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How to Sing High Notes

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Top Techniques on How To Sing High Notes

Singing high notes can be pretty tricky for the aspiring singers. It’s like the sweet dream of every newbie. But don’t be discouraged because we’re here to help you out with your creative ambition…

You can’t wait to do that, can you? We know…

The best way is to begin your lyrical session with a little bit of singing of any song you like. Any nice song will impulsively put you – and your throat – in the right mood. Then, move on toward those in-demand high notes.

Common Pitfalls When Trying to Sing High Notes

  • Don’t tense your chest cavity just because you’re singing in the first place.
  • Don’t become too conscious when learning how to sing high notes.

That said, try to begin singing from deep inside, so that pressure rests on the diaphragm rather than the vocal cords (which need to be protected!). It generally means breathing in a relaxed manner and letting your throat naturally divert the pressure to the lower side of the chest as you proceed with all kind of notes.

Closing the eyes may help you concentrate on your singing, in general, and high notes, in particular.

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Facial Expressions When Singing

It may help you to mimic the facial and lip movements of those maestros of high notes. Pay attention. How do their lip movements transition as they ascend from low notes to the high ones? Concentrate on individual words (or even syllables) rather than a complete line. Remember that your lips must adopt a different shape when you voice an “O” sound, and yet a different one when it comes to “Ha”. The same goes for other particular sounds.

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Head Movements During Singing

Don’t sway your head. You’re singing a piece of music, remember? It simply diverts your attention from the singing to the moving – even though it’s kind of natural for some people to do that when they sing. Take special care when you’re dealing with the high notes which ask for special attention from the beginners. Any head position you’re comfortable with should do it.

Learning how to sing high notes can be frustrating, but fun when mastered.

Don’t Overdo It

It’s never a good idea to end up with a hoarse throat because of “over-practicing” some enjoyable high notes.  The beginners should give themselves – and their precious throats – some breaks when they’re working on the crucial part of singing: high notes.

Always remember to keep your throat moistened when you’re in your singing sessions. Dry throat diminishes the energy of high notes and, of course, makes the novice wrongly assume that he or she has developed a fault, and thus can’t carry on high notes for long. It’s a good practice to sip water at intervals. Besides, water releases tension and increases alertness.

A little bit of practice every day will lead any newbie toward the heights (both literally and figuratively!) of singing. It boils down to one thing: Don’t give up, for you know there was a time when even Michael Jackson could not sing high notes!


How to sing high notes without screaming?

If you want to learn how to sing high notes without screaming, the first thing to do is to make sure you’re not straining your voice when attempting to scream. If you do strain your voice or feel pain after screaming. STOP – As this can lead to vocal nodes also known as vocal lesions, which are cysts that throw in your throat. Check out our guide on how to sing without straining your voice here.

How to sing high notes with power?

The short version (you can view the full version of singing highing notes with power here) is that when trying to sing with power, try to think of yourself singing down when singing up. In other words, when you start climbing towards the higher notes, try to mentally picture yourself singing lower notes. What this does is that it lower the tension on your laranyx or “voice box” which allows more air flow through your lungs. The net result is more power.

What helps you sing high notes?

If you’re wondering if there is anything you can do to help yourself sing higher notes much easier, then my advice would be to focus on your mental nature when singing. Are you thinking that “these notes are too hard” or “I won’t be able to make it?”. Singing in a relaxed state will greatly improve your vocal range.

How to sing high notes softly?

Singing high notes softly involves the control of air flow through your lungs. When singing, make sure to focus on breathing as air flow is what gives you power, but this time, try to control the flow.

More Resources:

Hitting the High Notes

Sing High Notes

Vocal Range

About the Author:

I have been learning different vocal techniques over the past several years during college. My hope desire is for everyone to learn the best possible techniques for vocal improvement.

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