The key ingredient to a long-lasting singing voice

Be honest, have you ever thought:

Head voice = not chest voice, therefore it’s not impressive. 

I’m here to tell you that singers who avoid their head voice (and therefore, high notes) wear out their voices *47x faster than singers who use their head voice and embrace their upper range.

*47x faster is a completely scientific, not made-up number. 

But it’s true. Singers who develop and regularly sing in their chest and head voices have longer careers, more stamina, and more agility in their voice. 

Just take a look at this iconic performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Patti LaBelle in the 1980’s, when she was in her late-30s/early 40s or so. 

Now check out her performance from 2011, at age 67.

While our voices naturally change and eventually depreciate over time, the best singers with solid technique keep singing, and singingĀ well, well into their 70s, 80s or even 90s!

The case for high notes is a strong one!

So if you find yourself constantly belting out songs that stay in a limited range and never touch your upper register… think again! If you want a long-lasting singing voice, remember: Balance in all things, my friend!

Patti LaBelle in the 1980’s

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