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#432347 - 10/04/17 11:48 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES?
musicalcrib Offline
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it is no secret that one of the most difficult aspects of singing is hitting the high notes. Good or bad, these notes will usually bring the singer the most attention. Here are my few tips for getting those high notes good and solid.

Stop Yelling

Singing higher is rarely accomplished by brute force, but this is often the singer’s first instinct. The problem is the inborn human ability to yell. Yelling is a survival mechanism, and we are quite good at it. However, the nervous system has a propensity to switch into yelling coordination, and that locks up the singing voice and shuts down the higher range.

Lighten Up

To avoid yelling, the singer should access the upper.......... http://musicalcrib.com/can-you-sing-those-high-notes/

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#432517 - 10/06/17 08:54 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES? [Re: musicalcrib]
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Musicalcrib,

Talking of high notes, you should have a listen to this singer... he's unbelieveable!



The first 60 seconds sets the scene and then it's just "wow"....



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#432627 - 10/06/17 11:47 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES? [Re: musicalcrib]
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Seems like pretty good advice. I'm a Baritone smirk You know the joke "What's the difference between a Baritone and a Tenor? About $1,000!"
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#437054 - 11/08/17 03:47 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES? [Re: musicalcrib]
cooltouch Offline
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I've found that, as I grow older, my voice deepens, but unfortunately my upper range takes a hit. It's kinda cool being able to sing bass (I can hit the C two octaves below middle C with some authority), but it's not so cool when I'm having trouble hitting the G above middle C.

So I found this article quite interesting. Especially the discussion about vowels and how the use of certain ones can improve one's range. My degrees are in Linguistics, so I'm already very familiar about vowel formation with the human vocal tract, but I'd never thought to link the larynx with vowel shape as a way of improving range. I gotta try this. If I can get to the point were I can hit the A above middle C comfortably, I'll be stoked.
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#437095 - 11/08/17 07:35 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES? [Re: cooltouch]
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The only way that I can hit a high note is to stand on a latter. The note sounds the same but it is higher.

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#440776 - 11/26/17 11:57 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: CAN YOU SING THOSE HIGN NOTES? [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Musicalcrib,

Talking of high notes, you should have a listen to this singer... he's unbelieveable!



The first 60 seconds sets the scene and then it's just "wow"....





I'm not even sure what vocal term I fit in as - but wow, did this ever blow my mind! I can hit some pretty high notes, or so I thought. This makes me just want to quit singing and leave it to the pros.
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