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Old 02-03-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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What to do when you can't reach a note???

hey people!!

so my band wants to cover Cemetery Gates from pantera and i have a problem with reaching certain notes Phil sings

no, people i am not plannig on doing the GAAATES!! screaming thing...

actually im having trouble on the heavy part after the clean verses

what can i do?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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You can try to falsetto it. Depending on how soon you have to perform you can try training those notes. Find it on a piano and try warming up by doing scales up to that notes.
This is a pretty good exersise too.

If you do these things every day high notes should become easier. I knew a guy who extened his range from G4 to Eb5 over a few years by doing this.

Also for the GAAATES!!! thing you can just do a vocal fry type thing and fake it.

Bruce Dickenson does it here.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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thanks man thats just the tips i needed im gonna start practicing the scales,

we are doing the song next month so i will go with the fry thing also thanks for putting that song as an example we are also going to play Aces High!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:06 AM   #4
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I dunno, practice it until you can? The voice is like a muscle, it'll improve the more you use it. I never used to be able to hit higher notes until I started singing along with literally everything I knew the words to. Eventually, it just came to me. There are obviously vocal exercises you can do to improve your voice, but I don't know any of them.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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In general, good technique expands your range. Yes, practice matters, but taking some lessons to get your fundamentals sorted out with undoubtably improve your range. WIll it improve it enough? I dunno.
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