Have you seen the videos out there telling you how to make your voice deeper? OMG! Some of them are seriously just a waste of time! They are not by qualified voice coaches with a degree in voice and half the content is just fluff!
Whether you are a male or female, everyone can learn better voice techniques.
If you want a deeper voice or a lower sounding pitch – it’s easy to do when you know how.
In this post, I explain three things you can do straight away to lower your pitch and get a deeper, richer sounding voice.
The Secret all actors know!
- Frog Breath: Helps open the throat muscles wider
- Larynx Drop: A lowered voice box makes lower pitches
- Morning Chant: This simple practice helps you learn to make deeper sounds.
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FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
Learning to speak with a deeper tone can be easily learned, and a deeper voice can earn you more money, more respect and make you sound more confident. By using a deeper, vocal tone you can command more respect every time you speak.
But here is a warning for you: forcing your voice too low can cause vocal fatigue and strain when not done correctly. So please listen to your body and start doing the exercises slowly and carefully.
A commanding voice is really important in the right setting.
Let me show you how to do it.
Step 1: The Frog Breath .
I am going to show you how to do a very quick cheat to get the diaphragm working effectively to bring a lot of air to the deepest part of the lungs…FAST! Because, remember, AIR powers SOUND.
Imagine you are swallowing a frog. Open your throat wide and don’t allow the imaginary frog to touch the sides of your throat on the way down. Now this is not anatomically correct but it really works fast.
When you take a deep breath, your lower lungs are filled effortlessly in one second flat. No shallow chest breathing here! Your stomach pops out because your diaphragm has been used correctly, which some people call a BELLY BREATH! When we want to speak with a deep commanding tone, we may want to take a breath in first.
Step 2: The Larynx Drop
Now that we know how to open the throat and take a proper deep breath, we’re now going to drop the voice box down to the lowest position we can without pain or force. I want you to put your hands around the voice box and do a yawn for me. What did you notice? Not only does your voice box drop down, but your throat muscles open up at the same time!
Now since the larynx is suspended by bungy-like ligaments, it can really move up and down at will anytime that we want. Keep in mind though, that choosing to lower your voice box every day during speaking can be very tiring because you are USING MORE MUSCLES. Those bungy ropes are pulling the voice box down. It’s like doing a squat for hours per day, therefore, it can be exhausting to the muscles. It’s certainly not recommended for long periods of time but let’s do it with a very open throat and a lowered larynx.
Step 3: The Morning Chant
The best way to put all three steps into practice is first thing in the morning! The reason is this: the voice box is in a naturally lower resting position straight after we wake up! So, this is the best time to practice.
After you get up, drink a full glass of water to hydrate the body and then sit in a comfortable chair and start your practice.
Here is a simple effective daily routine:
- Frog Breath – feel the belly expand and relax
- Yawn down the scale to lower the voice box and keep the throat muscles really open
- Now with an AH / OH sound, vocalize and sustain a relaxed open low tone, think Morgan Freeman. Once you find your easiest lowest tone, you are going to step backwards one note at a time, keeping the throat open and the voice box down.
Of course, you need to find the tone that’s suitable for YOUR voice. So, if I speak all day like that, it’s not going to sound right for me but for short periods of time and for very serious points during public speaking, it’s absolutely perfect. So, play around with those sounds and find the best pitch that feels and sounds right for your voice!