How to Sing High Notes
At Ultrametric you will find everything that you need to learn how to sing like a pro. Find all of the lessons, tips, vocal workouts and techniques that you have always wanted, all in one single place. Our lessons are very easy to follow making learning to sing fun and enjoyable.One of the goals that all people who sing or who are learning how to sing have is to be able to reach high notes.
If we want to be able to sing high notes, the first thing we need to do is learn the correct way to breathe. The quality of our voice, the duration of the note that we produce, and how high or how low the note is, all depend on us using the proper breathing techniques. We know that we always emphasize the importance of proper breathing, but it is the main foundation for any vocal technique.
You will be able to understand the right way to breathe when you yawn. Try to yawn while saying the sound “ahhh” for 10 seconds; make the note as high as possible. You can start out on a note that is comfortable for you and then try to raise it little by little until your reach the highest note at the end of your yawn.
Keep your mouth well opened while you are singing, especially on the high notes. Always try to pronounce the lyrics of the song as clear as you can. This will help you to reach the full potential and brightness in the different vocal resonators.
Begin singing open sounds like ahh or ohh, with your mouth wide open. These are the easiest sounds to sing when you are trying to reach higher notes. Generally, the sounds eee and u (like you) are the hardest to sing when you are trying to reach high notes in your vocal register.
It is recommended to drink water right before you sing and take little sips between each vocal workout.
An Easy Exercise for How to Sing High Notes
Among the most common exercises, we can find some to practice scales and arpeggios like: do re mi fa so la ti do. We can find these notes easily on the piano by playing one octave on the white keys. Continue going up the keyboard one half step each note on the scale.
We can start singing these notes with the ahh sound first and then repeating the exercise with the ohh sound. Remember to open your mouth wider as you start to reach the higher notes.
Use different areas of resonation; make the lower notes, which are easier to sing, resonate in your chest area. Concentrate on this resonator.
The sound of the intermediate notes in your vocal range should be sent to your mouth area.
The next set of notes, which are higher, should be sent between your palate and your nose. Focus on bringing the sound to this area which will help you reach the notes and make them sound better.
Concentrate on sending the highest notes to the head area, on the top in the center. Try to make this area the place where the highest notes resonate. Breathe with your diaphragm and bring the sound upwards, as high as it can travel.
Don’t strain your vocal cords. Make sure that the sound is clean and clear.
Now try to repeat the same exercise, but this time sing the notes of the scale: do re mi fa so la ti.
You will notice that the first few days will be quite hard when you try to reach the highest notes, but in a few weeks or maybe less, you will see that it will get easier to reach these notes. To stay in shape, try to practice these workouts frequently, especially if you have an upcoming vocal presentation.