I Sing Bass

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    Russian Bass Lol

    I've always had a deep, dark voice. I can't even remember being able to sing in the tenor range in high school, I was always the kid in chorus who could hit the lowest notes. It was a love/hate relationship. Everyone thought it was cool that I could hit 2 octaves below middle C...
    Onyxian Onyxian
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 12, 2010

    I sing the BASS part in a women's barbershop

    chorus called Harmony Northwest Chorus! We are affiliated with Sweet Adeline's International. It's awesome to hear the sound of "barbershop chords" - just voices - no musical accompaniment.
    dmankle dmankle
    56-60, F
    Feb 25, 2014

    The Only Bass In The 5th Grade....

    I'm now 49 and although I can sing harmony to the tenors, it's not strong enough to be a lead. I can, however, go as low as a pedal B-flat and up above middle C, although the further I go up, the softer it becomes.
    jazzbiker jazzbiker
    46-50, M
    Mar 20, 2012

    Ever Since I Turned 50 Or So

    . . . I've lost a note or so at the top of what used to be my second tenor* voice, and gained several notes at the bottom of my range.  I now designate myself a bass-barreltone, as Molly called Blazes in Ulysses.  The Lord God having given it to me, I use it to give...
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC
    66-70, M
    Apr 5, 2009

    Just the Lowdown

    I have a fairly deep, gravelly voice that my voice coach liked to compare to Leonard Cohen's. I was singing with local community choruses and symphony choruses when the Met was staging Eugene Onegin, and was searching nationwide for chorus members who could hit the low notes...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    May 29, 2008
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