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Beth asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicSinging · 6 years ago

How to sing high notes?

i recently sang some high notes though it felt uncomfortable. i didnt have any control over the notes because i never sang high notes before

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  • 6 years ago
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    What do you consider "high notes"? Not every singer has the identical range, even among singers of the same general voice types.

    It's also not a good (or healthy) idea to concentrate on trying to "sing" high notes or low notes, or "doing" vibratos, or anything like that. You learn to sing properly under the instruction of a voice teacher or coach who in turn has had the required training to teach other singers how to sing.

    Your high notes may be higher or lower than someone else's high notes. If you try to sing uncomfortably high, it does become more difficult to control those notes. Keep in mind that the abilit y to sing really high--or rather "hit" ridiculously high notes such as whistle register notes popularized by pop singers--is no indication of TALENT. If you can hit really, really high notes perfectly but you can't sing "Happy Birthday" in a more normal register and stay in tune---then you can't sing.

    If you've been in a grocery store and heard a toddler or baby screaming for a sweet or toy--then you've heard whistle register "high notes". Not a sign of talent. You can either do it or you can't. In case of young children, they can "sing" this high because they have teeny, tiny vocal cords.

    Take proper voice lessons. That way you learn to sing --and stay in control--throughout your entire range. If there are notes that you have problems singing, voice training may give you the technique you need in order to sing them more easily and consistently.

    Trying to teach yourself by going on Youtube or coming here won't help if you can't tell if someone is giving you a valid answer or not. If you are trying to do something very new, it is also easy to make mistakes. If it's very new, you won't even necessarily know you are making mistakes and will go on practicing your mistakes over and over.

  • 4 years ago

    One of the most important aspects of singing well involves correct breathing. Now you would think that we would already do this correctly. Try a site like which has the best vocal exercises

    After all if we couldn't breathe we wouldn't be alive! But in reality many people have bad breathing habits caused by a variety of things including poor posture and our often frantic lifestyles. Learning how to control your breathing is one of the keys to improving your voice.

    Singing requires that you are able to take in enough air quickly before you are about to sing a line and then let this air out in a regular and controlled way whilst singing the notes. The mistake many novice singers do is to take a quick shallow gasp of air into the top of the lungs. This results in there being insufficient air, to get you through the line you are singing, and you will end up dropping notes. I'm sure you can relate to this experience and can remember times when you have had to quickly take in more air half way through the line or note you are singing.

  • 6 years ago

    INcorrect, UNhealthy singing and/or breathing techniques are to be blamed for that, besides, NOT all people can sing high because each one of us has a different size of the voice box (larynx).

    In fact, it takes obviously some talent, some luck, LOTS of patience, diligence, courage, hard work, dedication and LOTS of lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher. Besides, your voice will keep maturing until you are in your mid-30s so you need a lot of TIME as well. Therefore:

    THE ONLY SAFE way to learn the correct singing techniques & to improve properly IS to take OFFLINE face-to-face singing lessons with a fully trained vocal teacher! The teacher HAS TO BE in the same room with you, so that he/she can give you proper feedback. However, even the best teachers in the world cannot make wonders, so please be realistic with this. Singing lessons are NOT going to help if one is tone-deaf!

    Please do NOT rely on any dodgy web tutorials because that way you can misunderstand things VERY EASILY and develop bad habits, hoarseness, vocal nodules and other nasties IN NO TIME, and even though you would sound good! It is always much wiser to invest a little bit of your money/time to face-to-face lessons rather than wasting the same amount of money (or even more!) to frequent ear-nose-throat specialist visits due to aforementioned problems, so please reconsider this. If you can't afford vocal lessons, then joining a choir is the only SAFE alternative option. And believe me, but even MANY of those who have music as their hobby DO take lessons as well!

    Always remember to warm up your voice properly, but please know your limits and don't overdo your voice! Remember the diaphragmatic support, do not strain your throat too much! Also, remember good body posture!

    Avoid fizzy drinks (burp danger), dairy products (mucus risk), caffeinated products (coffee & tea included, they dry up your throat) and spicy food (irritation risk)! You can consume these things, but NEVER before singing!

    Do NOT shout, yell, scream nor otherwise abuse your voice AT ANY TIME! Also, please respect your vocal range; if your teacher says you are, say, more of an alto (baritone if you are male), then you ARE more of an alto (baritone).

    DO NOT try to imitate anyone famous, that will usually give you just bad habits and even damage your throat. You are YOU and your voice is unique, so please learn to cherish that. The world does NOT need copycats.

    Do NOT sing, whisper, shout, yell nor scream if having a sore throat/cold/flu, Also, do speak as little as you can if you have flu/cold/sore throat!

    Remember to drink at least 2 litres of room-temperature still water every day, not just during singing days!

    Smoking is a big no-no, as is inhaling secondhand smoke. Also, avoid staying in dusty and/or moldy environment.

    Source(s): a student of speech-language-voice therapy
  • 4 years ago


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