People are challenging each other to sing this insanely low Basso Profundo note
1 October 2015, 17:24
The internet is full of #rachchallenge videos, but we think we've found the lowest note yet...
Think we've found a winner, guys. The improbably-named Glenn Miller has completely blown the competition away by transposing the original challenge down even further, by a major third.
How deep is your singing voice?
Choral singers, specifically basses, are currently flying into action to join an emerging craze, the #RachChallenge.
Here’s a handy video that explains what it is:
Basically, you have to sing the final scale of the fifth movement of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil (otherwise known as his Vespers).
Here’s what it’s supposed to sound like:
That, friends, is a mighty low B flat. Mighty, mighty low.
Can anyone really do it?
Yes! There are some amazing attempts:
This guy even did it topless
Because, well, sometimes you ju-WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY.