Increase Your Vocal Range With These Four Secrets
Do you know what your favorite singing stars all have in common? Besides the fact that they’ve racked up millions of dollars doing exactly what they’ve always dreamed of…
Besides the thrill of performing again and again in front of thousands of adoring fans…
Besides a rock solid career that has lasted many years?
They all have an outstanding vocal range and can sing very well from high to low and everywhere in between. This gives them the ability to pour their heart and soul into their song and connect deeply with their listeners. It makes them more interesting to listen to.
Of course, a multiple octave range can’t guarantee you instant stardom, but it certainly helps.
Fortunately there is a proven science behind expanding your range in a way that helps you prevent your voice from straining or cracking. You can gain confidence instead of losing it as you listen to your voice soar effortlessly higher and higher.
Start by warming up your body first
Get nice and relaxed and energized. Run and stretch and shake all of the tension loose. Unwind with some soothing, calming breathing exercises and you’ll set yourself up for success. A tranquil mind and body makes for a fantastic singing voice.
Start where you’re comfortable
Every singer has a certain range where they feel very relaxed and confident. It’s usually in the middle where you have all of your “star quality”. Your voice comes out effortlessly and sounds strong and full. Start your range expanding exercises here and move very gradually up and down. Stop immediately if you start to feel your muscles tensing and go back to the middle. Using this method you’ll soon increase your usable range and sing out with just as much poise and assurance on the high notes as you do in the middle!
Let it Happen
As you move up and down your range, you’ll feel vibration in different parts of your body. You’ve probably heard the term “chest register” or “chest voice”, and it’s what happens when you sing low notes and feel them vibrating in your throat and chest. When you sing higher, the vibration moves up into your head and you’ll feel it behind your nose, in your cheekbones and the top of your head. This is called “head register” or “head voice”.
It’s important to allow your voice to go where it wants to go. Do not try to hold your high notes in your chest voice!
Just allow them to go up into your head and don’t worry about sounding nasal. You’ll only sound nasal if you tense and squeeze the back of your throat as you sing higher. As long as you relax and keep your throat open, you will get a nice resonant tone.
Keep it real
With few exceptions, vocal ranges of more than 3 octaves are for bragging rights only. If you push too hard and too fast to get to the top of your range, your throat muscles tighten and you’ll lose the resonance and beauty you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Is this the price you want to pay just for bragging rights? Obviously, no professional thinks this way.
One more thing to keep in mind is that most pop, rock and jazz songs stay within about 2 octaves. If you just master two and a half octaves of strong, usable notes then you will be able to do unbelievable things with your voice! You can reach a professional level, and then you’ll the rest of your life to experiment and have fun getting to three or more octaves. There is no hurry.
You should feel very excited reading this because two octaves are easily within your grasp. All you need to do is open up, smooth out your voice and you’ll be able to sing and impress the socks off anyone!
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