Hello, dear readers! Are you ready to take your vocal skills to new heights? Today, I'll be sharing some simple yet effective tips on how to sing those high notes and low notes with confidence and ease.
Believe it or not, during my 16 years in choir, I sang everything from 1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano, 1st Alto, 2nd Alto, to 1st Tenor ~ based on the whims of different choir directors.
The highest note I have sung in a live performance, back in the day, was an E6* (above high C6) and I believe that the lowest note that I have sung in a live performance was a A3. And, just so you know, I have sung up to a D7 at home.
According to my Mom, I started singing at age 2 (there is proof on cassette tape). She says that I loved to go up to perfect strangers and sing to them! I have always loved music.
So, I've learned a few things in my 50 years of singing, 34 years of researching top methods, and 26 years of holistic voice coaching that I would like to share with you.
* Now that I am post-menopausal and have less estrogen, my range has lowered and my highest note is a Bb5 ~ which is pretty good for my age.
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by Karen. Lyu
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Karen Lyu (she/her) is a Holistic Voice Coach + Eclectic Jazz Singer/Songwriter/Actor who has taught over 1,000 students from 13 countries to transform their voices, since 1997. She is an eHow.com YouTube voice expert who has earned IMIA, CCHI, TNAOC, TESOL, and New Science of Singing certifications. In Minneapolis, MN, she was the Voice Department Head and the Executive Director of the legendary West Bank School of Music. Due to her love of jazz, she earned a BSS in Jazz Studies, Vocal Performance from Cornell College. Currently, she is Co-Chair of the Voice and Speech Teachers Association (VASTA) BizCore Committee, and a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Her new mission is to train creative amateur singers to become passionate pro performers who sing on pitch! Karen’s honors include a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a $10,000+ arts patron sponsorship, a MusiCares grant, being Executive Director of West Bank School of Music, and being a judge for Hmong Idol USA. Karen has sung in over 40 musical styles and dozen languages with 13 bands, since 1993. Karen has ADHD and mental illness, which makes her a more compassionate and innovative vocal coach. She is a huge tech nerd with 15 years of experience voice coaching online. Karen has lived in South Korea, CA, TX, MN, IA, TN, Chicago, IL ~ now Atlanta, GA. Karen also enjoys food, travel, yoga, animals, and the arts.