Advice For Those Who Would Like To Learn How To Sing Higher
Most people who like to sing and sing often may notice that they seem to have a certain vocal range of notes which they can comfortably reach. For people who just sing on occasion for fun, they might not be too interested in or concerned with extending their vocal range and training their voices to sing higher.
Singers who really are interested in taking their singing hobbies or careers more seriously might like very much to learn how to sing higher. There are many things to consider before making the decision to try to learn to sing higher notes, including how much time and effort doing so might require of you, as well as whether the tone of your voice may actually be better suited for staying in a lower key. There is also a risk for some people that as they try to extend their upper vocal range, they might accidentally damage their vocal cords which could affect the quality of their voices for a very long time.
Some of the most popular pop and rock singers in the world cannot sing extremely high notes at all. Listeners often just want to enjoy the way a song sounds and often don’t pay attention to how high the notes are which are being performed within a song.
There are a few singers who are famous for their high vocal ranges including some pop and rock singers, some classical singers, some Broadway singers, and of course, most opera singers. If you hear vocalists performing in these genres and think to yourself how much you wish you could sing as high of notes as they can, then you should definitely start learning new ways to train your voice how to sing higher.
If you are in high school or college, joining a choir might be a really smart and attainable way to strengthen your voice and extend your vocal range. Most choir directors lead their students through voice training exercises at the start of each class. They might have a pianist play scales along the piano, gradually moving up higher and higher, leading the singers to sing one more note higher than the last, and so on.
If you or a friend can play piano, this talent might come in handy, as you could try to sing along to these same kinds of scales at home anytime you like, rather than being restricted to practicing in choir class. Obviously if you are not in a school setting at this time in your life, finding a way to sing scales at home is a great way to emulate what a choir teacher would otherwise be doing for you if he was trying to teach you how to sing higher.
There are also recordings of people playing these piano scales which singers can purchase and sing along to at home, and there are plenty of videos online which can be found of people playing these sorts of scales.
A great vocal exercise that singers can use to get their voice to reach a very high pitch is called the yawn and sigh. When a person yawns, this opens up their throats as wide as they can go, which is the form you want your throat to be in when you go to sing a very high note.
This lets plenty of air in and helps you find those high notes inside of you that are waiting to come out. So to use the yawn and sigh technique, act out a real yawn, and as you feel your throat open up, squeak out as high of a pitch as your voice can reach, but hold the note for a second, and then let your voice fall in pitch slowly, as far down the scale as it can possibly go, which should sound like a low rattle by the end.
Try doing this a few times before each time you begin to practice singing scales, or before singing the songs you are trying to learn how to sing well.
Before singing, it is a good idea to drink some warm water or tea, and to avoid milk products. It is good to keep your vocal cords hydrated, and a nice, warm beverage is a nice treat to use to achieve this. Make sure to also practice good posture when preparing to sing.
Stand up, place your feet at a comfortable width apart, put your shoulders back, tighten your diaphragm, and when singing high, raise not only your head, but also lift up your arms and even your eyebrows a little as you reach for those high notes. Sometimes small physical gestures such as these can give a person the extra little push they need to hit the notes that they are aiming for.
One little tip that some people might be surprised to hear about as a way of how to sing higher is, if you want your voice to sound higher and possibly be able to reach slightly higher notes than normal without extensive training or practicing, consider drinking a little caffeine about twenty minutes before you sing. Something about caffeine can cause a voice to sound higher, but just be cautioned that when using this trick, you also may not be able to sing as low of notes as you normally can.
While you should never strain your voice when trying to reach a very high note, you should still try for high notes. If as approaching a high note, you realize that you need to back off from it, that is okay, but still let your throat muscles move as if you are singing that high note, only, don’t let the sound come out. Over time, you might find that you can add the sound as your throat becomes more used to reaching the proper positioning for singing that high of a note.
Learning how to sing higher is something that most people can do if they really put some time, effort, and research into it. Make sure to practice regularly to songs which feature the high notes you want to be able to reach someday, and then at some point, that day will finally come. Be confident and trust in your hard work as the best way to get your vocal range up higher than it has ever been before.