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Range

Christina Aguilera

Lesson time 10:03 min

Expand your vocal range with Christina. Learn her secrets for nailing those high notes and building your range. Use the Range Finder tool at the end of the lesson to put into practice what you've learned.

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Every singer's main concern is how do I build my range? How do I hit higher notes? The real simple, basic answer to that is you gotta practice. You really have to know how to just try and experiment. Know where your comfort zone lies and then try to grow from there. And that's through, as I say, listen to singers, listen to different styles, listen and try out different things that your voice might be capable of doing. Singing along with singers always did help me in just seeing how low I could go. But that helps us to see where you're at, what you need to work on, and if there are certain notes you can't hit with some of your favorite singers then maybe you do want to see if a vocal teacher can help you with that. There are certain tricks that do and can help you mentally achieve what you're going for. The question I get asked a lot is how to hit your high notes better, stronger, more impactful. So much really is mental, and the way we start to tense and we think about that high note too much and we think about oh my god, here it's coming, it's coming up, this is a big one. It's a mental game. You kind of have to psych yourself out that you have it and you own it and you have to just again prepare your body for that stance, that confidence that comes from your core, and having the right breath to back it up. During my vocal scales, if you're doing-- Ave Maria. And then say the next note higher-- Ave Maria. Is like the "e," the poignant part, say, in what you're really trying to hit. If you can try an approach that without thinking like, Ave Maria. Like I'm oh, I'm going to go up there right now, if you can almost think of the note prior to it as being your most important note, so-- Ave Maria. If "ma" being the note right before "e," if you can almost think of that being like the most troublesome point and if you nail that then you're golden. It will take the pressure and the strain off of the impact you're going to give that super high note that you're worried about. If you can mentally psych yourself to think of the note right before the high note is the hardest thing you're going to hit. One of the pointers that has helped me sometimes in even being in the recording studio and trying to hit certain high notes is like anything else, like an athlete, like a sport, it's so mental. It really is, even your capability in singing. It's all in sort of how you see things. I knew I was capable of certain notes, but sometimes you're mentally so fatigued or nervous or stressed about hitting it that you don't even allow yourself the opportunity to relax and reach the note because you're compressing and straining your vocal chords thinking about how hard it is to reach. So some of the tips he gave me was as we venture into the higher notes of the scale because this goes actually much higher later on down-- we're not going to go there today, but t...


Your New Voice Teacher

Christina Aguilera teaches you how to expand your range, find your voice, and master the techniques that have earned her five Grammy Awards. In her first-ever online singing class, you’ll learn warm-up exercises, breath control, vibrato, her signature growls, and hear Christina break down her biggest hits. You’ve never had vocal lessons like this before.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

She's not only a she's a gifted performer, but Christina allows us to explore the core values of what constitutes happiness and with such precision, let us discover ways to directly apply those moments to enhance the quality of our performance. She's really an exceptional artist!

I've gotten through two lessons so far. Its been enjoyable to listen to Christina tell her story about how she came to sing, and who inspires her.

Christina has helped me find my voice and sound. Thank you

Christina Aguilera has such a beautiful spirit. I will use her advice about stage presence and engaging the audience. I will find my comfy center.


Comments

A fellow student

This class was amazing and helpful!! I've noticed I can sing higher more comfortably now and my family nocticed that my voice improved. But I'm having trouble finding the vocal range finder that comes with this course. Does somebody know where I can find it on my cellphone? I was only able to find it on my computer.

Greg A.

Hi Christina, thank you so much for sharing. Where can we get a copy of the Ave Maria warm up track to help us expand our range? Thanks so much 😊

A fellow student

Amazing, really helps to see how other people go through it and then learn from there experience.

Monica S.

It might have been good to add more vocal exercises to this lesson to help singers prepare for the range test. Yes, most of us have our own warm-up exercises, and Christina covers her favorites in an earlier lesson, but some students will be new and may not go back to the earlier lesson that includes the warmups. Otherwise, I thought this was an excellent overview of how to hit a note and plan when singing a capella (our national anthem is a killer!).There was a lot of great advice, and it was fun to hear that Christina "clears the cobwebs". I used to do that with a progression from a Pat Benatar song. We all have our tricks! On a side note, for those like me who can't get the range finder to work on a Mac using Chrome or Safari, it only seems to work on Firefox.

Nastasia M.

I love the range finder from the PDF. Such a great way to track progress when you don't have instructor feedback in this setting!

Gemma G.

Xtina can’t wait to see you in Manchester this year!! Do you have a vocal warm up we can follow? Maybe an audio or video?

Tom B.

Doughnut worry I have always had a high voice . Probably cause I am female and am a kid.

Rushi M.

Hey Christina, I am trying to find the interactive assignment - Range finder tool but i can not find it. Can you please help me locate where can i use it? Thanks

Smudgie

Christina is excellent. I'm a fan of her teaching style and her music. Super inspiring.

Robert C.

My god this is awesome class thank you I’m a filmmaker it’s hreat to know these tricks