I’m going to be totally real with you.
There’s only ONE way to guarantee you’ll be able to sing better high notes.
Take some formal vocal training.
Yes, vocal coaches are expensive. But taking an online singing course doesn’t have to be. And some of the courses are just like having a private vocal coach.
Consider it if you’re serious about improving your vocal range and hitting those high notes.
The Sure Fire Way To Improve Your High Notes
Before you begin exercises to help you sing high notes easily, you need to understand what your chest voice and your head voice are.
A proper balance of the two creates a high pitched note in your vocal chords.
Your chest voice is essentially the voice created from your chest and till your vocal chords.
The head voice would be the voice you can hear if you compress the chest and try to create a voice between your vocal chords and mouth.
Why Does That Matter?
You will begin to understand these better when you begin singing, but for now you should know that you sing your higher notes from your chest voice.
The best way to practice singing high notes is to sing Staccato scales.
Staccato is singing set of disconnected notes broken down into each note being sung separately, almost like singing “Do Re Mi…” short and fast.
If the notes are sung in a long and continuous manner, it is called a Legato.
What to Practice
Practice Staccato by singing short notes like “Ti Ti Ti…” up and down whatever scale you prefer.
You will be achieve to achieve the notes you are aiming for much easily if you practice this exercise.
Once you’ve got that down then slowly transition to singing legato notes.
Why Should I Do That?
This will help you to understand your chest voice which is very important since you create most of the high pitched notes from your chest voice.
Your head voice is much deeper allowing you to create bass or harmonic section in the lower notes.
Things To Look Out For
Sometimes you may find yourself choking or becoming shrill when you try to touch the highest notes in a song.
This is when you are doing it in the wrong way. You should not compress your vocal chords. Instead you should be compressing your chest and letting in very little air through your vocal chords.
Now, some people relate to a high note being in Falsetto, but that is again a different way of singing.
While singing higher notes should not crack your voice, many beginner singers often try and strain their voice to the point that it does crack.
Practice the exercise above at least an hour daily. You will get the hang of it very easily and singing high notes will not seem as difficult.
If you want to learn more about singing in your head voice read this.