How To Sing A High Note – Head Voice – Chest Voice – Mixed Voice – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

How To Sing A High Note – Head Voice – Chest Voice – Mixed Voice – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

What makes “High Notes” High?

Is it a ladder we climb, step by step on our way to Mount Everest to get to that “one more” elusive note?

I am going to suggests something to you that may sound crazy, but it’s true.

In many sports (and singing is like a sport), it’s not how we are able to “muscle” our way to the top.

Let’s take golfing for example:

You have the little guy who is able to hit a golf ball 200 yards father than the big muscle guy who tries to kill it with his club.

The little guy makes it look so effortless.

In soccer, Lionel Messe is only 5′ 7″, and yet he is able to kick farther and often times run faster than players who have a whole foot of height on him.

This has to do with the “snap” or “spring” of his step and kick. This is true for the golfer and even the runner as well.

So it is true with the voice. It’s not that we “power ” or muscle our way to high notes. It’s that we understand how to leverage our technique like the wrestler who is able use his leverage to take down someone 100 pounds greater than he.

Once we understand that our voice is a muscle, and it works in a similar way, we can use our technique and leverage of other parts of the body, like diaphragmatic support, correct vowel modifications and release valves (relaxation responses) to help us achieve our ultimate goal.

I hope you enjoy and benefit from my life’s experiences as the “vocal athlete” who has seen first hand what it takes to accomplish this.

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40 thoughts on “How To Sing A High Note – Head Voice – Chest Voice – Mixed Voice – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy”

  1. Soldier Breakneck

    And one more little question) What do you think about Udo Dirkschneider from UDO and Accept in the past? is it possible to learn to sing like him or it is only his voice specification?

  2. Stefan Salvatore

    very interesting video 🙂 thank you for sharing, I have a question for you 🙂 I was wondering if you could make a video about crescendo(increasing volume) and diminuendo (decreasing volume) of notes above the first bridge such as notes like E4 to C5 with you demonstrating, I always get confused about the difference between mixed voice and belting so I was wondering if you can do a video on this topic with demonstration 🙂 Thank you in advance and sorry for poor english

  3. The last 60 seconds was worthwhile. Sing the high note in falsetto and gradually connect more over time.

  4. I actually learned how to do high notes before being able to properly control lower registers. Now I’m happy with the control I have over my whole range, but the high notes definitely were where I had my eureka moment first

  5. TKS im brazilian and watching your videos since 2014, congrats man. Best videos in Youtube with tricks and steps for best performance in vocals. Tks Man, your best teacher!

  6. You lived in Argentina, Ken? I didn’t know that. Do you ever come anymore? It’d be interesting to have a KTVA seminar down here 🙂

  7. That is so true Ken, I hit it good some days and others not so, why is that? is it normal ha ha!! Like yourself my natural register or comfort zone is baritone although I have falsetto. Need to work at it more I guess, will check out your course for sure.

  8. Your videos have changed the way I sing praise songs from the stage.
    So many details and techniques in singing.

    Thank you for taking the time to upload these.

  9. You are a humble and amazing person! It shows in your face and your smile that you have a beautiful soul. Thank you so much for your lessons. <3

  10. your tips on how to sing (female category) have helped me so much the last time I performed ♥ keep it up!

  11. Marcelo Paulino

    likeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee salveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee valeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu amigo lindo vídeo amigo.abraço.boa noite tmj sempre valeu

  12. There is no coach better than Ken Tamplin. Been on the course 2 and a half years now. Still feel as enthusiastic today as I did when I started. Thanks again Ken.
    All the best.

  13. Should a 15 year old worry about there vocal type? because my range is f2-g4 (sometimes a4) does that make me a baritone or a tenor? im pretty new to singing btw

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