What ever you think your vocal range is, there's always more.
Singing vocal ranges is a very misunderstood topic. In fact, most singing teachers have it plain wrong! And how do I know this? Because I personally increased my range by over an octave, in a very short amount of time.
And this was after studying singing for years! I went through four vocal teachers, none who knew how to increase my range. Actually, their message was more like "you don't have the ability to sing any higher".
"This is the range you were born with"...... But I didn't believe them.
After finding and using the right instruction, my range increased dramatically, and your's can too...
I see it all the time. Singers pushing their neck's forwards, poking their chin's out. Reaching.... and hoping for that note to come out. And it does.... but by the time it reaches my ears it's been destroyed! Every last bit of sound quality has disappeared from the voice.
Another unfortunate thing. This technique will burn out a voice, in a matter of minutes, leaving it hoarse and useless!
The problem with this belting technique, is it encourages the wrong muscles to become part of the singing process. Because there is too much air being forced through the vocal chords, your swallowing muscles 'jump in' to try and help out.
But unfortunately they do more harm than good. They prevent the correct singing muscles, the inner muscles of the larynx, to function correctly.
To increase your singing vocal range, all you need to do is discover a new muscle coordination. This new muscle coordination will allow you to sing in a range beyond your wildest dreams. And you will not have to strain for your high notes! Your highest note will actually be as easy as speaking it. Here's why...
When you sing correctly, and move up into your higher range... you use less air, not more. This is an important key to LARGE singing vocal ranges.
It allows your vocal chords to form a new muscle coordination... a shortened vocal chord. With good technique, your vocal chords will learn how to 'zip up' as you sing higher. Yes.... just like zipping up a sweater!
As you continue to zip up your chords, there is less chord free to vibrate (it's the vibration that creates the sound). As a smaller part of the chords are vibrating, it takes less air to move the chords faster....
...... And a faster vibration means a higher note!
There is a method of teaching, the speech level singing method, that is the most effective way to increase your singing vocal range. Remember how I spoke of my dramatic range increase earlier? This is how I did it...
Speech level singing uses many special (but very simple) exercises that teach your vocal cords how to 'zip up'. As your chords get more and more efficient, you begin to see how easy it is to sing higher and higher. It's actually not uncommon for a speech level singing student to increase their range by an octave in the very first lesson!
The exercises are so effective that many people find their upper range immediately. And as you go through the process, your range gets larger, stronger, and the tone quality improves. This is the key to LARGE singing vocal ranges.