To submit requests for assistance, or provide feedback regarding accessibility, please contact support@masterclass.com.

Music & Entertainment

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.

Play
Christina Aguilera
Teaches Singing
Christina teaches you her unique vocal techniques in over 3.5 hours of voice lessons and exercises.
Get Started

Preview

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.



Reviews

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

Really great class. Incredible experience to be able to hear the insights from someone so talented and successful in the music industry. Happy to be a part of it.

Good info... I love the "permission" to just be you... So many artist trying to be "like" rather then just "be" and that resonates with my heart.

I love this class. I purchased access when it first became available, but wasn't able to do much with it until several years later--and I loved it!

This class has helped me with how to sing better and to not linger on mistakes and learn how to be proud of myself.


Comments

Stella L.

Christina, Thank you for your generosity. **I feel like Masterclass is my Genie in a Bottle - I'm grateful -

Nick B.

Don't worry about the Range Finder! You can do the same with any keyboard. You don't even have to be able to play piano! Just play white notes from low to high and note the extremes you can sing comfortably. There are YouTube videos that do this too.

A fellow student

Hi! I've tried to troubleshoot the range finder, my system's microphone is working and Chrome has given microphone access to the masterclass site, and the "recording" symbol appears in the bar. What can I do to get the range finder to work?

Holly

I really want to use the range finder tool and it doesn't work, as a few others said. How do we get help with these classes?

A fellow student

Hi having the same problem with the range finder. It worked for me one time but since the next time i tried it's not working ... please help us, it's a nice tool but if it works, I don't know if there is an specific thing we need to do, activate or anything else ??

Jaime L.

The range finder tool doesn't work for me either. I can see that it recognizes my microphone (there's a red button in the tab after I click 'turn on my microphone'. I sing and then nothing happens. I'm using Chrome on a mac, I've tried it with the internal microphone, external microphone (blue yeti), airpods and earpods. My Chrome is up to date. I've tried the link in the pdf as well as copying and pasting as John (Community Moderator) suggested: https://www.masterclass.com/find-your-range?_branch_match_id=679453994450168442, I've tried simply https://www.masterclass.com/find-your-range as others have suggested and no luck. Does anyone have any tips?

Claudia

Hi all, try this for the range finder tool. You might have to open it on Chrome or Firefox https://www.masterclass.com/find-your-range I tried it but my mic doesn't work either :( tried both headphones and with my laptop mic. Anyone figure out how to fix that problem?

A fellow student

Same thing here, range finder tool doesn't work. I tried it on my computer and on my phone and get the same error as everyone else

david K.

How does she expect us to even hit high notes even though she doesn't give up practice.

Lauren

Hey guys! Great lesson but when i tried to use the range finder, it didn't pick up my voice at all and I turned on the mic and the piano played but it didn't up my voice at all. Any suggestions?