Somebody told me that a singer has to project their voice through the microphone, not just let it pick up your voice. When I began singing on stage I worried about ruining my throat and being aware of the need to project through the mic led me to visualize concentrating my voice in the area between the front teeth about an inch in front of the lips and about an inch in back of the lips. This area is where I focus figuring I'm putting less stress on the throat while still having concentrated power for the mic which should be about an inch in front of the mouth. Use the jaw muscles to open or close the mouth slightly to change pitch a bit and increase the range. At the end of "Let It Rain" by Eric Clapton somebody seems to be singing a couple notes ("Ahh-ahh-ah-ah-ah-ahh, ahh-ahh-ah-ah-ah-ahh") that goes up an octave four times. That's a pretty wide range isn't it? By simply singing along with this you've traveled four octaves.
There is a very simple solution to this. Find a challenging but fun song, and as others have said, sing along with it and just keep trying to match the singer note for note until you start to hit the notes. You can reverse the song and repeat the same 30-60 seconds that cover your trouble area several times until you make some progress. When your voice starts to get tired, STOP, simple as that. You can try again the next day. DON'T continue to push yourself after you've practiced hard and your voice has started to turn raspy. Stop before or immediately at the first sign of raspiness. Also, never screech or scream to try to hit a note. You can increase your range, but you should know your limits, too.
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Last edited at 3:45PM on 1/16/2013
Vocal exorcise can help a great deal. It may be difficult for you to understand with out the option of hear me. Try to follow this - Gerrrr like a dog, now turn that into owe. The sound that you would make if someone stepped on your foot. This will warm you up. Also very important if your doing any studio work stay clear of dairy products. Milk and cheese or anything that will cause mucous. This is like putting honey in your tuba. The best thing I have found is a banana. It will give your vocal cords strength and power. Last but not least The Lower you try to go the higher you will be able to go. It might take some time, maybe, or maybe not but it's worth it in the long run. In this way you don't burn your self out. You don't hurt your vocal cords.
when i was in course we sang that do re me song from the sound of music everyday before we started actually singing. just like before you go workout you have to warm up id probably be best to do a warm up before singing as well