as well. Everything depends on the individual and his vocal range. The reason why the high sounds arise is our vocal cords moving forth. In turn, low tones arise when they move back. In the first case, the vocal cords get thinner or shorter and vibrate fast. Yet, in the second case, they get thicker or longer and vibrate slow. We get numerous notes by pushing our cords back and forth. Indeed, proper maneuvering with all muscles of our vocal box is the highest form of craftsmanship for every professional singer. But, of course, this entire process demands a lot of practice. However, when we train it appropriately, we can meet significantly satisfying results. In fact, if we approach these exercises with relaxation, we can even gain a wider vocal range.
Issues behind singing high notes and going to the low notes
As opposed to singing low notes, operating in a high register requires greater precision. Remember, the voice usually likes to break during the rapid vocal slide from low notes to high notes. As a daily routine shows, although every singer has a unique voice, the mistakes they make when trying to hit the high note are quite similar. And decisively too often, the vocalists keep repeating them. Usually, performers frequently start with the wrong breathing. Even though they should chant with their diaphragm, they do it by forcing their larynx. What’s even worse, many of them straightforwardly do not warm up. And it is almost ever impossible to reach the highest part of their vocal range without a proper warm-up. This procedure frequently ends with a resonant break-up. And its cause is the lack of singing with the perfect balance of chest voice and head voice. And on top of that, also the practicing has to be done respectively.
Performing low notes without an effort is crucial for the entire vocal range
Performing the low notes clear is slightly different from performing the high ones. Not knowing why the majority of vocalists skip this topic as irrelevant. Wrongly. Getting it right with the low sounds is as important as hitting the high ones without falsetto. According to what we have explained above, our vocal cords vibrate slowly when we sing in the low register. It is like a string in action. The common mistake everybody commits is allowing their larynx to drop when they try to reach the low notes. Nothing more wrong. Our larynx decidedly has to be balanced. Pushing it too far is the worst thing we can probably do. Opposite, the progress in reaching our lowest tones needs to be gradual. During exercise, we should slowly descend from the top note to the bottom note. Firstly, we should try to speak the note and later try to give it a melodic sound. Soon, the progress should be significant.
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