low larynx

Low larynx is a term often used interchangeably with relaxed larynx or stable larynx and referring to the condition in which the larynx is not significantly raised while singing – especially when singing high notes. This should always be the situation when singing. It is distinct from low imposed larynx, a condition in which the muscles below the larynx are used to pull the larynx downward in an attempt to increase resonance space. Such an imposition should be avoided, except when done as an exercise to counteract a high larynx condition.