Many people that they want a deep singing voice, when in actuality they want a stronger, clearer voice that expresses confidence. Some people want all of the above!
The bad news is that if you don’t sound like Don Lafontaine now, you probably never will. I am sorry to say that, but it is the truth.
You see, the size of your larynx is the most important factor that determines how deep your voice is. Those with a larger larynx naturally have a deeper voice, because the vocal cord muscles are longer and are therefore able to produce a lower sound.
The good news is that you can certainly make your voice deeper and improve the strength and clarity of your voice by “exercising” the vocal cord muscles and following the other steps I outline below.
The Steps to a Deeper More Powerful Singing Voice
In order to achieve a deeper singing voice, there are a few things that you must master, which I will go over in detail below:
Deep Singing Voice Tip #1 – Strengthen Your Diaphragm Muscles
Strengthening your diaphragm will allow you to take fuller, deeper breaths. In order to strengthen the diaphragm muscle, inhale slowly and then exhale with an “ss” sound (like a snake). Panting also works, but in either case it is important that you focus on using the diaphragm muscle in order to build those muscle. Simply put, do not exhale using your lungs, use your diaphragm! You may feel some discomfort in the diaphragm muscle as you continue this exercise, and that is a sign that you are performing it correctly.
Deep Singing Voice Tip #2 – Proper Posture
Posture is an important aspect when it comes to a deeper more powerful voice, and it is often overlooked. Proper posture will help properly align the muscles that are responsible for projecting your voice.
Here are some posture tips:
- Pretend that there is a string attached to your head and it is being pulled upwards.
- Your head should be above your shoulders, shoulder above hips, hips above the knees (slightly bent) and knees above your feet.
- Raise your chest to ensure that the lungs can fully expand when inhaling.
Simply put, slouching and poor body alignment are unacceptable and will deteriorate the sound of your voice.
Deep Singing Voice Tip #3 – Voice Projection
To get the most out of your voice, make sure you are relaxed. Strained, tight vocal cords will make your voice sound higher as opposed to lower. Now, stand straight and take a deep breath in. It’s important that you raise your palate at this point-once you feel cold air hit the back of your throat you are good to go. Now project your voice using your diaphragm muscles. Be sure that your chin is straight or slightly downwards.
I’m sure that these deep singing voice tips will be helpful to you. I’d also like to note that if you are not 25 years of age yet, your singing voice might naturally become lower over time, so it’s important to be patient!