Learn how to sing high notes in chest voice the correct way. The chest voice can be stretched to the top of your range, but it must be done with diligence and precision. This lesson will cover how to strengthen your chest voice through your bridge ranges with an exercise on the pure AH. There is also a second exercise on OO to counterbalance the aggressive work of the AH.
Although this lesson is catered primarily to guys, the principles within also apply to females too — the only difference would be the ranges. The first bridge range for females would be B4-C#5; this is the area in which you’ll feel the rounded AH start to kick in. From D5 and above, the AH will open back up.
If you do not know the following, you are not ready for this exercise. You must already know how to:
- Bridge/Modify your vowel
- Keep your throat relaxed
- Create strong, efficient cord closure/compression
If you do not already know how to do those things, then follow the links to the pertinent article on the topic. Each of the topics is also covered in more detail in the FREE 6 part tutorial on “How to Build a Stronger Mix”. Sign up for it on the left hand side of the screen.
Once you have fulfilled these requirement, you can continue on to the exercises in this video on how to sing high notes in your chest voice:
Table of Contents
00:06 – Introduction
00:23 – Disclaimer
00:53 – Prerequisites for Exercises
01:32 – – The pure, open AH
02:20 – – The round AH 03:31 – – The round OO
03:58 – Exercise 1: The Loud AH
10:44 – – Comments on Exercise 1: After Effects
12:39 – Exercise 2: The Round OO
17:12 – Final Comments on Exercises 1 & 2
For Further Help
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It’s an interesting video Marnell. However, there is one thing I don’t understand. How are we supposed to apply these exercises to a real song? The bright sound in exercise 1 alone is too bright a sound to apply as it is, and the sound in exercise 2 is too dark to apply on it’s own. Is it simply a matter of “mixing” them somehow? If that is the case, is the technique for mixing it any different to the technique you have taught for mixing in your past videos? That is, keep the back of the throat in the shape of the dark sounds whilst keeping the mouth/tongue in the shape of the bright sound so a mixture of both is produced? If that is the case, then where does the “chest” aspect of the exercise come in?