Neutral is the non-metallic mode. It is a very extensive mode that contains many different sounds and sound colours. The sounds are softer and milder than the metallic modes. When starting out, Neutral can be found by establishing a loose jaw.

The Neutral mode has through time also been called classical, but this is misleading as classical singing just as often uses the metallic modes. Neutral is also used when singing popular music. Therefore, I have chosen the name Neutral to describe the mode because I felt the mode needed a more unbiased, ‘neutral’ term.

All parts of the voice, all vowels, and all sound colours can be used in Neutral by both men and women.