How to Get a Higher Voice
Questions and Answers
Okay, so, I have a very high and childish voice (I'm fourteen, but I sound like a five-year-old). Whenever I sing, I sound ridiculous because I'm always off key. I like singing rock, pop, and J-pop, but I have the voice for songs like the Magic Flute…. Help?
(By the way, I don't know what range I am, sorry)
Oh wait, sorry, meant to say that even on songs meant for high voices, I still can't stay on key for long.
Having a high voice can be great. It's not a bad thing that you have the voice you do (although I doubt you can sing things from magic flute, yet, if you're asking a question like this). I'm going to be honest with you. If you have a soprano voice and don't belt well, you really shouldn't try to learn. Your voice naturally isn't built for that, and you don't want to damage it.
You should EMBRACE this. You can be "that girl" who can do all of those crazy high notes. People might be jealous!
You may want to wait until your voice develops a bit so you don't sound like you're five.
I'm not in any way saying it is impossible, it's just very unlikely that you can. But if you really, really want to, you should go for it 🙂
Like, I dont have a deep voice like a man but I just cant hit high notes at all. My voice is sounding all good but when I try to hit a high note, my voice breaks. I dont have a high voice like Ariana grande when I talk but its not deep, its kind of high but then again when I sing it sounds like a duck quacking when I try to hit a high note. I am looking into getting singing lessons, I am 14 years old btw lol. I just need some tips to hit higher notes. Like what food to eat, warm ups? Im willing to do anything that wont strain my voice too much but will help. I look up to Mariah Carey tbh, and I am aiming to get a voice like hers, but not exactly just somewhere around there hence not all voices are the same. I know I cant get exactly her voice but I would like to try and see if its a possibility to get like hers. Also, can someone explain voice ranges/octave ranges? And soprano and alto and stuff? Thanks so much to anyone who can try and give me tips on how to get a higher voice since mine always breaks -.- :}
OH AND ALSO if you listen to the song "#beautiful" by miguel and mariah carey, ill give in example on what i can sing, i can sing this part high "hop on, the back of my bike let the good wind blow" but when i get to "your hair" my singing breaks. Im confused at the moment because i just typed a whole paragraph saying i cant sing high but when i sing high i cant get low notes, wow im confusing. Can someone try and help me on here? :*
Many singers wonder how to sing high notes with power and richness. The notes that fall within speaking voice range are easy to sing, but higher notes are notoriously difficult for beginners.
If you’d like to learn how to sing high notes without compromising your vocal quality, use these tips to get started:
How to Sing High Notes: Finding Your Upper Limit
You can find the upper limit of your vocal range by singing progressively higher notes until you can no longer sing comfortably. The highest note you can sing without straining is the top note on your natural vocal range.
Use a guitar, organ, or other properly tuned instrument to help you identify the notes in your range. Play a note, then match your voice to it. Keep doing this until you reach the top of your range.
Any notes above the top of your vocal range will require some practice. The goal is to learn how to sing high notes with good vocal control and without straining your voice.
How to Sing High Notes: Spanning Your Vocal Break
As you reach the top of your range, you will notice that there is a point where your voice changes in quality. The deeper notes are sung in your “chest voice”, which is close to your regular speaking voice. This is the voice that resonates deep in your throat or chest.
At some point, your voice will shift to a lighter, airier sound that reverberates in the top of your throat or back of your mouth. Some people describe this voice as nasal, but that’s not accurate. This higher, thinner voice is known as the “head voice”, because it resonates higher in your head.
The point where this switch occurs is known as your vocal break. Beginning singers find it difficult to sing notes immediately above and below this break, but with some practice, you can learn to bridge this break and sing most songs seamlessly.
How to Sing High Notes: Improving Your Head Voice
There are two major steps you can take to improve the quality of your head voice. First, you’ll need to develop your “mixed voice”, which is a combination of your chest and head voices.
The mixed voice is the result of practice; most people don’t come by it naturally, but experienced singers incorporate it so smoothly that it’s impossible to tell when they switch from chest voice to head voice.
To strengthen your mixed voice, you need to sing the notes around your vocal break. As you sing progressively higher, you should practice using a bit less of your chest voice and a bit more of your head voice. You can practice this skill by paying attention to where each note resonates in your throat and mouth, and putting slightly more emphasis on the “head” notes as you go along.
Over time, you will learn to place the notes where you want, making the transition from chest to head voice very smooth.
How to Sing High Notes: Breath and Diaphragm Support
The second part of singing higher notes with ease is learning to use your breathing and diaphragm to support the high notes. Without breath and diaphragm support, your head voice will sound thin and reedy. With breath and diaphragm support, it will sound rich and strong like your chest voice.
Practice rationing your voice as you exhale a note, not letting it out too fast. This will help you sustain high notes and give them just the right amount of breath support.
Your diaphragm is the muscle in your stomach area that flexes when you laugh or exhale sharply. Practice flexing it as you sing to give extra support to your high notes for a more powerful sound.
With your full vocal range and the power of your breath and diaphragm behind you, you’ll soon learn how to sing high notes like a pro – and how to belt out money notes your audience will never forget!
I used to have a high pitch voice since childhood. So, when I sing some people tell me don't used to false tone but I swear I really don't use false tone when I sing I really counds like a s2 when singing… It really irretates me when they say that…
I have a high pitched voice myself. It changed slightly when i was eleven and, except for a little added resonance, hasn't changed since. I sang "alto" parts in the choir in high school, mainly because no one had heard of countertenors. You just might be one. There is a huge difference between a countertenor and a falsetto. Look it up. Contrary to popular belief, countertenors and falsettos are NOT the same thing. Everyone, including countertenors, has a falsetto voice. Countertenors are naturally high in pitch WITHOUT using their falsetto voice. If you listen to them speak, it's clear that their voices are higher-pitched, NATURALLY, than most other men. Countertenors were once prized back when women weren't allowed to sing in choirs (blame the hypermisogynist Dark Ages for that one). Today, we are still quite rare.
It's clear that many men like us exist: Freddie Mercury, Geddie Lee, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, etc.