- Step 1: Practice "mixed voice" Practice singing scales in a "mixed voice," which is a balance between the chest voice – the normal speaking voice, and the head voice – a much higher register.
- TIP: Singing high notes using only the chest voice can cause nodules and cysts to develop on the vocal chords.
- Step 2: Visualize Visualize the note you are trying to reach in your head. Don't listen to the music or your voice. Instead, go by feel to reach a desired pitch.
- Step 3: Use correct muscles Use the correct muscles for hitting high notes, which are the larynx and surrounding muscles, not the throat muscles used for swallowing.
- TIP: Your larynx should be still while singing high notes. If you are using the wrong muscles, it will move and cut off your air.
- Step 4: Practice Practice often, at different times of the day, and practice yodeling. Start with a note at the top of your middle range and go up in half steps until you max out.
- Step 5: Lie down Lie down and practice singing with books on your abdomen to show air going in and out, or stand with your back against a wall to emphasize correct use of your diaphragm.
- Step 6: Consider a vocal coach Consider training with a vocal coach, who will not only train you to sing high notes safely but also help you reach your singing goals.
- FACT: Did you know? Soprano Maria Callas renounced her American citizenship in 1966 in order to nullify her marriage to Giovanni Meneghini.
You Will Need
- "Mixed voice" techniques
- Correct muscle use
- Yodel practice
- Back support
- Vocal coach