Jan 16

How to get a Mariah Carey Style range

Mariah Carey needs no introduction. Those of you enthused by her pop music can attest all day how much an incredible singer she is and how much you try to emulate her because you love her voice.

Even more so how she goes ridiculously high with melodic precision. How many of you struggle and strain or get frustrated when you want to hit the incredible high notes in her song but can’t? Well I would like to introduce an exercise that will help even men achieve and develop this part of your range. But men in particular need to have patience with these exercises as women’s vocal chords are thinner. So you are about to learn

  • how to coordinate your voice to hit whistle tone

  • how the tone is produced

  • what special things to do when you just can’t get it

First of all we are going to start with reverse phonation. Reverse phonation is simply inhaling and singing instead of exhaling and singing. However, now you are going to inhale and sing scales and melodies.

As always it should be easy, don’t push. As you inhale you are coordinating your vocal chords which means you are teaching your chords how to go through your ranges without breaks and undo tension. Therefore, if you want to learn how to use that “Mariah Carey” range you need to practice it in reverse phonation and then sing it out. Some days you will find it hard to do this reverse phonation so you should try some of these tips. The first is to use the reverse phonation with vocal fry.

If you don’t know what vocal fry is, then you need to check out my singing techniques page and learn; moreover you may see this technique on the page as well. The next is to not use alot of air-basically whisper your whistle tones until your chords get strong enough.

Then try doing these tones either reverse or proper with the piano accompaniment on the singing lessons page.

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Jan 16

What everyone should know about a strong voice

Any singer that is not that good would love to have a strong voice.

  • A strong voice is not just one that is loud, but is resiliant.

  • A strong voice doesn’t get tired after one song or one high note, it doesn’t wear out quick, and it is consistent from day to day.

  • People with strong voices have worked to get them.

  • No person is just born with a well balanced voice. It takes time to develop it; in addition, some develop a strong voice better than others, faster.

Here we will begin to delve into the topic of how to build a strong voice. The suggested path goes as follows: vocal health, daily exercises, technique development, and avoidance of vocal abuse.

Vocal Health is prominent for any singer who wants to sing high with a strong voice. Check with a vocal cord specialist if your voice is feeling or sounding worse than normal.

Always eat healthy with emphasis on nautral herbal teas, citrus foods, fresh foods, and avoid fast foods, sugar foods, highly salty foods, and processed foods.

Most importantly drink lots and lots of water. Get enough rest. Have you ever noticed that when you go to bed late and don’t drink enough water that your voice really sucks in the morning? That is due to the edema of the chords while you sleep. This principle varies with different people but adequate sleep and lots of water daily will improve your voice and make it strong. I worked with a gentlemen who gained range just by drinking water!! WHAT?? THAT’S RIGHT, JUST BY DRINKING WATER!!! He was so dehydrated that it was hard for his chords to adduct(which means come together to vibrate and make a sound).

Proper preparation prevents poor performance

Proper preparation prevents poor performance

Next are daily exercises! Doing lip bubbles, tongue trills, nay, ne, mum, gee, gwee, go, gug, and more will build up your voice over time. However, another special exercise is the indian cover. If you make the sound of native indians in western movies, you will do great wonders for your voice.

First start by covering your mouth tightly. Then try and blow your hand off of your mouth like you are blowing out birthday candles while making a note. You should notice that your cheeks have puffed out before your hand moved off. You are doing the exercise right if you feel alot of pressure on your hand from the air you blow. After you have made it this far, you simply practice this exercise on any scale you choose. When you get good at it. You can do this exercise to the melody of a song, and make it easy on yourself to sing those trouble spots.

Next is technique development. Due your exercises daily which means at least three times a week for an hour each, plus singing miscellaneous songs. Don’t stop and you will have to build a strong voice.

Lastly, is no vocal abuse. Screaming at loud events, smoking clubs, singing uncomfortably, singing too loudly, and more will all ensue harm on your voice. The serious vocalist must refrain from such practices. Vocal nodules is a dysfunction that can depress and hinder any serious vocal student. Therefore, take care of your golden voice. Drink water, eat healthy, exercise, practice good technique, and enjoy a great vocal experience.

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Jan 16

Vocal Therapy

Vocal Therapy remains an important but overlooked area for most singers. If more emphasis was put on vocal care, there would be a lot of better singers. Please, be the singer who is not afraid to stand out in the crowd; take care of your voice and surely you will reap the rewards. People are looking for a magical exercise to get the most out of their voices when really it is their vocal health that is failing.
The first step in vocal therapy is to visit a voice doctor. You should do reasearch to find a vocal specialist closest to you. A vocal specialist is a good way to start because they are equipt to inform you of any damages due to problems you may be having because of: acid reflux, swollen vocal nodules, or damaged chords. Once you receive your diagnosis, you can go about finding the solution that is right for you.

The second step is to continue good vocal health like good hygiene. Vocal health can stem into alot of areas. First, what you eat. If one is a serious singer one should stay away from junk food, highly processed foods, excessive sugar, and excessive salt. Some foods you will want to eat more of will be citrus foods, water, water, water, honey, tea, steam rooms or vocal steamming, fruits, vegetables, and exercise at least three times a week.
Herbal remedies may do wonders on your voice. Get on fenugreek, ginseng, green tea, or a blended herbs tea. Any herb that improves circulation and decongests the sinuses will improve your tone quality and range immensely. Many people are suprised at how a tree can turn you into an usher over night. Well, not an usher, but always do everything to get the most out of your voice. Then you can move on to great singing lessons.
The third step towards great vocal health remains discrete vocal exercises. Such exercises would be the vocal fry, lip bubbles, mum,mum, mum, gee, gee, gee. check out how to do these exercises properly so that you may slowly over time build your voice back. Give yourself some time and your voice will come back.
You should practice these exercises no more than one hour per day and 3 times a week until you recieve clearance from the doctor that you are O.K. By then you should feel that your voice is back up to par and you can sustain a greater workload. Vocal Therapy is something that takes time and patience, so don’t rush. Vocal Therapy that is done right has brought the most damaged voices back to a great singing fashion, so don’t lose hope either. Follow these careful instructions toward vocal therapy and you will be happy in the end.
If your voice is hoarse and you would like faster relief, then blend carrots, celery, parsely, and cucumbers together and enjoy it with a piece of bread. Or steam your vocal chords. Most importantly, let your voice rest and it will come back the way it used to be and better.
Long Live singing

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Jan 16

Turn Falsetto into full voice and strengthen your mix voice

Tired of breaking into falsetto?

Tired of breaking into falsetto?

Many people find it emotional devastating when they are unable to properly connect their voice and make it sound like pop stars on the radio. I know this was my biggest problem. Often times you will find yourself singing and then, when that high note comes, you break into falsetto or the sound becomes wimpy and weak. Most people emotionally break down when this happens, I know because it happened to me.

So it was very important to me to stop this stupid occurance of breaking into falsetto when I didn’t want to; and, making my mix voice even stronger. Through my experience and research I came across an exercise that will do just what the title of this article says it will. This exercise saved my singing life and made the playing field level for people whom I thought were just always gifted.
The exercise is none other than the vocal fry. However, there is a specific way of doing this exercise that will maximize the benefits for which it may provide. So first of all you need to go to my singing techniques page and learn the vocal fry. Then go to my singing lessons page and practice it to a piano. Then continue on. Now once you are able to do the vocal fry from the bottom of your range to the top, continuously, you are now able to practice this technique properly. Listen carefully, I want you to sing a whole song in vocal fry at this point. Also, I want you to sing your high notes in, falsetto, WHILE DOING VOCAL FRY!!!!
OK, now can you do it. Do some of your high C’s, D’s, and E’s with vocal fry, in falsetto-go ahead and do it

which high notes do you want to sing

which high notes do you want to sing

now. Now that you’ve done that I would like to let you in on a little secret. When you do these vocal fry’s you are not in falsetto!!! It’s impossible! That’s the secret!!! If you ever want to access your mix, or full voice, then you add a vocal fry to the areas you have trouble. Literally, after you do this exercise for a while you are going to notice how the vocal fry shapes your voice and decreases tension. It’s so easy isn’t it? This is an exercise that every good singer must master. Anytime your having a bad vocal day, you can’t get a high note, you wanna sing like a pop star, then this is what you do.

I know it is going to seem ridiculous at first, and it is going to sound extremely wierd and annoying, but for those who keep practicing the exercise will see the benefit. Don’t you want to be one of those people who get their vocal breakthroughs? Then keep it up. This is a million dollar secret given away to you free of charge!!!

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Jan 16

The secret of Vocal Fry

This exercise called the vocal fry is probably one of the top vocal exercises on the planet, no joke. This exercise revolutionized my singing forever. It did a number of things: it allowed me to sing high-good, stop vocal tension, increase range, sing with a rockstar tone like axel rose from guns n roses, and much more. This exercise is even therapeutic for you voice on bad vocal days.

If you don’t know what the vocal fry is, then you need to go to my singing techniques page and learn it!

The vocal fry is a phenomenal exercise, first of all, because it destroys vocal tension faster than any known method. To recap, vocal tension is caused by the engagement of the swallowing muscles or outer larynx muscles while producing a tone. When one initiates the vocal fry sound, one effectively may cut out the production of these muscles, aka the digrastic muscles! With practice one will feel how the voice will float freely and one’s throat will stop moving and causing problems.

In Opera singing, this is called the edge-but for everything else we call it vocal fry. The goal is to be able to practice the vocal fry, day in and day out, until one may do the sound on any note in one’s range; moreover, produce the sound constantly while going from the bottom of one’s range to the top of one’s range.

The science behind this exercise is that when the vocal fry is produced, the vocal chords are just beginning to vibrate, but not totally. This action strengthens one vocal folds to vibrate without the assistance of the swallowing muscles. It is just beautiful.

The rewards are tremendous for this exercise. Any great singer is capable of doing this sound on any note in his or her range. So learn the exercise and practice on the singing lessons page.

If you have any questions, contact me personally at wovuween147@live.com for free help.

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Jan 16

The Secret of a smooth vibrato

Greetings Singers,

In this article we are going to go into the secrets of how to have a smooth vibrato and how to easily achieve this. Basically a singer must start from the basics, slowly build up, try different speeds without tension, and fine tune for different styles.

First, a singer must start with the basics of vibrato. Vibrato is essentially produced by modulations in the larnyx; however, this is not the only way. To really get in tune with these modulations a singer should start very, very slowly. Start with an ughh sound and mimick the sound of a car that is struggling to start.

Do this until you fell you can control the sound. For beginners, you should do this for a week until you feel it is stupid easy to accomplish, thats when you know that you may move on. For more advanced singers-if you ever feel you are lacking on your vibrato, go back to the basics and work back up.

Second, you should now time yourself. Look at a watch or a digital timer and make vibrato that modulates about three waves per second. So it would sound like 123 123 123 or ughh ughh ughh   ughh ughh ughh. Do this until you have full control and it feels stupid easy. After that you may move up to 4 waves per second and 5  and 6. But each stage must be done until it is stupid easy.

You will not want to cheat yourself and skip to 6 before you master 4 because it will sound ugly and uncontrolled. Stick with the exercise and do it faithfully, you will sound SOOOOOO sweet.

Here is a secret tip for all of my faithful readers. Do the above exercise on lip bubbles or tongue rolls and you will develop ten times as fast..without the tension or strain!! You may go to the singing lessons page to check out the lessons I will have for you there dealing with vibrato.

After you have gone through this phase(which may take you a month at least) you may now focus on the stylelistic provisions of vibrato. For example, rock singers like Steve Perry of Journey have a moderate speed vibrato at about four to five waves per second and the waves are a little bit larger. R&B singers like Brian Mcknight have a faster vibrato at about five to seven.

OK singers, from now on I want you all to take on a new focus, really listen to your favorite singers on the radio and listen to how their vibratos are intricately produced. Of course, apply the exercises and then imitate. Stay tuned for more updates on vibrato techniques.

Long Live Amazing Singing

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Jan 16

Singing Tips

Need a litttle extra edge for your alto,tenor, or soprano part? Or do you need a more powerful solid sound on those high notes? Whatever your case may be select the appropriate remedy from the amazing list of articles below. Long live singing.

Get the right information, do the right practice, and be a great singerWhat Every Body ought to Know about a Strong Voice

Here is a Method that is Helping singers to Sing High

Build a vocal range that you can be Proud of

The secret of a smooth vibrato

How to sing with a softer voice and sound good

No tension produces a blissful sound

No tension produces a blissful sound

who else wants mariah carey range?

Check out this page of singing techniques to perk up your singing abilities. First is the lip bubbles. It is the exercise that makes you feel like a horse while singing at the same time. This exercise has been proven to decrease the tension in your voice, build your range, and improve your tone quality. While doing this exercise there are key points that you must abide by so as to bring the most out of this exercise. You must have an ugghh sound underneath the lip bubbles. This will teach you easily how to sing good while keeping your larynx down and other swallowing muscles inactive. This exercise is loved by almost anyone who tries it after they see the results it brings.
Another singing tip is to sing easily. Pretend like you are in falsetto when you sing but sing with more depth and volume. Your larnyx should be low. This will enable you to stay connected higher in your range. Another singing tip is to make the elmer fudd sound. Its a very grawgy sound like when you first wake up in the morning. When you get good at this sound you will be able to  go to the highest note in your range to the lowest note in your range making this weird sound. It is really good. Another singing tip is that when you are hoarse or you can’t seem to reach that high note, do the elmer fudd sound and you will get it.
What you must know about the elmer fudd sound is that when you make that sound, your vocal cords are just beginning to vibrate; therefore, when you make that sound it is your real voice and not falsetto. Moreover, you can do this sound very high and thus unlock those high notes that you have always had but didn’t know how to use.
Another singing tip is to give your voice time to develop. Don’t give up and do it patiently, you will sing higher. You will sound good, you just have to keep the passion and the drive.
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Jan 16

Add range and destroy straining with Reverse Phonation

Reverse Phonation is one of the most underrated exercises that I know of; however, I wouldn’t be caught dead not practicing this baby. When I first started to do this exercise, I must say, it was quite weird and I often wondered if this would help me in singing and how? Well I was not the first person who discovered reverse phonation and I later found out that it had been in use for over half a century! Reverse phonation is going to:
  • easily extend range
  • drastically reduce throat and vocal tension
  • strengthen the whistle register
  • therapy for damaged vocal chords
I mean, I love this exercise for the above reasons and a whole lot more. However, don’t over do the exercise when you first begin, you will feel how uncomfortable it is and possibly damaging. Therefore, as you do the exercise, keep it easy, and always light. This will enable your nervous system to get an idea of how it feels to sing high, light, easy, and without tension.
If you are doing this exercise with tension then you are definitely using too much air with the exercise. Use less air and take the exercise easy for its true benefits. This exercise promotes ventricular relaxation       around the vocal folds and causes the vocal folds to adduct. In other words this exercise allows you to access your entire range, EASILY!!! Hello, does it get any better than this.
You can always count on your reverse phonation register to be there. If you’re having trouble, a bad vocal day, dry voice, or just need to warm up, start out with your reverse phonation exercises and feel the reward of smart singing!!
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Jan 16

New exercises to help build vocal range

Range, do you have enough and are you content with yours? Mostly every amateur singer will say no to this question only wishing to find some magic formula to get the range he or she desires and hit the high notes he or she has always dreamed of. Here at singing high, we specialize in areas of singing like adding range, and building a stronger range. Right now you will learn why some people feel shorted or range, how to get more, and how to build it strongly.

First up is why people feel shorted. Many singers express concerns that they haven’t been born with the range that some singers have, which their jealous of, and never end up becoming anything significant of a singer. The truth is some people have been born with more range than others; but, most people have the ability to sing high, well! What? So, how come I can’t do it, you may say. I would like to inform you that if you practice diligently, practice the right stuff, and most importantly stop doubting, you too will develop range that will fascinate even yourself.

How to build range? Range will easily be built by doing the correct exercises over time. You see the fact of the matter is you have range already, you just don’t know how to do it properly.  That’s where the exercises come in. These exercises are designed to help you discover your range, and how to use it. From the first instance of doing these exercises, you may sing way higher than you ever did in your life. I guarantee you will notice how much easier it is to sing, so lets talk about which exercises.

The first exercies is the tongue-chin exercise. Why is it called that? It is because during the exercise you tongue must touch your chin, or as close as possible without feeling hurt, and then singing a scale. Check out the example exercises on this site to get a better idea of how it sounds. Now this exercise isn’t intended to sound pretty, infact, the uglier and nastier you sing it in tone quality, the better effect it has on your voice.

The next exercise for great range is the shhh exercise. The shh exercise is performed just as it sounds. say shhh while singing so it sounds like a soft buzzing bee. Now sing all the way up and all the way down and walla, you have the range you’ve always wanted. While doing these exercises please remember the ground rules: no pushing, and no straining. If you have to strain to get a note, then you’re doing it wrong. You must experiment with the ground rules in mind, the exercises given, and find a balance so you don’t strain. You will do it and you will sound good eventually.

So now you have a heads up on singing high and great. Don’t give up on your journey

Amazing Singing Team

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Jan 16

Know how your vocal Chords work and Stop making the same mistakes

Are you frustrated with how your singing tone is, or do you just want to sing better, higher, and more faster? Well, the immediate answer is to understand how your vocal chords operate. This is crucial because it will stop you from doing malicious singing habits that will inevitably HURT YOUR VOICE!!! so read this article.

Truth 1

Your vocal chords are made of soft tissue, and not muscle. This means that they are fragile and any
Did you know they looked like that?

Did you know they looked like that?

malicious singing habits(which means if there is tension while you sing) will damage the substance of your chords. That’s why straining, shouting, and tension are bad for your chords; they put undo pressure on them that the vocal chords were not meant to withstand!

Truth 2

The inner muscles of the larynx control the closure of your chords; therefore, to sing effectively one must strengthen and use these muscles ONLY when singing. Most often people who sing with tension utilize the OUTER muscles of the larynx, also known as the swallowing muscles. So if your throat is moving up and down while you sing, you know you have this problem. Also, it just rarely sounds as good, if at all, as someone who has no throat movement!

Truth 3

Air pressure causes your vocal chords to open. Then, your inner larynx muscles cause them to close. This cycle happens over and over, thousands of times per second. You must notice that your inner larynx muscles must be very efficient to handle this air pressure; moreover, there are specific exercises for this. I’ll show them to in just a bit.
but first…

Truth 4

As you ascend in your range your vocal chords come to a point where they must make an adjustment to sing
your vocal chords shorten, or zip up, just like this

your vocal chords shorten, or zip up, just like this

higher. This is where most people crack and sound horrible. What is happening is your vocal chords must zip up, shorten in length, and form a new coordination. This really means a higher note!! To do this one must not use to little or too much air, or, tension and breaking glass will be a result! For your vocal chords to make this adjustment they need LESS AIR!!!! So people who try to push and shout there way to sing high will NEVER GET IT! There are great exercises that make this process 100% faster and easier.

As I promised you may go to my singing techniques page and have fun with all of them, free!
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