Low Larynx Singing Exercises – 5 Simple Exercises for Quick Results


If your larynx is high when you sing, your
voice jams up and sounds squeezed and tight. You can keep the larynx down with special
Low Larynx Singing Exercises. Inside this video, I’ll give you 5 simple
exercises to keep your larynx down so your singing is easier and sounds better than ever
before. Hi I’m Chuck Gilmore, International Vocal
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when I post special videos for you each week! As you sing higher, it’s easy for your larynx
to go higher and higher. When this happens you’re going into swallowing mode. That
means as the larynx rises, the outer neck muscles surrounding your larynx, cinch tighter
and tighter. This pulls the larynx higher still and singing
gets difficult to do. Now you’re really straining and reaching for the high notes.
Your pitch goes flat and your tone suffers. Pretty soon it sounds like you’re yelling. In contrast, with the larynx staying in a
neutral or resting level, the same level or position where you speak, singing can be as
easy and effortless as speaking, even when singing high notes. But it’s hard to break old habits of reaching
and straining as you sing higher. Here are five amazing exercises that will
help you retrain your nervous system to stop grabbing and squeezing. The exercises will
keep your larynx at your speech level where it rests when you’re having a comfortable
conversation with a friend. Allowing the larynx to rest comfortably low
while you sing has a powerful effect on your singing. First, it helps eliminate the squeezing and
grabbing as you sing higher. This eliminates tension and makes high notes easy so your
voice sounds natural and strong. Second, singing while your larynx is resting
lower allows the vibrations to shift easily from chest to head voice. This helps the high
notes sound easy and effortless. Third, it stops you from pulling your chest
voice higher and straining your voice. Here are five Low Larynx Singing Exercises
for you to practice. They will help you retrain your larynx to stay lower instead of going
higher as you sing. The closer you can do the exercises as demonstrated,
the better and faster will be your results. Do all the exercises at medium or medium soft.
We will do men first then the ladies. Exercise One – Bubble Lips – 1 ½ Scale This scale sounds like this. [Demo] Find your jaw and with your fingers lift your
cheeks. As you say “uh”, start the bubble. [demo] Men begin on the Bb2 and go up to the F#3.
Drop out where you need to. There’s no need to sing as high as the tenors. [Demo] Ready
men. Begin. Ladies you begin on the F#3 and go up to Middle
C. [Demo] Ready ladies. Begin. Exercise Two – Dopy Goo – 1 ½ Scale We’ll use the same notes for men and women
as above. The dopy goo sounds like this. [Demo] There are three secrets to doing this exercise.
The first is the dopy sound. Say “duh” as dopy as you can. [demo] Not normal like
this. [Demo] But dopy like this. [Demo] Now combine that dopy sound with the word
“Goo”. [Demo] That’s secret number one. It physically lowers the larynx. Put your hand on your Adams Apple which is
the top of the larynx. Now say “Goo” with the dopy sound. Can you feel your larynx move
downward? Please let me know in the comments section below this Youtube video. Secret Number two: As you do the exercise,
if you maintain the dopy sound the word “goo” starts sounding hooty or hollow like this.
[Demo] If you lose the dopy sound, or in other words, if the larynx starts to come up, it
sounds like this. [Demo] If this happens your larynx is coming up. You must maintain the
dopy feeling which slightly imposes the larynx down. As you do, your tone will begin to feel
hooty or hollow as you sing higher. [Demo] Secret Number Three: When singing “goo”
make sure you form “oo” on your lips. Relax your jaw so it drops as you sing higher.[Demo]
Don’t let the vowel spread to “guh”. [Demo] Keep it on “goo”. “Oo” lips
will help. Men. [Demo] Ready begin. Now Ladies. [Demo] Ready ladies. Begin. Exercise Three – Dopy Gee – 1 ½ Scale Instructions for Dopy Gee are the same as
Dopy Goo. In fact, say “ Gee” with “oo” lips like this. [Demo] Keep the dopy/hooty
sound as you sing higher. [Demo] If your larynx starts to come up it sounds like this: [Demo] Men. [Demo] Ready, begin. Now ladies. [Demo] Ready begin. Exercise Four – Dopy Goo – Octave Repeat Scale This exercise sounds like this. [Demo] Men
begin on the Ab3 and go down to the E3. Maintain the dopy/hooty sound on this exercise just
as you did above. Remember to stay with that dopy sound even on the way back down into
chest voice. Don’t let it go normal on the way down like this: [Demo] Men. [Demo] Ready men, begin. Ladies you begin on the Eb4 and go down to
the A3. [Demo] Ready Ladies. Begin. Exercise Five – Dopy Gee – Octave Repeat Scale This exercise sounds like this. [Demo] Instructions
and pitches for this exercise are the same as the Dopy Goo. Maintain “oo” lips and
the dopy/hooty sound just as you’ve done before. Men. [Demo] Ready men, begin. Ladies. [Demo] Ready, begin. Here’s a link to download these exercises.
The above exercises were only the first half of the exercise to save time. As a bonus,
this MP3 will give you the complete exercise and take you back to the start. You can get the free MP3, Low Larynx Singing
Exercises, here or in the description below this video. This will make practicing these
exercises easier. IF YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO, PLEASE GIVE IT A
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2 Comments

  1. If your larynx is high when you sing, your voice jams up and sounds squeezed and tight. You can keep the larynx down with special Low Larynx Singing Exercises.

  2. Sir,what is the use of practicing vowels exercises by pressing a finger under our jaw?
    And I also follow the book " singing for the stars" by Seth Riggs

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