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5 Tips to Sing Better High Notes

Updated: Jul 7, 2022


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Make the most of your voice lessons with these quick easy singing exercises.


Learn to sing higher notes smoothly with voice lessons that are supplemented with your own vocal and breath exercises at your own convenience. These are straightforward and may be completed anywhere. Routine practise will not only help you move ahead in your singing classes, but it will also help you develop your range and assist you to become a good singer in the long run as well. Make certain that you have your vocal lessons from a well-trained vocal coach who will instruct you on breath, posture, and singing exercises that will help you enhance your voice and vocal range.


1) Practise makes you better


You will be required to do daily singing practices and breathing techniques if you are currently taking voice lessons from a vocal coach. Your voice lesson teacher is correct in stating that it takes time to increase your vocal flexibility and fitness.


To learn to sing high notes without stressing your voice, you must devote time and effort to vocal training.


Make a mental note of a high note that you wish to sing as cleanly as possible. Alternatively, choose a challenging song that you would want to be able to perform and work towards achieving that objective. Knowing what you want to achieve can enable you to stay on track and learn to sing those higher and challenging notes as you progress.


Keep a running tally of the highest note you can sing correctly daily so you can track your improvement over time. Make sure to share this information with your vocal coach throughout your voice classes so that they can assist you with any difficulties you are experiencing!


In fact, you must record yourself on a regular basis so that you can hear how much your singing has improved. This does not need the use of any specialised equipment. Even though few individuals love listening to themselves, it is an excellent tool to track your progress in voice training.


2) Facial Relaxation


The vocal chords, like any other muscle group, need stretching before they can be used to ensure that they remain pliable while you are performing. Consider doing this immediately before to vocal lessons to improve your ability to sing the songs of your choice.


Practicing how to loosen up your face can assist you in raising your voice to a higher pitch. Consistent singing practise will accustom them to the stretching and make it easier for you to strike high notes.


Preparing for your voice lessons should include the following activity on a regular basis:

  • To release the surrounding muscles and relax the trigger fingers, place your trigger fingers over your chin and use your thumb to softly stimulate the region. Extend your eyes and lips as far as they will go, then repeat the action a couple times more times.

  • Create a wide yawn to help your jaw and face to stretch. Extend your neck and shoulders to release any stress they may be feeling. This relaxing method will be very beneficial to your voice training and will help you enhance your singing abilities.


3) Learning To Breathe during your Voice Lessons


In order for your voice to have the necessary force, air must be supplied consistently and continuously; as a result, while learning to sing the high notes in your voice lessons, a consistent and continuous supply of air is essential for everyone.


It is possible that taking in too much air can cause pressure to develop in your throat, while also causing resistance below the vocal chords, which will result in your voice cracking when you speak. As a result, you should learn how to manage airflow by managing your diaphragm so that you can maintain a strong voice.


Perform these basic breathing exercises to increase the range of your voice.

  • Practice taking deep breaths and being calm in a standing posture with your palm on your diaphragm for at least five minutes.

  • When taking deep breaths, keep your shoulder in the same posture by drawing the air from your stomach rather than your chest.

  • Large breaths of air should be taken as soon as you feel the diaphragm expanding.

  • Breathe out slowly and steadily, making a "shhhh" sound without pausing, and continue until there is no more air available to make the sound.


By adopting this method, you will be able to sing with an open throat and avoid straining your voice while singing those high notes. You don't have to take more breath to reach higher notes. However, in order to produce a clear, projected sound, you must have strong breath support.


Maintaining a calm standing stance, place your palm on your diaphragm and practise taking deep breaths while remaining in this position. You do not have to elevate your shoulders in order to take deep breaths, so understand that. Instead than taking in air from the peak of your chest, draw it in from the bottom of your stomach.

  • Take a few deep breaths and notice how your diaphragm begins to expand.

  • Make a "shhhhh" sound as you slowly exhale your air. Make an effort to do it without taking any interruptions in your breathing.

  • Breathe out a steady, clean, consistent shhhhh until you are no longer able to create any sound with your breath.


When you sing, this practise will teach you to use your breath to neatly support your voice - with no need to drive your sound. The more you become conscious of your diaphragm, the more you will discover that producing a loud, sound quality does not require lifting your shoulders and blowing up your chest. However, this comes from having good control over your diaphragm.



4) Warm Up – Exercise to improve your voice lessons.


Vocal warm-up exercises for singing high notes are vital, but if you practise the same ones every day, they might become monotonous and repetitive, but they are a crucial aspect of learning to sing and therefore of your voice training.


Your voice is a muscle that you can use. In other words, the more often you use it properly, extending it before and after usage, the more supple it will grow over time.

If you put in the effort to extend your vocal muscles on a daily basis, the muscles ultimately grow used to being extended so it becomes simpler and much more comfortable to sing higher notes.


  • Begin by humming a "mmmmm" sound to get the ball rolling. Keep track of where in your mind the music is resonating and where it is not. It is important to transmit a clear, full sound forward, and it should reverberate in the sinuses surrounding your nose and on your forehead. It is not lodged in the rear of the throat. Do you have any sensation of the music vibrating on your lips?

  • At the bottom of your vocal range, begin by singing a note with a mmm sound and then opening your lips to make a "ahhh" sound. “mmmmmm-aaaahhhhh”. Make sure you get the same sensation of resonance in your mind for both the mmm and the open ahh sounds.

  • Continue to work your way up the scale, repeating the mmm aahhh, until you reach your vocal stop. Even during your break, when you are required to switch to your head voice, attempt to maintain an even, clear tone. Make an effort to have a smooth transition between the two.


Improve your head voice by moving it further up the scale until you reach the top of your range. Instead of concentrating on how high the note is, concentrate on generating resonance in your thoughts. As you go up the scale, forget about the note and concentrate on a clear, crisp sound with plenty of resonance.


While performing this practise, you'll rapidly discover that you can sing higher notes than you can while singing a song normally. The idea is to get familiar with how it physically "feels" to sing those higher notes so that your muscle memory can convert that sensation into easily hitting the notes in the future.


This essential vocal practise serves as a basis for learning how to sing high notes without straining your voice.


Keep in mind that you should not push or hurry things. It must seem easy, and you will achieve this over time as you learn to sing more effectively and efficiently. Continue to practise this exercise every day, particularly before your voice lessons, and you will quickly notice that your higher notes grow stronger, clearer, and more confident, and you will have learnt to sing the higher notes in no time.


Remember that just knowing how to sing high notes without hurting your voice will not result in a complete and controlled voice; you must focus on your whole vocal range. As vital as hitting a high note is the ability to hit lower notes without making a 'gravel' sound on the instrument.



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