The best way to expand your vocal range is to effectively blend your chest voice and head voice. The best way to start is to practice some sirens, and try to minimize the break by keeping your larynx low. You can also learn about releasing jaw tension, keeping your vocal cords adducted, and proper breath support in this video.
Take a breath of air. A nice long breath. Now take a breath and hum on the exhale, feeling your vocal cords vibrate and resist the air leaving you. This mysterious process of engaging your vocal cords is the secret to effortlessly controlling your singing voice. Most singers who run out of breath do not actively engage their vocal cords, and their air escapes without the proper resistance from the vocal cords.
My hope for you is that you will focus on your breath for a while as you sing. See how little you can use. The pathway to a breakthrough with your singing is a journey towards less and less air moving across your vocal cords. Your ability to effectively engage your vocal cords and hold air back will allow you to do great things with your singing!
NBC’s “The Voice” has proven to be the show where the best singers actually win! (Sorry American Idol). Jermaine Paul’s final performance of “I Can Fly” by R. Kelly is one of the most amazing and well produced performances you will see on television this year. He has a most rare and impressive combination of [...]