How To Sing Lower Notes (Improve Your Low Range)
Having a lower voice naturally, I was often confused as to why my lower notes were inconsistent – on some days a D2 was easy, resonant and natural; while other days a few notes above seemed breathy and impossible to pitch.
Fortunately, I was shown the right way to sing lower notes with ease – and that’s what I’m about to share with you.
In fact, most singers (and voice coaches!) obsess over increasing range and singing higher notes – but what about how to sing lower notes? Can you really improve your low range?
The key to effective low singing is actually much the same to improving your higher range and increasing your higher notes – keeping a forward placement and improving your vowels.
That’s right, learning how to sing lower notes with ease actually requires you to sing brighter and use less of your speaking voice than you might think. In fact, you may find that many singers with an impressive lower range are actually much brighter than they are in the mid range as they rely on forward placement and a correctly formed vowel to facilitate that incredibly rich low range.
Considering just how inconsistent my low range used to be, you really can see a marked improvement in my ability to pitch my lower register with ease and consistency:
You might notice just how bright and forward my voice is – this low range isn’t descending into my throat into a froggy, larynxy tone; but instead travelling up and forward into the bones of the face to resonate with clarity and ease.
Singing lower notes is easy when you develop forward placement and learn to form your vowels correctly – two of the most important aspects of The Four Vocal Fundamentals;
- Height In The Vocal Tract
- Forward Placement
- “All In One Flow”
- Mixed Tonality
These four fundamentals alone will absolutely change your life as a singer – they’ve absolutely changed my voice in such an incredible way!
I spent YEARS looking for the next advanced technique to help me break through the issues I was experiencing as a singer – strain, tension, inconsistency, a lack of resonance. I was practicing vowel modification, masque, edge, cry, twang, laryngeal tilt and an endless list of techniques that really made little sense (and definitely weren’t helping me sing any better), but when I finally broke everything down into these four simple fundamentals, singing not only became much easier and more enjoyable; but my high range increased like crazy while my low range became much more consistent and resonant with each day of practice.
The two most important fundamentals for improving your low range really are forming your vowels properly, along with keeping a forward placement to ensure your voice stays out of the throat – yes, even in the low range!
Are you ready to improve your low range with The Four Vocal Fundamentals? It’s time you checked out the following Fundamentals vocal lesson and started actually singing better:
Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.