In this 3rd episode on How to Train my Voice to Sing Higher, you will receive an advanced exercise that builds even more coordination and balance within the vocal cords.
This particular exercise will challenge you and get you ready for songs. Hold on to your vocal cords!
How to Train My Voice to Sing Higher
This advanced exercise further coordinates and balances the air from your lungs with the vocal cords. It is more advanced because there are larger jumps between notes.
It’s called an arpeggio. You can do it with the “goo” or the Bubble Lips. And here’s a third exercise that will help you train your voice to sing higher.
It’s called the tongue trill. It is done like this. [Demo] Here’s the arpeggio with the tongue trill.
Men your bottom note is the Ab below Middle C. Women, your bottom note is the Middle C#. Both voices moves 4 half-steps down and back. First Men.
After doing the tongue trill, try using the “goo” or bubble lips with the arpeggio on the same note like this. [Demo]
The vocal cords will have to adjust faster in order to tune for the next pitch. This demands more coordination and balance between the air flow and the vocal cords.
Like the other exercises it helps isolate the vocal cords and disengage the outer muscles surrounding the larynx. This helps the vocal cords build their own intrinsic strength and power.
How to Train My Voice to Sing Higher – Arpeggio Tips
Here are some arpeggio tips.
Like the other exercises, do the arpeggio medium or medium soft especially at first. Get softer, not louder as you sing higher.
Watch Episodes 15-16 about using the diaphragm to help supply your vocal cords with air.
When using “goo” guard against unwanted tension. The arpeggio will tempt you to grab with tension like this. [Demo] Go slower and lighter.
Drop the “g” in “goo” and just use the “oo”. This will be easier to go faster. [Demo]
If you break into falsetto, follow the tips in Episode 76 and use the hootie sound. You can also bend over 90 degrees like you do in the other exercises, like this. [Demo]
The arpeggio will develop your ability to sing higher without grabbing or tension. It’s also more like a song where pitches jump around from high to low and though the bridges of the voice.
As you get better at these exercises you will be able to sing higher without gripping, grabbing or tension.
This is a frequent problem with singers whose vocal type is pulled chest-high larynx and often the flip-falsetto. Do you know your vocal type?
Your vocal type is what you tend to do when you sing. Visit PowerToSing.com and take the PowerTest, which is a vocal test that will reveal your vocal type. Take the quiz and get your vocal type.
Then go to the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type.
Download the free exercises and start working on improving your voice. They will also help you balance and coordinate your voice.
I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power to Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power. I’ll see you inside the next video.