If your voice cracks occasionally when you sing (especially when you try to sing high notes), then I have two fantastic exercises for you that target this exact problem and help you smooth out your voice.
I call them ‘Elevator Slides’ and I do them myself in my own vocal practice regularly.
I hope you find them useful!
Vocal cracks are a common problem for many beginner singers but please be aware that there is a difference between vocal cracking and vocal breaks.
I demonstrate a vocal crack in the video but a vocal break is when you reach a ‘ceiling’ in your voice and your throat starts to become constrained.
Vocal cracks can be caused by a number of things including:
- Muscle weakness surrounding your vocal folds
- Not warming up properly before you sing
- Too much tension in your body
- Not enough airflow coming through your instrument
- Vocal placement – this means where you are resonating the sound in your instrument.
Instead of going into detail about the reasons why cracking occurs, in the video I give you two exercises to do instead.
Have fun with them and most importantly, do these exercises somewhere where you can be free to make a lot of noise without worrying about someone overhearing you – because they sound pretty awful!!
Did you find this video useful? Please let me know what you think in the comments below.