How To Sing High Notes - Simple Tips To Learn How To Sing Higher

Uploaded by HowToSingDotCom on 03.10.2011

Hi there. I'm Aaron from and I want to talk about how to sing high notes.
The first thing I want to say is you want to really avoid belting and pushing and straining
to reach those high notes. I know that's what happens is when you try to sing high notes,
it often you get up there and you can kind of get kind of high that you're raising your
larynx up and it's getting kind of squeezy and doesn't sound as good and it's also really
straining your voice. So enough times of like kind of belting and pushing and that straining
thing. It just hurts and it can be damaging for your vocal chords. It simply adds strain
and even swelling to your vocal chords that you definitely don't want.
So I just want to say it right off the bat. Don't result to that kind of manner. In fact,
to hit higher notes, this is going to sound weird. This is probably different from anything
you've ever heard but to sing the higher notes, you actually need less air and not more air
because your vocal chords are so stretched at that point, you really need less air to
hit those higher notes. I don't want to get into all that right now.
If you go to my website, there's a video there that kind of explains all that.
Right now I just want to talk about how to sing high notes. It's basically developing
a mix and a mix or a mixed voice or a blended voice. That's what you really need. You want
a blend between the chest register, your chest voice and your head voice, head register.
You want a smooth blend too and usually most people have kind of a crack or a break in
between the head and chest voice. It's actually called a bridge or some people call it a transition.
But you want to get a smooth transition between those two and you want to learn how to not
just blend those registers but you want to learn how to take your head voice and bring
your head voice down.
This may not make sense right now but this is once you kind of hear it once and if you
check out the other stuff on my site, it will kind of start coming together. But when you're
belting like, “Hey! Hey! Hey!” what you're doing, that straining sound is actually bringing
your chest voice up into the higher notes but you want it to do the opposite. You want
to bring your head voice down into the lower notes so you want to work on your head voice.
Get a stronger head voice. Expand that and develop a mix. We want to smooth out those
transitions and use more of your head voice for those higher notes rather than your chest
But I wanted to give you one exercise that will kind of help you get there. One really
cool tip, one really cool trick about singing high notes is that you can sing higher notes
when you sing staccato. Staccato is like short, disconnected bursts whereas legato is connected,
flowing. So staccato would be like [vocalizes] but legato would be like [vocalizes] more
flowing together. But when you do staccato, when you do this exercise and anytime you
want to expand your range, one way to do it is to start with staccato and then work to
Once you've got it nice and getting your range a little higher with the short burst notes,
then you want to try and do the same thing with the legato, with the more, smooth, flowing
melodic notes. So this one is going to be one, two, three, four, five, four, three,
two, one, that pattern. I will just demonstrate it in a minute but on T, T. That T is going
to give you that kind of short burst.
So you want to go [vocalizes] and then you want to raise it up one [vocalizes]. And so
what you're doing here, you want to keep raising it and as it goes through, you don't want
to strain or push like I said but as you get that in your higher range, you will actually
be able to hit the higher notes with that staccato and then you can work it into legato.
So that's a fun little trick. What you do is you develop muscle memory and then once
you develop muscle memory of hitting those high notes in staccato, then you will be able
to pretty soon be able to do that in legato and most singing is legato. It's more melodic
notes flowing together.
If you really want to learn how to sing high notes, these are some great tips. Work on
these and I think they will be real beneficial for you. But on my site, I'm at
I think I told you that, the link that you can click below. But I've got a video up there,
a long content-packed video on how to sing high notes and I give you some really great
tips and tricks the pros use there and just for visiting, you can get that video for free.
But I've got a lot of other great information up there for you for free too if you would
like to check it out and become a better singer.
So that's it. I hope that helps and I will see you at