How to sing high notes

How to take high notes without vocal breaks

In this article you will read how to:

  • Singing high notes better and better
  • Various and useful ways to hit high sounds
  • Why do voices crack on high notes?
  • What to do if you can’t hit a high note?
  • What to do if you can’t hit a high note?

Voice coach who will show You how to sing high notes without vocal breaks

Even professional singers sometimes have a voice break in the least expected moment. No doubt about it. You have probably tested it yourself. It is always a bigger or smaller embarrassment. Especially when You try again and… it sounds worse and worse. It is not a big deal when You sing for pleasure, practice or You can make next studio take. But while standing on stage, in front of the large audience, the good audible crack can destroy the magic of the moment.

The worst thing you can do in such a case is pushing the note harder. This very rarely brings the effect.

More often the note sounds even worse, what is annoying and what makes You lose your self-confidence. Good, professional voice teacher can learn anybody how to avoid such unpleasantness. Just give yourself a chance and find out how private vocals lessons online can make the quality of your singing much, much better. Voixtek is here for You.

Singing high notes better and better. In every situation

Voice coach online and singing apps are a good start, but when it comes to daily practice, it is also good to know a few tricks and good habits to make your voice clearer. The very important thing is to accept yourself and Your singing.

During training, in the searching of perfection, You will make a lot of various sounds coming out of Your throat. They are all Yours. Some of them will be good, some – really bad.

Don’t focus on perfection in the beginning. Accept. As wise master vocal coach always says: singing comes not only from our mouths but also from our minds and bodies. The voice of stressed and not self-conscious man is not authentic and deficient. And so are emotions that it brings. Everything is in our minds. Even the notes and our way of thinking about them. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t get them right away. Everything will come with proper practice.

Various and useful ways to hit high sounds

There are many movement techniques making singing better and helping to hit high notes. Among them are lip trilling, vocal sirens, larynx relaxation, and tongue tensions eliminations. The most common mistake made by singers is raising shoulders and pushing off with toes when ascending a scale or hitting a high note. They should better relax the chest, neck, and prepare the throat for sustaining the note.

The good vocalist should know which part of sounds he will sing using chest, and which part using the head.

Forcing yourself to sing all notes only with the diaphragm and chest might shred the vocal cords. Very important is also the proper warming up. It increases the blood flow going.

Each singer must remember to stay hydrated too. There are different conditions on each stage. Often neglected but no less important parts of the singer’s training are eating right and resting after each longer period of singing work. Because singing is hard work for the entire body.

Frequently asked questions about hitting high notes

Why do voices crack on high notes?

Ahh! The dreaded voice crack. Usually, this “break” as it’s commonly known happens with the perfect storm. It can be too much air is being pushed. The voice box (larynx) is being bridged UP. The placement of sound is wrong.
The sound is in the back causing a back flow of air forcing the folds to cave. Not having the correct vowel modifications when needed or attempting to “belt” through a note. Also, if you are not properly warmed Up, singing intensely on a cold voice can create all sorts of uncomfortable sounds.

What to do if you can’t hit a high note?

We all have a physiology of our vocal folds. The gauge of the vocal folds can determine what your “natural” range is. The truth is that the younger you start your training, the longer you’ll be able to hold on to those kid-like high notes we all would scream in as kids. If you can’t hit a note, and you’ve never been able to, it is necessary to train and ease into getting there. If it’s a note you hit all the time and are now unable you must retrain to regain the range and control it. The truth is there is no “snake oil” here.
At Voixtek and with Ron Anderson himself, sweat, dedication, commitment to learning and practice, are the pillars to getting your instrument under control and singing with ease, especially the high notes.

What to do if you can’t hit a high note?

Educate yourself. Train. Train again. Warm up properly and don’t give up. It’s easy to lose the fight when you think you’ve already lost. Training the voice takes time and consistency. Practice daily. Be tenacious and driven.
Use the tools we have available to you and be patient. You will experience great days and days you feel like nothing is working, when you do, open up the app and train some more. After some time you will feel the difference and will be singing like never before. Our system doesn’t bombard you with tons of exercises. The system is curated so that every exercise trains the voice, body, and mind!

If you consider taking online classes to learn how to sing better, check out our web app Voixtek, click to learn how to use it to become a better singer > or check our membership plans >

Do you know that the Voixtek app is used by professionals such as:

  • Matt Heafy
  • Memocrasher
  • Myles Kennedy
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