The secret of how to sing high is to free the part of your instrument that is linked to the highs. The high notes correspond to the upper part of your body: shoulders, neck, nape, face and skull.
It’s simple: there is a direct relationship between each note and the part of your body that corresponds to it: the bass starts from your base, from the perineum. As you go up in pitch, the sound of your voice travels through each vertebra, gradually moving up the entire spine . And the treble makes the sound travel through your shoulders, your neck, the nape of your neck and your entire head (face and skull).
For the sound to be fluid and for the voice to pass comfortably when singing high notes, the area corresponding to that note must be relaxed, loose and tonic at the same time. If there is tension, the sound worsens, it closes and does not pass well. Your treble is closed, blocked and you end up hoarse, irritated and frustrated.
So, to sing high notes with quality, you need to have little tension in your upper body. This is valid for singing a cappella or with music. If there are many tensions, it will be a dead end. You won’t be able to hit your high notes in chest voice, and you’ll have to cheat, passing in head voice before the count. But the feeling and the satisfaction are not the same.
Releasing the tensions in the upper part of the body is probably the most important thing to be able to hit the high notes with quality and ease : without tension, the sound will be poor, even if you apply 1,000 techniques at once. And if it is free, open, the voice will sound good directly, even if you don’t know vocal technique.
For this reason, our method includes deep, structural work to progressively release tension in the shoulders, neck, jaws and the entire upper body. This makes it easier for you to hit your highs, but also gives your voice more cohesion and quality across the spectrum. It is clearly one of the differentials of our online and face-to-face courses.
Sing with enthusiasm in the treble
Singing is illusion, joy, life. But you should remember it even more when you get to the high notes, for these 2 reasons:
- Singing high notes in your chest voice requires a lot of energy, so it stays open and resists the passage of vibration. The famous chest DO of the tenors implies that you reach a vibration greater than 1,000 Hz, that is, more than 1,000 vibrations per second!!! Sustaining this at the maximum volume of your voice requires a lot of commitment. If you use your head voice, the energetic impact is much less, but giving the treble of your head voice also requires a lot of concentration.
- The larynx is one of the most important elements when singing. But having to think and feel your larynx while you sing is really annoying, right? One of the aspects of the work we have developed is that you can apply the most efficient technique without realizing it, just because we retrain your body and it will naturally do what works best for it. The larynx is a good example: when you feel illusion, passion, or when you imagine that you are going to eat your favorite dish, the larynx rises naturally and is placed just in the ideal position to sing high notes… and all the others. Finding a stable position of the larynx is essential in singing and this great trick solves the problem for you in one fell swoop. So from now onto sing with enthusiasm always!