Everyone feels comfortable singing with their natural voice range. There are many classifications of vocal ranges such as alto, tenor, or baritone. These are the most common and many people categorized themselves to belong in one of them. Singing high notes will be a challenge for them.
There are lots of songs which are difficult to sing because they contain really high notes and it can also grab the audience’s attention rather than mid or low notes.
Listed below are fantastic tips to improve the quality of your high notes:
Tip 1: Identify the Notes
Find the note you want to hit by using an instrument like a piano or guitar, or a computer software and find which notes fall within your natural vocal range. Your comfortable voice range will make note easy to sign.
It is more challenging to sing a note that is above your comfortable range with good vocal control. You can practice singing it in mixed voice if it is relatively close to the top of your range.
Tip 2: Mixed Voice Development
A term called ‘mixed voice’ is the combination of your ‘chest voice’ and your ‘head voice’. When you reach the top of your vocal range, you usually used the mixed voice. There is a high resonation sound at back of your mouth and face, and in your throat.
Pay attention to the resonation of each note and sing up the scale. The notes will resonate higher in your throat as you ascend the scale. Your mouth and face will have the highest notes reverberating them.
Expand your vocal range by singing high notes each day.
Tip 3: Head Voice Improvement
With a little power behind the head voice, it tends to sound light and breathy. You can improve its quality with some practice even it lacks the richness of the chest voice.
Your voice will ‘break’, or switch to the head voice when you pass the top of your vocal range. The range between the chest voice and falsetto is the head voice. (not like the head voice, the falsetto does not vibrates the vocal chords.)
Practice and sing them as loudly as you can and smoothly as you can once you find the notes within your head voice range. If you sound bad at first, don’t worry, you can improve them by practicing.
Tip 4: Easing Vocal Chord Tension
You must have loose vocal chords to sing high notes well. Tight chords are more prone to injury than relaxed vocal chords and it will make your voice sound worse.
Do vocal warm-ups before you sing to loosen up your vocal chords. You will reach the lowest note you can easily sing once you sing down your scale.
Your vocal chords will be relax if there is a resonation of the low note. You will reach your highest comfortable note once you sing back up the scale after a minute or so.
When having a warm up and sing, be sure to stay hydrated. Some drinks can cause tension such as caffeine or cold drinks.Sipping lukewarm water or herbal tea with honey is a way.
Tip 5: Practice, Practice, Practice
Practicing will help you to sing well and with confidence. There are places or ways where you can be able to have practice such as when you are driving, having a shower or doing chores. Do not force the words and sing in a comfortable volume.
Sing a few songs entirely in your head voice to perfect your high notes and it will help you to identify the vowel sounds and notes needed to be work for.
Be patience and persistent in learning to sing high notes. This will take some time but your effort will be worth.