Singing itself is a beautiful art but singing higher notes effortlessly is something beyond expression. Many singers are not good at singing high note and wonder how to sing high. The notes that fall within our speaking tone is not that difficult to sing rather it is easy. the higher the notes you try to sing more difficult it becomes specially for beginners.
Let me share some useful tips if you want to sing higher notes without compromising your vocal quality :
How to Sing High Notes: Learn to Find Your Upper Limit
You should not try the high note at once. This may strain your voice and your vocal chord might get damage. Learn to find the upper limit progressively one note at a time. When trying to go for the high note you will find yourself stuck at a key from where your voice don’t support you to go further.The highest note you can sing without straining is the top note or the upper limit is your natural vocal range.
Always use a properly tuned instrument while practicing. Start playing a note and start going gradually to the upper level until you reach the top of your range. Don’t get disappointed if you want to go further keys. This can be done with simple technique.
Our goal is to learn how to sing high notes without straining the vocal chord. If you want to sing beyond your natural limit then instead trying the high note, try exactly the same note on the lower side. The more you can sing the more higher you will sing.
How to Sing High Notes: Learn About Your Vocal Break
You can easily make out a complete vocal change when you try to go higher than your natural range. The deeper notes are sung in your “chest voice.” The point where this switch takes place is called as your vocal break. This means to maintain the same quality to sing more high note than your natural range you need some serious practice.
If you are a beginner or a teenage guy who is just starting to sing please don’t try this exercise. This might cause serious vocal damage or even ruin your singing voice completely.
When you try to go higher you should know how to span your vocal break to maintain the same quality of singing. Many expert singers do it with creating their second voice and it looks as if it is their unique style of singing. At some point while singing high note you might tend to get nasal voice. This higher, thinner voice is known as the “head voice”, because it resonates higher in your head.
To create a bridge between the highest natural range and to go beyond that limit you should first practice the same note at the lower octave. Keep practicing this note and go progressively one note to another to the higher note and try to touch the note which is beyond your reach and stay there. But remember do not strain your voice. Try it gradually and one day you will touch that key with ease.
How to Sing High Notes: Learn to Improve Head Voice
To develop your “head voice”, the first step is to develop the “mixed voice” which is a combination of your chest voice and head voices. As I said earlier this needs enough practice and self study. You need to create a bridge between this two voices in such a way that it should sound natural.
The mixed voice is the result of practice; but remember it is not possible to transfer your chest voice to the head voice. All you have to try go high gradually and see how you can control the gap between these two voices.
Try singing the notes between your vocal break. Try singing at the lower octave and then again try at the higher notes. Try to find out where exactly you are getting the pressure inside your throat. Find out that position and sing lower so that you feel a pressure on that part of the throat. If you feel a kind of itching and you cough then be sure that you are cleaning that part of your vocal chord.
Over time, you will learn to place the notes where you want, making the transition from chest to head voice very smooth.
How to Sing High Notes: Learn About Breath and Diaphragm Support
The most important part of strengthening the gap between your chest voice and the head voice is to learn how to use your breathing and diaphragm to support the high notes.Without the control of breathing your high notes will sound thin and reedy.
If you practice what I have mentioned earlier in the post- “how to improve your singing voice” , you should have control over your breathing. You should know the proper utilisation of air that you use for singing. This is a must.
Always try to give breath support to the high notes you sing. It shouldn’t be let out too fast. Practice rationing your voice as you exhale a note. This will boost your sustain power over the higher notes you sing.
Diaphragm is the muscle in your stomach area that flexes when you laugh or exhale sharply. Practice to feel it while singing. If you practice the “Oooooommmmm” in the morning with a certain key then you feel it much easier than other vocal practices. Try exhale sound from the diaphragm with lot of breathing support to create a bridge between your chest voice and head voice.
With your full vocal range and the power of your breath and diaphragm behind you, you’ll soon learn how to sing high notes like a pro – and how to belt out money notes your audience will never forget !
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