#1
Quick question. In a song that i wrote, i had a A- high A octave jump written in the vocal part, with the lyrics "stand proud". Im having a pretty hard time getting the jump. I can sing the high A fine if i'm already chillin around a G, but every time i try to do the jump my voice cracks and i either go too low or pop into falsetto and go a fourth too high.

Any suggestions? I'd like to try to keep this in the song.
#2
Not that it's good technique to slide into the note, but doing so may be better than taking a stab in the dark.

Maybe you need to try singing lighter and sort of "float" into it, rather than stab at it.
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#3
Hmm... Ill have to see about that, this "stand proud" phrase is the accent of the section and the lyrics. All other instruments are silent while i scream it.
#4
Try aiming the low A somewhere around that ridge where your teeth end and your palate begins, and about as wide as a quarter. Try aiming the high A very wide across your cheekbones, but still forward across the hard palate. Think of a searchlight.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.