The Better Way To Sing Falsetto

In this video I'll show you how to sing falsetto better so you can get those beautiful airy notes, but in a safe way that won't hurt your voice. 

Having a "falsetto" type quality in your singing toolkit is really worthwhile as it will add a lot more dimension to your singing. 

So first watch this video for a demonstration, and then read on below…

So as you can see in this video I really focussed on being able to "release" into your higher notes. 

If you watch the exercise I do in the video at around the 1:00 minute mark you can hear how I have a little gap in between the notes, which helps my vocal chords adjust for the higher note. 

This really helps when you're practicing because it stops you from "pushing" to get the higher notes. 

It's when you push and strain for those higher notes which puts your voice box out of place, which in turn makes your voice break apart. 

So practice the singing exercise in the video and try "releasing" into your higher notes.

You will find it gets easier and easier the more you practise it. 

Also, another tip is to really exaggerate the "A" sound in the exercise. This keeps your voice from falling back in your throat, and keeps the placement of your sound correct. 

Now the beauty is that as you practice this you will get to the point where the new coordinations take over and you will no longer need to "release" into your higher notes or sing with an exaggerated sound. 

These things are just "crutches" that will help you get it right in the beginning as the new coordinations are being programmed into your voice. 

A Word On Falsetto

Now, let me point out the the main thing I am looking to do is get singers to sing in their higher range in a way that is safe. So you won't get any problems from "forcing" your voice too much over the long term. 

Falsetto from a technical point of view is when you are singing with your vocal chords slightly apart, which is why you get that very "airy" sound. 

My belief on this (and from what I've seen teaching thousands of singers over 20+ years) is that over the long term singing in falsetto can have a wearing effect on your vocal chords. 

This is the reason I train my singers to sing with their vocal chords being connected in their upper range. 

It's very possible to have a slight connection while still getting a beautiful "airy" quality very similar to falsetto. 

Only this way, you have more tonal options and you can do it for hours on end without your vocal chords fatiguing. 

This is how to sing falsetto better. 

If you'd like more training like this, be sure to check out my free video series where I go into many of the most important aspects of singing. By the end you will have improved your tone, your vocal range, and overall ability to sing any song. 

Click here to check out the video series.  

About The Author

Roger Burnley - Vocal CoachRoger Burnley - Vocal Coach

Roger Burnley is a vocal coach located in Hollywood, California. He has been teaching the voice for over 30 years and singing for even longer than that. 

His clients including Grammy Winners, Broadway Performers, Movie Stars, Rock stars, Finalists on The Voice and American Idol, and many thousands of singers ranging from beginner to professional level.  

Notable past and present clients include Macy Gray, Brandy, Ray J, The Beastie Boys, James Torme, Taylor Lautner, Nona Gaye, and many more. 

His clients have collectively sold more than 30 million albums, with several reaching Platinum and Gold status. 

Roger has been featured on VH1, TV Guide Channel, TV One,
and MTV appearing as a vocal expert.

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