Do you aspire to strike the high notes, but cannot make your voice reach there? If you also cannot pay for an expensive singing teacher, here is how you may master the art at home.
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- Firstly, get your voice warmed up. This process involves humming the songs you like most, or singing simple tunes. Another good exercise for improving voice range is to sing in your lowest tone, then move to upper level and come down again – in the way a siren sounds. Do this several times and then you can make out difference. The best way to prepare is to start in the medium level voice before going to the highs and lows.
- Your diaphragm should be at the centre of your breathing, which means, when inhaling, your stomach must come up first, and then your chest. Stand upright, and make an attempt to sing a quick phrase to soon feel the air puffs emanating from the lower part of the belly. This kind of breathing is called voice ‘support’.
- Begin singing in average range and then go higher. Sing within the notes while scaling the high and low notes. You must never put a strain on your voice. You must not hurt your throat. Drink adequate water so that the vocal cords get hydrated.
- Keep in mind the entire phrase which has the high note. You must give your voice a prop constantly from the start, joining the high tone to the notes that come before it.
- Make an attempt to sing the note while pretending to fling a frisbee energetically. Remember, ‘high’ notes are not really in a higher spot. They come from the same place as the other notes do.
- Avoid looking skywards or shifting your head up, and try to think of the note as somewhere far away from you, and not someplace up in the air.
Every voice has specific vowels that come out naturally when a person sings over the staff. You must conduct self-tests to find out the vowels that are ideal for your practice. Once you come to know vowel that works for you, gradually turn to that vowel as you go up your scale. Don’t be scared to make use of mixed vowels, like humming it in ‘head’ when making your lips round like an “Oh”.
- When you rehearse, do not be reluctant to sing the word “yawn” for a note in your higher range. The way the mouth is positioned to say “yawn’ is the right place to begin when singing that note. It prepares perfectly your mouth’s/throat’s back.
- Repeat this right through a set time period, until desired results are achieved.
- Make an attempt to sing the highest note and hold it, then attempt the next.
Remember to take your own time while practicing this. The high notes are the difficult ones. So do it slowly.