How to reach the high note?

China
December 23, 2011 7:51am CST
I like singing very much, but it's always a problem that I can't reach the high note. I know the music teacher can solve it, but because of lack of enough time and money, I want to practice by myself. So are there any good ways to help me to reach the high note? Thanks.
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• Philippines
23 Dec 11
I have no idea when it comes to improving your singing voice. Although, when I accidentally fell to the railing with my balls first, I hit the high notes then.
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@topffer (41855)
• France
23 Dec 11
Don't complain : a great career of castrato is opened to you now.
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@topffer (41855)
• France
23 Dec 11
LOL. We have to know if he has kept his male attributes to decide if he is a counter tenor or a soprano
• Philippines
24 Dec 11
Ladies, the golden balls are fine. Last time I checked, I can still spit white goo like Spiderman spits web from his wrists.
@JoyfulOne (6240)
• United States
23 Dec 11
I had singing lessons many years ago, so maybe this might help. One thing to do is practice the scales...do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-do. While you're practicing, do the scales at your normal pitch, then raise your pitch by a half (or whole) note and do them again. Each run through, jump the scale by another half-note (or whole note.) If you have a piano or something, start running through the scales at middle C, then next run-through, start your scales at D, then E, etc. In this way, the notes are easier to achieve. You are slowly working your way up to higher notes; you are raising your vocal range and getting your vocal cords used to it. This is one way of developing your range towards those higher notes, and practice really does make a difference. Make sure you're singing from your diaphragm and not taking shallow breaths helps too. (Place your hand on your chest, take a deep breath, and you can tell if that breath you're taking is coming from your diaphragm or not.) Also, when you're singing, it helps to take a quick tiny deep breath just before hitting that high note and that makes it a lot easier to hit it. Hope that helps a little.
• China
24 Dec 11
Thank you for your help. I'll try.
• India
24 Dec 11
Also, whenever you are practicing, practics every note slowly with a deep breath and exhaule completely. I got benefitted by it. Practice the same for hours together and you may notice improvement after some time. It may not come overnight, but result will definitely come with prolonged practice. Have patience and practice regularly.
• China
24 Dec 11
Ok, you mean that I should take a deep breath before vocalization and keep until exhaling completely? Should I sound when exhaling?
@Graceekwenx (3162)
• Philippines
24 Dec 11
Hi Szz1990602! I used to be a choral director so that means that i qualify as your coach?? hahaha! Anyways, you would be able to reach a high note by consistent vocalization everyday. Dont do vocalizations for more than an hour as that will already scratch your vocal cords. Try vocalization on a triad scale and practice on the A O I vowals. It will improve the range of your voice. Furthermore, you have to be careful when reaching those high notes, use your headtones never the neck ok!
• China
24 Dec 11
Thank you, but what's the headtone and neck mean here? It's abstract for me.
@enelym001 (8325)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
I love singing too, unfortunately I was not blessed with a good voice. But I have heard about stories of one of our country's local famous singer. She came from a poor family and only his father trained her. She was joining singing contests in different towns until she joined one day on TV. That is the start of her career. SHe is so rich and famous now Her dad trained her how to reach high notes by making her sing while being submerged neck-deep in the water. It was to train her using her diaphragm so she could reach high notes and strengthen her lungs as well. Her name is Regine Velasquez.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Why not enroll in a voice lesson school. If you really want to improve your voice you can try voice lesson or have a private teacher to teach you :)