Updated: Jul 6
Every singer wants to increase their vocal range, and hit those high notes. No one is born with the ability to sing the highest notes perfectly, expanding your range takes work.
Vocal cords need exercise, just like other muscles, to get stronger. Start by learning how to relax your facial muscles. Relaxing the face (lips, jaw and tongue), massage both sides of your cheek and jaw area. Then get your voice warmed up and practice specific exercises daily to help you increase your range.
A psychological trick for hitting the high notes is to "think the note down" which prevents the larynx from rising too much. When you approach a high note, think down, not up! It’s like a seesaw; when someone sits on one end, it goes down but your end goes up. The heavier they are, the higher you go. Likewise, give your high notes plenty of oomph “down” if you want them to pop up on the other end.You will feel resonance (vibration) in your head, but think down. If you push up to attempt to reach your higher notes, you will move your larynx out of place and then you stop your airflow.
Lastly, a valuable technique for hitting the high notes is to use vowel modification. By using rounded, closed vowels helps transition from chest voice to head voice. Mariah Carey changes her vowel sounds to hit those amazing high notes! Hitting the high notes will without a doubt dazzle the audience and convert them into your fans during a singing performance.
Listen to Koko Higa nail those high notes!
JOKE FOR THE DAY:
Why is the French horn a divine instrument? Because a man blows in it, but only God knows what comes out of it.