How to sing properly with a low larynx?



Asked by: Michael Gillespie

How do you sing with a low larynx?






So we're going to do three imitation exercises and the first one is going to be a yawn it's a very common one to practice lowering your larynx.

Is low larynx good?

Coupled with a high soft palate and relaxed pharynx, the low larynx creates the most exciting and beautiful operatic resonance your body can produce. It is also the crucial component in getting your voice to cut over an orchestra, and a key to staying vocally healthy.

Should your larynx move when you sing?

The quick answer is yes. The larynx does (and should) move when you sing, and not just for controversial techniques like belting. Even in classical singing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies have confirmed that the larynx gently rises up on the higher pitches, and depresses on the lower ones.

Where should the larynx be when singing?

The ideal position of the larynx during singing within lower and middle registers is relaxed and low. This position is achieved with every complete breath renewal. In other words, when a singer is preparing to sing (i.e., inhaling), the larynx naturally lowers. Gently place a hand on your larynx then inhale.

How do you raise your larynx?





Start to swallow. Use your throat muscles to stop your Adam’s apple at its highest point for a couple of seconds. At first, it may help you to use fingers to help keep it up, until you understand the movement that is involved. Then finish the swallow by allowing your Adam’s apple to return to a resting position.

How can I make my Adam’s apple bigger?

Others may wish to have a bigger Adam’s apple for the same reason. If a person wants to increase the size of their Adam’s apple, a surgeon can transplant cartilage from elsewhere in the body.

Why is my throat tight when I sing?

If a pinching and tight feeling is stronger than the sense of dryness, you may be straining your voice by singing too high, too loud, and/or too long. Listen to your body, because it’s giving you a signal to back off! You can’t force your way past this kind of limit. Instead, give your voice some rest.

Why does my larynx go up when I sing?

This upward movement comes from the response of the muscles that suspend the larynx, who’s function is for swallowing. Lowering the larynx opposes these muscles during singing and can eventually help to stop them from engaging when you don’t want or need them.

What does it mean to lower your larynx?

Most of your neck muscles are designed to keep the larynx high — which prevents singers from making a full, open sound. You have to figure out how to keep the larynx in a lower or more neutral position in your throat for singing. To drop your larynx, you can use the beginning of the yawn.



Is a long neck good for singing?

The “Long back of neck and shorter front of neck” is intended to prevent the Goose-necking that so many singers do. They stick the chin out (forward) and up—inhibiting air flow and a free larynx. By eliminating this dangerous position it opens the doors to complete freedom.

Are singers born or made?

Both. Some singers are made through years of vocal training. Others can sing like birds from they day they are born!

Does height affect voice?

Tall voice



A key to deciphering height may lie in pitch, particularly how deep someone’s voice is; even so, other factors may play a role as well. Taller people tend to have deeper pitches.