How to get more vocal range than you can possibly handle [VIDEO]

HOW TO GET MORE VOCAL RANGE THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY HANDLE

 

Wait a minute – it’s possible to get MORE vocal range than you want or need to use?

If you were able to wail high notes like a banshee – wouldn’t you want to use them ALL the time as much as possible?

Well, yes.

And no.

I’ll explain all of that in a moment, but what you’re really here to learn right now is how to build as much vocal range as humanly possible, right?

Maybe even more than you realise is possible – or even want to have.

And I would know from personal experience.

When I first started learning how to sing (I’ll share a “before” video with you in a moment!), my highest comfortable note was about a F3 to G3.

I could push up to a D4 or so maybe once or twice at a rehearsal or show – but my voice would be absolute TOAST afterwards.

And this was even after taking singing lessons for a solid 10 years.

I practiced lip trills, I tried exercises, I had more coaches than I could count on both hands and a few other digits… toes etc.

But I just kept having the same problems. I could “hit” a note… but I couldn’t really “sing” those high notes. Shout, yell, bellow, belt, holler – but not sing.

They were LOUD.

And painful.

My highest comfortable note now after learning the simple trick I’m about to share with you is around an A5 – with a little wiggle room at the top on any given day.

Oh yeah, did I mention I’m naturally a low baritone? My lowest note before starting this whole journey as a singer and now voice teacher, was around an E2, maybe a little lower on some days.

Now it’s a solid B1, even A1 to G1 on some days when I’m really focussed on my low range.

I once sang an understudy piece for a choir on short notice singing ONLY three D2 notes throughout the whole show – for which I was paid nearly $1000…. but that’s a different story.

Suffice to say, this isn’t a ‘voice type’ thing or a ‘natural singer’ type thing.

No.

I absolutely sucked.

AND I’ve got an impressively low voice to begin with.

If you want to check out my natural low range, you’ll dig this cover – Mark Lanegan Vocal Cover [VIDEO]

And while we’re talking LEARNED high range, here’s the latest original with my band Dead Spirit Communion that displays a bunch of high D, E, F and G5’s I now enjoy – Voice Coach Original [VIDEO]

Get the jist?

I’ll be upfront and point out that this obviously didn’t happen over night.

Even my low range used to be pretty sketchy.

But I learned something quite incredible that absolutely NOONE else out there seems to be talking about.

Something that I’ve now realised EVERY great singer from John Fogerty to Aretha to Chris Cornell to Ray Charles to Steve Perry to Layne Staley is/was using to nail high notes time after time like it was in their sleep.

TONAL INTENT.

What? No “The secret is Open Throat technique!” or “The answer is in my course!” or “I’m the greatest singer/coach that ever lived!”.

Nope.

I ain’t one of those guys.

Maybe it’s an Aussie thing, but that sort of self indulgence just doesn’t fly down under.

Tell the truth of piss off.

Be upfront or go home.

And that’s how I roll as a voice teacher, and have been rolling now for over a decade.

Let me show you how Tonal Intent works:

At the end of the video, I mentioned a free vocal plan you can join up to for free and receive all of my training guides, all of my free training videos delivered right to your email.

I’m going to do one better than that by sharing ANOTHER free training video with you that isn’t actually available with my other videos on youtube.

This video is ONLY available here on my website by clicking this link: Big Dreams? You Need a BIG VOICE to match! [VIDEO]

Now, about all that “more range than you can handle!” business.

It’s true.

There is WAY more range available to you than you’ve ever dreamed of.

But it’s not pushed chest voice.

It’s not head voice.

It’s BOTH leveraged together – a little of the TA muscle and a little bit of the CT muscle.

Mixed Voice if you will.

But it’s more than that.

It’s actually a whole approach to singing that applies Tonal Intent, Vowel Modification, Placement, Support and a few other juicy PRACTICAL techniques that really do work like a charm when you learn to apply them.

Again, the “practical” is important here.

Learning how to sing isn’t like building big showoff muscles at the gym.

It’s an expression of finesse, care and control.

You can already wail those same D5’s I’ve become well known for – you just don’t know it yet.

And here’s where the “more than you can handle” comes in.

When I first started learning how to sing, I would have KILLED just to sing those F/G/A3s that I was struggle with so I could sing a few Animals and Doors songs I liked.

And when I started to get those notes I would have KILLED to be able to sing a D4/A4/B4 so I could sing an Alice in Chains song.

And when those notes turned up in my range I would have KILLED to be able to sing a D5/E5/F5 so I could sing a Soundgarden song convincingly.

And now that I’m there…

I realise that the goal posts are forever changing based on your abilities and your perception.

There’s absolutely no WAY that you currently have perspective on singing in the 5th octave with ease, power and confidence when you’re still struggling way down at your first break.

And that’s fine.

But it’s important to understand.

Those limiting beliefs that I had about my voice are the #1 thing that I see holding back singers just like you and me every single day in my teaching studio.

Hell, they held ME back for almost a decade.

TEN YEARS of wasted singing lessons and my highest note was about an E4 – it was pathetic.

But only pathetic because I believed that that was my highest potential – to yell an E4.

Because I had a low voice.

Because I’m aussie.

Because I was about 30 already (at the time)

Because I had blown my voice out about a gadjillion times

Because of this.

Because of that.

Blah Blah Blah.

Does any of that sound familiar?

Let me put this in perspective for you.

I can’t skydive.

I’ve never jumped out of a plane.

I have absolutely NO idea what you’re supposed to do, how you’re meant to go about it, how to pack a chute, how and when and where to pull the chord.

Basically, put me in a plane, open the doors and I’m fucked.

So it’s just a belief that I have that “I can’t skydive”.

But the truth is, there’s technique to be learned, a whole world of expertise to be had, a whole experience to be had.

But I’m not going to go out this weekend and book a skydiving tour, now am I? 

Because I just can’t CURRENTLY do it – and I have no incentive to learn.

And that, my friend, is exactly where you’re at as a singer. There’s a whole wealth of technique and expertise to be had that WILL make you an absolutely insane singer with limitless range you really won’t know what to do with. But currently, you “can’t do it” and really, your incentive to jump head first, both feet first in just isn’t there because you doubt yourself. 

It’s called a self fulfilling prophecy.

Manifestation if you will.

You can’t sing a high note, so, you can’t sing a high note.

You’re not sure how to WORK towards singing high notes, so, you aren’t working towards singing high notes.

*BAM*

There’s the roadblock that has been holding you back as a singer.

And it’s time to change.

Watch this video to have your mind blown wide open about your REAL potential as a singer – Big Dreams? You need a BIG VOICE to match! [VIDEO]

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