I tried to find a StackExchange community focused on singing and voice acting, but I figure this was the closest I could find.

Since vocal chords are muscle, perhaps they stretch a certain way going high pitch, but maybe the opposite going low pitch? I suppose this can cause strain, but I don't know anything about them but just theorizing. If you do static stretching before weightlifting, I know it loosens the muscles too much to where they aren't as firm so it reduces the power when contracting like for bicep curls, kind of like turning a rubber band (muscle contraction) to string (relaxed/stretched muscles).

From my experience personally, if I try to sing on the same day near the top of my range (excluding falsetto) like up to 2 notes away from the top and then also near the bottom within 2 notes of the bottom, my throat will hurt. However, I haven't tested all scenarios. I've done singing high only on one day (excluding falsetto) without problems, but I haven't tested singing low only on one day.

  • Does your throat hurt immediately after you sing those bottom notes, or do you need to sing for a more extended period at the extremes of your voice range (e.g. 5 minutes) before your throat hurts? I find that my throat doesn't hurt when I sing, even after singing an entire song that involves both extremes of my vocal range. (I do tend to get thirsty after singing intensely, though.) – Dekkadeci Jun 15 at 7:17
  • @Dekkadeci It hurts immediately like within 10 seconds for the bottom notes. For the high notes, in order to get my throat to actually hurt, I have go the highest note in falsetto I can. I forgot to clarify that by the top of the range, I mean top of non-falsetto, not top including falsetto – CreativiTimothy Jun 15 at 7:20

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