Learn How To Sing Better For Girls And Increase Your Range

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In today’s post i want to focus on the topic – how to sing better for girls. I have previously written a post that talked about how to sing better for guys, but today it’s the girls turn. If you find you have a limited vocal range, and you struggle to hit those high notes, then this could be the article for you.

Even though male and female voices do differ, both sexes suffer from the same fundamental vocal issues, and they both have to learn how to mix the voice correctly in order to achieve a consistent vocal line.

Lets get started then……

How To Sing Better For Girls – The Main Issue

Ihow to sing better for girls image 1n the article I wrote for the guys, the main issue that male singers have is “driving” the voice.

You can think of this as taking the lower notes up into the middle and upper registers of the voice, instead of letting resonance take over and letting the voice coordinate on its own.

Modern female singers who sing mainly in the lower range will tend to drive the voice like males do, while higher female singers can bring too much upper register down into the middle and lower registers of the voice.

Bringing too much upper register down into the middle and lower registers generally tends to make the lower notes sound weak, and can then result in the tendency to drive the lower notes to make them sound bigger.

Sopranos who don’t have a very strong lower register will tend to bring to much upper down into the middle of their voice.

Modern pop/rock/R&B/Gospel singers though, will generally struggle to sing above a D5 due to the fact that they are driving the voice just like male singers do.

Modern female singers have very limited ranges due to the fact that they have never properly developed their top notes. You can hear many female singers move into a “falsetto” like sound as they get up around D5 and above.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, all singers have to learn how to coordinate the voice as they shift between registers.

The same “bottleneck” (from C4 to C5 on a piano), plagues all singers no matter the gender or voice type. In other words, this is a universal problem that all singers need to master.

So, how do we learn to navigate this treacherous group of 8 notes that can cause so many problems.

How To Sing Better For Girls – The Answer

How to sing better for girls image 2As I mentioned in numerous other posts, there is really only one way to really solve this issue – supporting properly.

You can read How to improve your voice by using support by clicking on the link

Supporting properly closes the vocal cords by reflex action, freeing up the larynx to make the necessary adjustments to the vocal cords to create the pitch.

If you support properly, you should be free from any interference by the swallowing muscles and any other muscles that should not be involved in singing.

Supporting correctly also allows the resonance chambers to reinforce the pitches, giving you more than enough vocal power and tone without having to “manufacture” the sound to make it bigger.

If you sing this way, you should be able to sing consistently from the bottom to the top of your range, without any cracks, breaks or slipping into a “falsetto” style sound as you sing higher.

You should also be able to access your head voice and increase your range.

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How To Sing Better For Girls – Summary

In this article I wanted to explore the topic of how to sing better for girls. The interesting thing is that the issues are the same, no matter to the voice type or gender, and the solution is the same as well.

You could gain the answer to the problem whether you read the guys article or the girls article.

I hope you have found this article informative and you know have a little more knowledge that you can apply to your singing.

I wish you success in all your singing endeavors.

Andy Barnes

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5 Comments

  • Raffi

    Reply Reply June 23, 2016

    Hi Andy,

    How do we know whether the cause of “driving the voice” but using swallowing muscles is due to lack of support, or, the support is good but the singer has reached the maximum level of their range and is trying too hard to push for higher notes, such as a baritone trying to hit a tenor note?

  • Majia

    Reply Reply October 25, 2016

    What if we get lots of voice cracks…?

    • Andy Barnes

      Reply Reply November 4, 2016

      Voice cracking is a sign of the voice not coordinating properly between registers. When you sing with proper support and learn to coordinate the voice properly, these will disappear.

  • Birgit

    Reply Reply November 7, 2016

    Hi Andy!

    I would like to see more videos – your explanations are quite detailed-but to watch a video or listening to a recording would be helpful.
    You know what I mean??

    Thanks!

    • Andy Barnes

      Reply Reply November 7, 2016

      Hi Birgit,

      I know what you mean and I do have videos in my online course. I will look to see if there any suitable videos I can add to the post.

      Regards,
      Andy Barnes

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