How to take low notes?
Most vocalists don’t pay enough attention to getting their voice to take low notes clean and deep. However, if your specialty is jazz or pop vocals, low notes will help you significantly expand your repertoire. In this video, a professional vocal teacher shows you exercises that will allow you to develop your range down.
Low notes are the natural chest register that we use when speaking. In order to take low notes in a relaxed and comfortable way, you need to perform General relaxation exercises. Various meditative practices, such as yoga, are suitable. It is also useful to perform the following exercises.
1. The giant’s laugh
Stand up straight, relax your body, and feel your weight on both legs. Make head swings back and forth; relax the back of your head and jaw: they should feel very heavy. Then lower your jaw without pulling it back — let it hang freely. In this position, rotate your head to the right and left. Feel your tongue relaxed and soft, and only then utter the sound “ha”. Imagine that you are portraying a giant laughing. It is very important that your vocal muscles participate in this exercise, they should push the air during exhalation.
2. Calm me
In this exercise, you should try to calm the imaginary interlocutor who is in an anxious state. Say the word “calm down” as smoothly and stretched as possible. Imagine that at the moment of performing this exercise, you sit on a soft, comfortable sofa. Feel that your exhalation comes out freely and easily. You can use any other word, the most important thing is that the vowels are well stretched and sung.