Singing Exercises To Improve Range

In this video lesson you will learn some singing exercises to improve range fast.

You May Find It A Little Strange!

The singing exercise is a little bit strange as you will see in the video.

Basically it requires you to put your thumb under your jaw and use the sound "MMM" to go up in your range. The other crucial part of the exercise is to "think" that you're singing down into the note.

That sounds a little funny, but the video demonstrates this very well.

Why Does This Work So Well?

The reason this works is twofold.

When you have your thumb under your jaw you can feel if your swallowing muscles are getting tight, or staying relaxed. One of the most important things you can do for your singing is learn how to sing with your swallowing muscles nice and relaxed.

So if you are doing the exercise and you feel them tighten up, just play around with it and see if you can relax them and still get the note. The more you practice this the easier it will get. On top of that, your voice will start sounding much better as these swallowing muscles are one of the things that blocks your natural tone. Free them up and more of your voice will come through.

The second thing that helps this exercise is this idea of "singing down into the note". See, normally when you're going for your high notes, you will almost try and sing up to it. This is almost certainly going to set off your swallowing muscles, which puts everything out of place. The result is your high notes will be extremely hard to hit.

But when you are deliberately singing "down into the note", you won't feel the need to "reach" for the note. Because of this it's much easier to keep your swallowing muscles relaxed, and hitting the note is much more effortless.

It's a mental tweak and sounds a little tricky when you hear the idea for the first time. But watch the video and practice it and you'll get it. You'll know when you've got it because singing high notes will become much, much easier!

Practice These Singing Exercises To Improve Range

Practice makes perfect and it is certainly the case when looking to extend your range.

In singing, you will usually have a middle range where things are fairly easy. However if you want to get into the higher parts of your range, everything must be much more balanced. This is where these singing exercises to improve range come into play.

But with a little practice you will definitely get there. So practice the exercise in the video above and enjoy the advances you make. Also, if you want to take things much further with your voice, click here and take our premium video series from "coach to the stars" Roger Burnley.

In it you will discover a singing voice within you that you never realized you had. It's a very enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

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.

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