I’m not comfortable singing in my upper range and have no formal training. How can I learn to belt higher notes?

To learn how to belt higher notes, follow these steps:

  1. Start with the basics: Focus on building a solid foundation of support and technique. Check out Singing Carrots’ articles on “Breathing Basics” and “Breath Support” to learn proper breathing and voice support techniques.
  2. Strengthen your voice and extend your range: Practice basic scales and exercises to help build your vocal range and strength. The “Farinelli Breathing Exercise” and “Three Minute Warm Up” video are two great resources to start with.
  3. Gradually add power and intensity: As you become more comfortable singing in your upper range, begin to experiment with adding more power and intensity to your belting.
  4. Avoid strain and injury: It’s important to avoid straining or pushing your voice too hard, especially when attempting new techniques like belting. Singing Carrots’ article on “Avoiding Constrictions” provides tips on preventing strain and injury when singing.
  5. Be patient and practice consistently: Building your skills as a singer takes time and consistent practice. Be patient with yourself and dedicate time to practice regularly.

For more resources and guidance, visit Singing Carrots’ website and explore their articles, videos, and exercises designed to help you improve your singing skills.