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Techniques to get better volume out of lower notes?

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Goggalor90
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Sorry about another topic so soon, but I've been practicing my lower range this week, and found my bottom note without fry, which is C#2. Now, I can get a lot of volume out of the D2, but my C#2 is kind of quiet. I'm just wondering if anyone knows any exercises for lower bass notes.

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Adding more twang is a good way to add volume to your lower notes, believe it or not.

Yeah I did some experimentation last night, and I found singing the C#2 on an "ahh" vowel made more twang and more volume. I also learned to keep my head straight instead of practically trying to touch my chin to my chest ha.

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I'm working on similar stuff, and the best thing for me so far has been to watch al green and smokey robinson VERY closely - two dudes that almost never dip down into straight speech-like chest voice. If you try to do impressions of both of them, you'll notice that the big thing they have in common is sort of a "bubble in your throat" sound/feeling... like you've got a big empty space back towards your uvula. I think it might just be twang and a raised soft palate, but it'll harden up your sound nicely. You might sound like a cartoon the first few times you do it, but keep messing with it.

raph, b.t.w., i'm a huge motown and blues fan. buddy guy....like his sound?

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I'm working on similar stuff, and the best thing for me so far has been to watch al green and smokey robinson VERY closely - two dudes that almost never dip down into straight speech-like chest voice. If you try to do impressions of both of them, you'll notice that the big thing they have in common is sort of a "bubble in your throat" sound/feeling... like you've got a big empty space back towards your uvula. I think it might just be twang and a raised soft palate, but it'll harden up your sound nicely. You might sound like a cartoon the first few times you do it, but keep messing with it.

I think adding twang is what worked for me last night. On D#2 and below, my "ahhh" is very dark and resonant, now I just need to carry that down to the C#2 and I'll be good ha. I still regret losing my ability to hit C2 though.

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