How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly at any age. Training will go faster if the vocalist already had experience in singing during school years. For many reasons, many performers are afraid to take high notes, but in fact, with the help of special exercises you can learn to correctly and beautifully take them.
A few simple exercises will help you learn to sing high in the upper part of your range without additional sound amplifiers and reverb. But first you need to figure out what prevents you from singing easily and beautifully and staying on top in a complex head tessitura.
WHY HIGH NOTES ARE DIFFICULT TO SING EVEN SOPRANO There can be many reasons for singing difficulties in high parts of the range. The vocalist begins to be frightened of them both due to physical and psychological factors. However, his voice can really sound ugly on the top notes.
Here are some of the most common reasons why it’s hard to sing them: Singing on ligaments with improper breathing. Compensating for the lack of air and trying to control the intonation, the vocalist begins to sing high notes not in an operative sound, but in ligaments. As a result, not only the range of the upper portion of the voice narrows, but also quickly gets tired, a sore throat, tickling appears. An unpleasant sensation leads to the fact that the vocalist begins to experience eaves in front of high notes. To save the situation will help the formation of a deep sound in good breath. A test can be a sensation after singing. If the throat hurts (especially on high notes), it means that the vocalist pinched the ligaments. You need strong breathing and singing with resonators, not ligaments, then the voice will sound beautiful and you can easily take even a very high pitch.
Imitation of other singers, especially performing works in a folk manner. The vocalist begins to subconsciously imitate singers with a similar voice, most often those whom he hears on the stage or in the minibus. Almost always, such performers sing high notes incorrectly, loudly or with a strong tension of ligaments, which can lead to difficulties in singing the tops. Therefore, if you hear that a performer with a voice similar to yours does not sing correctly, immediately turn on the player with instrumental music. Imitation can harm the correct formation of vocal sound, especially for singers with a strong and loud by nature voice.
Forced sound. Some teachers, trying to achieve a strong sound, begin to force it, especially on high notes. It sounds loud, but over time, singing too loudly can lead to husky voices and occupational diseases of the singers. The verification of the correctness of a loud sound at high notes can be quiet and soft singing in a high tessitura. It is impossible to sing quietly on the ligaments during a severe attack of sound – the voice disappears. Therefore, the attack of sound at high notes should not be forced, but soft, so that you can sing softly and softly in the upper tessitu.
To do this, you need to learn how to gently take high notes with falsetto. Wrong vocal position. It is necessary to take them not from bottom to top, but from top to bottom. Singing in a low position is inconvenient for the formation of the head sound of notes, so even sounds of a middle height for a voice seem unattainable. High notes need to be taken with the feeling that this is not the limit and that you can sing higher. If you learn to sing in a high position, the top notes will sound easy and free.
Why is it difficult to sing high notes at 12 or 15 years old? Most likely, the reason is the age-related mutation of the voice. At this age, the voice may become dimmer and high notes begin to sound hoarse. After the mutation ends, this phenomenon disappears, so during the transition period it is not necessary to engage in vocal intensively so that the voice restructuring takes place without injuries, because a ligament injury during the mutation period increases the likelihood of complete loss of voice. Bad singing experience or fear of high notes. It may appear after the vocalist is hoarse or breaks his voice on high notes, or due to an incorrect psychological attitude. For example, a girl can convince herself that she is contralto, and if so, then there is no need to sing high notes.
You can overcome the “complex of high notes” with regular vocal exercises on a soft attack. Gradually, fear and restraint at high notes will disappear. You do not like the way the voice sounds in a high tessitura. For many performers, high notes can really sound shrill, harsh, nasal, but all these flaws in sound can be overcome with the help of proper soft singing, because they are based on a clamp in the voice, throat singing or improper sound formation.
Performing vocal exercises regularly solves this problem, and the voice begins to sound beautiful in all parts of the range. It’s hard to pick high notes in a piece, especially in bottom-up races.