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

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Do bass singers' voices deepen after puberty? If so, by how much?

I have heard that bass voices tend to continue deepening well after puberty, sometimes into the early thirties. Is this true? I believe Geoff Castellucci once said in an interview that at eighteen he ...
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Bass line and chord mismatch - Afternoon in Paris

In Lewis and Sacha Distel version of Afternoon in Paris, Distel only played section A and repeat when his solo ends at 4:41, then was the break. After the break, Lewis picked up the rest of the ...
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Does playing vocals, instruments and bass in different speakers at the same time give a better experience to the listener?

Does playing vocals, instruments and bass in different speakers at the same time give a better experience to the listener or does playing it whole as a song in multiple speakers?? I recently got ...
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My voice chest range is D#2-G#4.What is my voice type?

I extended a little my voice chest range recently.It was G2-D4,now it's D#2-G#4.1) How to determine the type of voice by range? Chest or chest+head or chest + head + falsetto? 2) What is my voice type?...
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A bass singer question

So I'm 15 and I'm able to hit a F2/E2 almost daily and in the mornings I've been able to hit D2/C#2 but I want to be able to get a C2 in my chest range for a while now. It would be very helpful if you ...
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What do you call airy falsetto like low voice? [closed]

I'd like to know the term to call the airy low or mid voice as like the high airy sound is called "falsetto", since falsetto is used only in high notes.
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How can I, as a low bass, sing higher notes in my chest voice? (This is after a couple years of attempting to expand my range) [duplicate]

For the past 2 years or so, I have been using vocal warm ups and exercises to attempt to increase my upper range. I can go down to an A1, but I cant comfortably sing higher than an E4. My choir ...
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Harmonizing in fingerstyle with a bass line

I would like to learn some music theory relevant to harmonizing melodies for the fingerstyle guitar. The discussions of harmonization that I have seen focus foremost on the chord progression. This ...
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What are the key ideas behind a good bassline?

Hello fellow musicians, I trying to figure out how to write a good bassline to a pop-ish song (no specific genre, but think Selfless by The Strokes and Lost in Time by The Living Tombstone). I have ...
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Bass notes relation to harmony?

I posted a question some time ago asking for tips And suggestions hearing chord progression. Many of the answers I received back told me to “listen to the bass note”. Anyone care to explain or ...
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Stepwise bass movement/intermediate (passing) harmony technique

A song I like adds great motion to an otherwise simple progression by adding passing tones in the bass line, leaving the other harmonies unaltered. Please see the following transcription: Does this ...
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How low is the lowest tone that a human can sing?

Thinking about the range of human voices and the bass voices - especially whether there has been an average of lowest tones through the past - I wonder which is the lowest tone that a human can ...
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Low notes and puberty [duplicate]

So I've been thinking... I'm almost 18 years old and, after puberty, I can't seem to be able to reach a low D or C. My range ends at about E2-Eb2 depending on the day and I can project those, E2 at ...
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Does one's voice get lower with age?

Does your voice (range) get lower as you age? Is this a fact? If so, does it affect your lower as well as the higher end of the vocal range ( the lower end expands a small bit and some of the upper ...
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Losing my vocal range?

Just over four days ago I had a comfortable chest range of D2-F#4 but over the last two to three days it's been "reduced" down to E2-E4. I can still inch down to D2 (while sounding a bit vocal-fry-ish,...
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Extend Lower Vocal Range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2-E2 to E4-F#4. I've been working on the low as well as high end of my vocal range, and while I've gotten better at the highest end, my lows seem ...
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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 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 the world, ...
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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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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 ...
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