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I can't get any lower...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Tinus1959, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Tinus1959

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    My musical career has reached a new deep. I don't think it can get lower than this. Last time during rehearsal I managed to sing a deep A. That is the lowest A but one on a normal 88 key piano and in notation the note on the thirth helper line below the bas bar. It is about four notes lower than Iwan Rebroff in his famous song.
     
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    So does this mean you will be going on X-Facter now?:blink:biggrin
     
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    No, I have no intentions to make a fool out of me :biggrin
     
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    We'd get along well in a choir - I'm trying to stretch my top range. :) My lowest is probably the F just under the bottom of the bass clef (or the G at the bottom) - a fifth above your lowest.

    Not sure what my highest is... I can sing the C an octave above middle C pretty strongly. Will have to pay attention to see how far I can go.
     
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    That would be a sixth.
    Using falsetto I have a total of 4 octaves. Using full voice I can do the E above middle C. If it gets any higher I'll just shut up. The switch from full voice to falsetto is not fluent enough.
     
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    Ah, you are correct - I didn't count carefully enough. :oops:

    Not sure what my top is using falsetto. When I was in high school, I attended a summer vocal program. At the time, my choir director in school had me with the basses (though I was switched to tenor in college). The guy who was teaching us in the vocal program had the basses go up by half-steps, switching to falsetto when necessary. When we finished, he asked us if we would be surprised to hear how close we came to hitting the soprano's high C, and we said yes. He replied, "Good. You hit the D above that." :eek:

    Sweet. :biggrin
     
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    That is pretty high. I reckon he did take into account that male voices sound 1 full octave lower than female voices. BTW, your range would be a dramatic baritone or a bass-baritone.
    Mine would be Basso profundo.
     
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    I can only assume so. :)

    I'll do some practicing with the keyboard and let you know what my actual top-end (and current low-end, for that matter) is for full voice and for falsetto... I'm curious to know what vocal range I truly fall into. :)
     
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    So this is a good thing right? Or are you shattering someones crystal wine glasses?:ohmy
     
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    Not shattering any glasses. The pitch for that note is to low (55 Hz):biggrin
    It is a good thing. For a song I need to sing a low C (that is C2, the C on the second help line below bass clef) but if that is also your lowest tone you will see sometimes it is there, sometimes it is not, depending on how rested your vocal chords are, how you did your warm up, what you sang just before that ect. ect.
    If you however can produce three halftones below that (A1), you will likely sing that C no matter what.
    Compare it to the highjump. If your personal best is 7 feet, it will be difficult to jump that 7 feet on a match where you have to perform. If you need only 6' 8" to win, you'll probably make it.
    The 'big deal' here is that high notes can be trained. To produce a high note you basically just tighten your vocal chords more.
    For a low pitch tone you need to relax them. But you can not relax more than completely so you'll need some other technics to relax them just that last bit (by changing the position of your larynx). Getting lower is very difficult and I don't think I will go far lower than this.
     
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