Top 10 Singer Quotes About Singing High Notes

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1 Ralf Scheepers: When I scream those high notes, I can feel it very hard in the bones of the head Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

I'm sure he tells the truth... because I know he hits very high notes. - Metal_Treasure

2 James LaBrie: You see a lot of singers who are below the mic, looking up to the ceiling. It's almost a natural instinct to think, "I'm gonna push it up there, so I'm gonna look up there" Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

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"Your tongue should be as flat as it can and you're probably going to open your mouth more on the high notes. That's why you see a lot of singers who are below the mic, looking up to the ceiling. It's almost a natural instinct to think, "I'm gonna push it up there, so I'm gonna look up there" - Metal_Treasure

3 Joe Lynn Turner: You push down with the bottom half of your body. It's like going to the bathroom. You push down that way, and you pull up the other way - like a rubber band - to hit the high note. You pull the high note up while you're pushing down Joe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.

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"What you do is you hear the note before you sing it and, all at the same time, you push down with the bottom half of your body - and that means you push down your guts. It's like going to the bathroom. You push down that way, and you pull up the other way - like a rubber band - to hit the high note. You pull the high note up while you're pushing down." - Metal_Treasure

4 Hansi K├╝rsch: Most difficult are the gritty high tones, because there is only a small difference between a controlled raging high pitched distorted performance and an almost hysterical, desperate attempt of a poor scream. I need perfect control for these
5 Matt Barlow: Whenever I'm doing high notes I'm usually throwing some rasp and vibrato on it. If it was just a plain, high falsetto note it would probably be thin as s**t - and sound like s**t.

This is one of the things I love about Matt - that he's "throwing some rasp and vibrato" on his high notes. - Metal_Treasure

6 Bruce Hall: I consciously try to remember that even the very high notes are just notes. They're kind of all the same. You can't let high notes psych you out. If you know that something difficult is coming up, you can't adjust yourself for that.
7 Joacim Cans: An open throat and feeling the "cold spot" in the back of your mouth cavity, behind the hard palate, makes it easier to get the high notes.
8 Harry Conklin: High notes should be light and relaxed compared to the growly, compressed low notes. The feeling in my head is one of controlled breathing.
9 Sean Peck: When I'm doing the higher clean notes, I feel more contraction.
10 James LaBrie: You can't take a baritone and make him a first tenor. That doesn't mean they can't sing tenor but if they do they'll burn out because it's unnatural for them. So the voice has to have that natural ability to sing high. Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
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1. Ralf Scheepers: When I scream those high notes, I can feel it very hard in the bones of the head
2. James LaBrie: You see a lot of singers who are below the mic, looking up to the ceiling. It's almost a natural instinct to think, "I'm gonna push it up there, so I'm gonna look up there"
3. Joe Lynn Turner: You push down with the bottom half of your body. It's like going to the bathroom. You push down that way, and you pull up the other way - like a rubber band - to hit the high note. You pull the high note up while you're pushing down
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