Four NOOB Mistakes You’re Making When You Sing High Notes



If you're making these four NOOB vocal mistakes, you're about to find out that there is a much easier and more effective way to sing.

One that gives you an insane amount of vocal range.

A crazy amount of power.

Effortless freedom.

You'll start getting reviews and comments about your singing like this;

Truth be told, I actually used to make EVERY single one of these mistakes myself.

I strained and struggled, had no high range, I went hoarse at the drop of a hat; and I messed up recording sessions, auditions, rehearsals and live shows time and time again due to these four simple NOOB mistakes.

So let's talk vocal faux pas and get you back on track to becoming the singer that you KNOW you really deserve to be.




It might sound fancy to call these four mistakes a "Faux Pas" - but that's what they really are; embarrassing mistakes that you really don't have to make, but you're making anyway.

The first is Pushing Chest Voice.

I get it, from where you sit right now, chest voice simply "sounds better" than head voice, so of COURSE you'd want it to go as high as possible, right?

The truth is, your voice isn't so black and white as just being separated into "Chest Voice" and "Head Voice" - in reality, there's a sliding scale of gradients within your registers that allows you to connect chest and head voice into one long, fluid, powerful note from your lowest pitch to your highest.

This is sometimes called Mixed Voice - and I'm about to simply SHOW you how to do it yourself.


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The second mistake you're making is singing SPEECH sounds instead of forming your vowels properly.

For me personally, this one was huge - learning the difference between a correctly sung pharyngeal vowel and my 'speaking voice' vowels.

If you've ever heard the term Open Throat Technique before, it actually means to sing "open" vowels raised up into the pharynx rather than speech sounds - and his little to do with the 'throat' that is located in your neck the way you probably think it does.

The #1 most important thing you will EVER learn about singing is how to sing your vowels correctly - in particular shaping the tongue correctly and effectively modifying your resonant space to bring out the strongest overtone within your vowel; sometimes known simply as Vowel Modification.

And I'm about to share it with you - completely free.

Seriously, other voice teachers will charge you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars just for a small taste of this "insider" training and pro technique; but I'm handing it to you like a gift.

In fact, it IS a gift.

I want you to be a better singer; and the only way to really sing better is to start with ALL the information upfront, not dribs and drabs of info dragged out over months or even years of expensive lessons.

Here's the most important thing you will ever learn as a singer - oh yeah, there's also a super embarrassing "Before and After" of my own voice you'll get a kick out of.

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The third mistake that you're making (and it's one that totally held ME back as a singer too) is trying to sound like your favourite singers.

I know, I know - that's the whole reason for learning how to sing, right? You want to sound like your favourite singer.

Singing like them is one thing, but trying to make your instrument sound like their instrument is a surefire way to suffer a slow and painful vocal death, so to speak. 

Sure, take influence and inspiration from your favourite singers - but remember, you have a unique instrument that you need to get to know, and need to use in a natural way; the reason you LOVE these singers in the first place is because they sound so unique, right? 

Develop your own voice and you'll become a much more spectacular singer than if you're trying to force your Ferrari to drive like a Lambourgini. Both great cars, but ultimately different beasts, just like our voices.




The fourth, and most deadly mistake is trying to use advanced and complicated techniques to patch up your lack of fundamentals.

I'm serious, you need a great foundation before you can build a house.

Every single one of those advanced, complicated, "next level" techniques like compression, vowel modification, cry, edge, modes, laryngeal tilt blah blah blah - relate directly to just one of these powerful Four Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract (Vowel Modification, Yawning, Raising the soft palate etc)
  • Forward Placement (Edge, Twang, Brightness, Masque)
  • "All In One Flow" (Compression, diaphragmatic breathing, support)
  • Mixed Voice (Cry, connecting chest and head, sirens, classroom voice)

As you can see, every single one of those terms, concepts and techniques falls under the banner of one of The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

Ergo, if you want to become a better singer, focus solely on improving your fundamentals.

I believe in this simple but mega effective approach so much that I'm just going to SHOW YOU how to sing with The Four Vocal Fundamentals right now in this next video;

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  1. Hello Kegan,

    Nice write up on Baritone singing exercises. This is really a big help especially to those inspiring to be a singer or to those who just wanted to develop their voice and be able to sing.
    I never had known that there is a way for one to develop their voice. My husband loves to sing and he keeps on teaching me however, he does not have patience. I am really glad that i was able to read your article.

    I enjoyed your videos.

    Thanks for this!

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