I see lots of YouTube videos with this title.
But this post isn’t going to be your typical quick-fix singing tip for hitting high notes. Quick fixes are bandaids. I want to help you attack the source of your high-note singing challenges.
What is the source of your high-note challenges? A lack of the appropriate muscle strength and motor habits.
The only real way to sing high notes on pitch, with more strength, and with greater ease is to work out your head voice, repeatedly, over time.
If you avoid singing high notes because you don’t like the sound of your voice “up there,” you will never improve your skills. The trick is to patiently repeat vocal exercises that work that part of your range, while remembering the foundational basics (strong core, relaxed tongue, etc…) of good singing.
It takes time to build the necessary muscles and motor habits. Doing sit-ups once won’t give you hard abs. But doing sit-ups, planks, and other core exercises 3-4 days a week for three months will.
You have to think of vocal exercises in the same way. It’s not about how you sound today. It’s about how you WILL sound after you build up your strength.
Check out this video below for a couple of basic vocal exercises to get your head-voice strengthening routine started. Let me know how it goes!