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Questions tagged [bass-voice]

Bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.

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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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How to sing very low bass notes

I've recently started listening to acapella groups that all have very good bass singers( pentatonix,home free,voiceplay) and I think it sounds amazing when one of the bass singers sings a super low ...
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How to vocalize and control very low/growl notes [duplicate]

I've recently become obsessed with acapella groups (pentatonix, voiceplay, home free), mainly their bass singers. I really want to sing notes in the first octave like they do. I can make a kind of ...
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How do I correctly mix my lead bass strings?

My orchestral composition has a bass lead line composed of a cello and a bass played in pizzicato. No matter how I mix my ensemble, the bass line does not stand out as I want. I tried: Double ...
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How can I get more volume to my (bass-)voice?

I'm a 19 years old male and my (singing!) range is F2-B3, although my I can get down to D2 when I am relaxed. My friends and I are singing sometimes and then I am mostly the deepest voice. The weird ...
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step-wise vs. circle of fifths movement in bass line

This post got me thinking about root movement. It has been said time and again that root movement of an upward fourth and descending fifth are particularly satisfying, and obvious choices when working ...
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Vocal Cords Catching at Lowest Note

I'm working on increasing my vocal range, and I've gotten to G2 as the lowest note that I can sing clearly and loudly. However, for some reason, whenever I try to sing F2, just one pitch lower, it's ...
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Oktavism and low larynx

I have question about a nearly-unheard of oktavism technique. It is similar in nature to subharmonics. Apparently there is a technique where you "swallow your larynx" and depress is a very large ...
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Is there a correlation between bass and tenor singers?

I've noticed that a lot of singers who would be classified as a bass singer can sing in the tenor range. For example, Axl Rose and Brian Johnson come to mind. I've also read several forums where ...
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What is the proportion of tenors?

I would like to know what is the percentage in the population that have a tenor voice. I guess it is difficult to find this number. And I guess it changes depending on the region of te world, culture....
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How to make vocal growl less airy?

I can growl (Tim Foust/Avi Kaplan-style), but my low growl notes sound very airy. Is there any way to get them to sound "fuller"? Or at least minimise the wind-like noise?
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Listening for chord changes

If you look below I posted a link to a question I previously asked about the bass acting as the melody of a song and recieved multiple answer assuring me that it can. So in the case that you have a ...
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Bass line melodies

Can a bassline act as the melody of a song or be the focal point over a melody in a song? Listen to the instrumental below for example. It sounds like the bass-guitar is the lead tune throughout the ...
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Chord changes and basslines

Where do chord changes occur? Is it at the composer's discretion or are there any rules of thumb like it must change every bar, every measure, or every beat? This is a simple question it's no need to ...
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Any frequency checker to determine the c3 to c4 (octave)?

I am practicing singing and trying to achieve the notes .I am using garage band , trying to hit the c3 note(vocal training). Is there any way to check the frequency of my "vocal pitch" in garage band.
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How Should I Extend My Range Higher As a Bass?

I was wondering how I should extend my range higher as a bass singer. Right now, I can sing as low as a B2, but I cannot sing very high at all. I can technically hit all the notes towards the top of ...
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Trombone to Voice

I'm both a trombonist in a couple bands and a bass vocalist in an acappella group. I find that when I play trombone for an extended period of time, then switch to singing, I can't access the bottom ...
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How does one project well when singing in the low range of their voice?

When I sing low in my range (notes around G2-A1), I often get a really resonant, airy sound that is quiet enough that it cannot be heard when singing in a group setting. How can I make these notes ...
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Am I a bass or just some baritone who's been put in bass? [duplicate]

So, I am pretty much a brainless tumor when it comes to singing, even thou with 4 years of practice in choir. Than there was this day, I decided to study theory as I craved for knowledge. While doing ...
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How can one access the lowest ranges of one's bass voice?

Sometimes in specific conditions such as some early mornings, the day after having strained my voice, or having a mild cold, I can reach unusually low vocal ranges. Looking around, there is very ...
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Not sure what voice type I have

I'm trying to decide whether my voice type is bass or baritone. I'm an 18 y.o. guy. I never had vocal education, I just sometimes sing or hum for fun. In chest voice I can do E2 - E4. The lower end ...
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Does Singing Lower Notes Require More Breath?

My question rises from my own experience. When I sing multiple low notes (G2,A2,B2,C3), I can't hold the notes as long as when I sing middle notes (G3,A3,B3). So is it because of a technical error or ...
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Basso profundo question

Right now I'm 16 years old and the lowest note I can reach is a very forced B1 (not vocal fry). I have been able to reach down to an A1, but I can almost never reach lower than A#1 at the moment. What ...
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Can't even sing the middle C or below. No hope?

I am a 19-year-old guy and I can't sing middle C or below without straining. I can sing from E2 and up to B2 comfortably. But I don't think I am a true bass because my voice isn't really deep or can ...
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How do I develop a bass voice?

I am an 'adult male human' and can sing from A2 to G4 comfortably. It would be great if I can sing up to a whole octave below this. I am in no hurry and am willing to expend time and effort. I just ...
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What are “nodules” and how do you avoid them?

I've heard from singers (I'm primarily a guitarist) that it can be dangerous to try to make your voice deeper because you might develop "nodules". Is it true? What are they? How can you avoid them?
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Temporary vocal bass range extension

I need a quick fix on how to very temporarily extend my lower voice range. The note(s) I need to reach, for a short performance in a couple of days, are notes that I can reach fairly easily and sing ...