I'm a pretty novice singer, but am a fairly accomplished instrumentalist. I'll be singing in a choir over the next year or so, and I'm trying to be at least semi-prepared tone-wise. I probably fit somewhere into the upper baritone/lower tenor category, although I've never really been classified.
My issue? It seems like I have the opposite problem of a lot of people. I have a fairly easy high range (I can get to a Bb4 without straining), but my low range gets immediately strangled below an Ab2 or so. When I hum a descending Bb scale, I can see and feel my neck tensing and almost immediately lose flexibility and tone across all of my range.
Anyone got any tips to relax down low?