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TakeLessons Presents Cheat Sheet for Hitting the High Notes TakeLessons explores helpful tricks and tips for singers hoping to increase their vocal range. San Diego, CA (I- Newswire) December 20, 2011 - The "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert aired last night, featuring performances by Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and Florence Welch, as well as a special tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. In a generation of auto- tune and computer- generated beats, these powerful ladies are a great reminder of the vocal talent that's still around. Taking voice lessons and finding out one's vocal range can be an exciting process - but there are important things to keep in mind. TakeLessons (http:// takelessons.com), the nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, took the opportunity to offer some helpful tricks and tips for singers trying to hit some higher notes. The following is an excerpt from the blog: "1) Take a few minutes to do a vocal warm up with some rudimentary singing basics. For example, you can try humming through ascending arpeggios. The point is to warm up and go as high as you can for your vocal range - but don't strain yourself! 2) Try to develop a clear sense of the high note you want to reach and make sure you're setting a realistic initial goal. Ensure that this note is within the achievable range of your singing voice. 3) Start by singing the note that is an octave below it. Then, breathe deeply into your diaphragm and back, simultaneously dropping your inner jaw. You will then want to raise your soft palette without also dropping your tongue or raising your larynx. It will get easier with practice and this sort of thing definitely helps you to learn to sing better." By providing the tips for blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where they can also learn tips for starting a band, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http:// facebook.com/ takelessons).

Additional Resources About TakeLessons: Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America's full- service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers. Company Contact Information: TakeLessons Jon Crim 350 10th Avenue 6th Floor 92101 Phone: 877-231-8505 Published in: Art & Entertainment Tags: music    technology    music industry    music lessons     Published on: December 20, 2011 Original Source: TakeLessons Presents Cheat Sheet for Hitting the High Notes


TakeLessons Presents Cheat Sheet for Hitting the High Notes