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SINGING HIGH NOTES

posted Dec 15, 2017, 3:29 PM by Kathy Scheel
Easy steps to singing high notes with support.

  • Less is the key.  The high notes will feel like they are flowing thru the top/back of your sinuses, and move from there through the top of your head.  TOO MUCH AIR makes this impossible.  TOO MUCH TENSION, especially in your support muscles, makes this impossible.
  • Step 1 - Humming.  Hum a glissando octave up and down.  Start lower than the high note you're working towards and move up by 1/2 steps.
  • Step 2 - Start the glissando octave on a hum and as it moves up, bend over and open the hum to a vowel.  AH is actually easy on the high notes because it has the most space.  Stay bent over as you move back down the octave.
  • Step 3 - Start the glissando octave on an open vowel and as it moves up, bend over.  As the glissando moves down, stand back up.
  • Step 4 - Start the  glissando octave bent over, from the waist, and slowly rise as it moves up.  If you start with too much air/full voice, then change to a hum.
  • Step 5 - Glissando octave without bending over.
Why this works:  Humming uses a 10th of the air that open-mouthed singing does.  Humming also uses a tight stream of air which is what you need for higher notes. 




YOUR VOICE IS AN AMAZING INSTRUMENT - HAVE FUN DISCOVERING ALL THAT IT/YOU CAN DO!
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