Two Steps To Improve Singing Voice...

2 Steps To Improve Singing Voice

What you will learn....

  1. How to increase your singing range (learn to sing in a mixed and head voice).
  2. How to improve your tone using larynx control.

Step 1 to improve singing voice

99% of singers have extra range that they could be using (if they knew how). You see, most singers believe that the range you are born with, is the range you have. Through poor teaching methods, singers may work for years on their singing range, yet only being able to add a few notes.

In fact, sometimes singers actually lose range as they study! This is because the technique they are learning is causing strain and limiting their ability to sing high notes.

Improve singing voice – Speech Level Singing

The speech level singing method is by far the best range-increasing singing technique.

This is because the exercises target very specific muscles inside your larynx (or voice box) - the correct muscles for singing. When you begin to sing high into your range, the vocal chords learn how to "zip up", actually shortening the length of the vocal chords...

This means that less of the vocal chords are free to vibrate as you sing. Because there is less chord vibrating, it's easier for your vocal chords to vibrate faster... which means you can sing much higher notes!

There are technical names for when your vocal chords form these shortened coordination's...

  • When your chords are vibrating across their full length, you are singing in chest voice.
  • When you sing a little higher into your range, your chords "zip up" and you begin singing in either a head voice or a mixed voice.

Learning to sing in your mixed voice and head voice is really the key to developing a impressive, wide singing range. It's the only way of singing high notes with ease, clarity, and sweet vocal tone.


Ahh the dreaded break! You have probably heard of it, or experienced it...When you sing, getting higher and higher, and then all of a sudden... your voice can take no more! It sounds like your voice loses all it's power and tone... it doesn't sound the best!

What has actually happened here is your voice has broken into falsetto. Falsetto happens when your vocal chords are unable to hold together. The chords burst open resulting in a light, fluffy sound.

Now, falsetto does have it's uses. In styles like RnB and pop, it can be used quite effectively to add style and interest to a song. But in most cases...

... We need to avoid the dreaded break at all cost!

Here’s a secret to improve singing voice…

Singers that can sing through their break are able to add many notes to their range... In some cases a singer can add more than an octave to their range!

These singers have another name for the dreaded break... The call it a passage way. They know that when they hit this point in their voice, they need to make a vocal chord adjustment. Their chords "zip up" and they continue singing higher, through the passage and into their mixed and head voice.

For this adjustment to be made you must...

1. Regulate airflow, so the correct air pressure is applied to the vocal chords.

2. Train the correct muscles, the inner muscles of the larynx. Once these muscles are strengthened they will automatically "zip up" as you sing higher.

Now, don't feel intimidated! I know this sounds complicated...

Actually, it's just a matter of practicing the right exercises! That's why I feel that the speech level singing method is the best way of learning singing. The exercises are designed specifically to get you singing in your mixed and head registers, with wonderful tone.

You can access exercises that are based on this process (with a slight twist that makes them even more effective) by clicking the blue link below.

Click here to access these highly effective vocal lessons.

These exercises are extremely effective at training and improve singing voice to adjust to hit high notes easily. Practice these exercises at 15 minutes a day for a week, and you'll be hitting notes that you can't imagine!

Now…’s onto step two to improve singing voice….

Step Two to Improve singing voice... Developing tone that literally melts in your mouth.

Related Articles

Return To Become A Singing Master Home

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. 

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.

Hot Topics

Tone secrets

Warm up exercises

Tips for instant improvements

Vibrato made easy

Freeing your voice

Vocal range secrets

Vocal registers explained

Developing POWER!

Tips for beginners