#1
how to increase my chances of hitting the
"i'll be gone"
notes in A-ha's "Take On Me"?
I can hit everything but that line
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#3
Umm.. Kick yourself in the balls?
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#5
Just practice the highest you can go, and you should eventually be able to hit the highest note in the song.
#6
Sitting down, pull your knee up to your chest.

It works for trombone at least.
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#8
falsetto just means singing really high right? if so then yes. im using my chest voice for everything but the TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at the end.
but i think i might need to use my head voice for "be gone".
Sadly, all of these suggestions probably would work.
Cept for the knee thing.
Sorry Trombonist
I figured the "sing as high as you can and one day you'll hit it" was gunna work but so far it hasn't. im impatient tho.
anyone know any actual vocal techniques?
me and my friend are in a bet to see who can hit the notes first hahhaha
its been like two weeks and im kicking his ass
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#9
You could try singing it in a lower register until you get it down.
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#11
singing it in a lower register? like in a different key?
yeah thats true but rules of the competition declare that it has to be in the orignal key
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#12
The I'll be Gone is lower than TWO!!!!. How cna you hit the Two and not I'll be gone?
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#13
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falsetto just means singing really high right? if so then yes. im using my chest voice for everything but the TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at the end.
but i think i might need to use my head voice for "be gone".


Falsetto = Head voice

Isn't the "I'll be gone" in head voice in the actual song?
#14
cuz i do the TWO!! in falsetto//head voice
my voice just always cracks at the bE GONE part and i either dont hit the notes or they waver.
i have hit hte chorus notes perfectly 4 times in the past but of course i yelled my ass off at a show when i was in london and the comp started a week later so my voice is slightly shot. but even when its not shot, its still hard
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Falsetto = Head voice

Isn't the "I'll be gone" in head voice in the actual song?


I'm not sure....
it might be.
but for sum reason i cant hit it hahah it sucks AND makes no logical sense

EDIT: whoops, sorry bout the double post
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#16
The "be gone" is for sure in falsetto. The "I'll" may not be, but I would sing it in falsetto.
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Haha, I can hit every note you are talking about.

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HOW?
are you an actual singer?
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#19
just practice.
and if you really want to go in depth with vocal techniques
then you should try to mix your chest (speaking) voice with your head ( falsetto) voice
and sing in a mixed register to hit those high notes without straining or losing volume.

There are a few websites and videos on youtube that give minor lessons on how to do it.

start with your normal chest voice then go up and once you get to the break between chest and head try to make the transition smoothly and strongly.

just practice. =]

cheers!
#21
opening your mouth as much as possible will actually help you hit high notes more comfortably, it just takes getting used to. also, do some sirens and take really good care of your voice. booze and smokes will make it deeper, while drinking lots of water helps hit whatever note you want.

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#26
Geez! This song is no where near as hard as people say it is. Not even the high parts.
#27
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Geez! This song is no where near as hard as people say it is. Not even the high parts.

maybe for you sir
now i can hit the I'll
the Gone is coming into place
but the be always cracks!!!
arrrggghh!
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#28
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maybe for you sir
now i can hit the I'll
the Gone is coming into place
but the be always cracks!!!
arrrggghh!


What's your range?
#29
im not actually a singer so i don't really know.
i guess i just go up the scales to figure it out right?
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#30
'I'll be gone' is easy. It's 'in a day or, TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO' where it becomes at all challenging. And even then, eh, there's much harder notes to hit. See Muse - Showbiz, Jeff Buckley - Grace. (If you've heard it, you know the one I mean. Stunning.)
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#31
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singing it in a lower register? like in a different key?
yeah thats true but rules of the competition declare that it has to be in the orignal key

Not a different key, just the same note an octave lower
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#32
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I figured the "sing as high as you can and one day you'll hit it" was gunna work but so far it hasn't. im impatient tho.

This is probably not the best thing for your voice actually, bad for your vocal chords in the long run. It takes skillful practice, not winging it in hopes of one day hitting the note.
Also, no man has the capacity to have vocal chords to hit that note without using falsetto (Roughly, I'm not sure what note he is singing, but it is high and I know he is using his falsetto range), falsetto is where you constrict your vocal chords and it makes you sound like a girl singing.