How to sing low notes

Why singing low notes may be a challenge?

Why singing low notes may be a challenge?

Contrary to appearances, singing low notes may be as challenging as singing the higher ones. Ordinarily, the entire case depends on the individual. But even for somebody with a bass voice, flawless hitting and sustaining low notes may be a difficult task. Many singers claim that to ascend into higher notes seems harder than going down to the lower register. It is because we use our chest voice more. And singing with the chest voice is one of the crucial techniques in singing at all. Unfortunately, at some stage, we simply can not go lower. And that may be a problem. Lower sounds and tones are associated with our vocal cords, being wide open and vibrating during singing. Making this vibration sound clear and soft is not that easy and also needs practice. We all know the occurrence of the deep voice funny ‘bubbling’ on the lower pitch. A skilled singer should avoid a situation like this.

Inappropriate singing low notes due to bad and detrimental performing habits

Singing low notes clearly and with power unmistakably can be a struggle. Especially when we sing jazz or more pitch-complicated genres. Customarily, this is the issue frequently ignored by even experienced singers. And this is wrong because a professional should sing equally high and low notes without struggle or anxiety. Getting the lowpitched sounds right is for the song as important as getting any other ones.

Ron Anderson in his student during a singing class
Ron Anderson in his student during a singing class, here with VR headset helpful while learning with the Voixtek app. Find out more about how to use this to improve your singing here:

The most common reason we primarily neglect practicing these sounds is the variety of bad singing habits. For example, letting our sound falling back into our throat during sliding to the low tones. As a result, we engage our swallowing muscles while performing. Unfortunately, being part of the singing process is not their function. Why? Because they limit our vocal range and tone quality. Only performing with these muscles being perfectly still will bring out the desired effect. It is a key to powerful hitting even the lowest sounds available for us.

Polishing lower register with a vocal coach

The truth is that only when we master our art of hitting the low notes with precision and stable support, we should consider ourselves versatile singers. Getting rid of bad singing habits is crucial. Don’t let drop your voice back into your throat! To avoid that, we can simply put our hands on our cheeks during the performance. Besides, we should try to keep the voice above them. After some time, this trick should help us to tame our vibrating vocal cords. We can practice it alone, but a better idea is to work with a professional vocal coach. With his help, we can make our progress faster. A good thing that the coach provides for mastering the lowest notes is improving the tone without damage. Besides, he can help us to develop our ranges properly. Furthermore, an experienced vocal teacher will point out our weak sides on the fly. And he also will suggest the best ways how to improve them.

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