How can I sing like Tiny Tim?
December 23, 2007 10:15 AM Subscribe
Is there any way I can sing in a higher voice for karaoke?
I'm a male who lives in Japan, and, of course, one of the pastimes here is singing karaoke. (Something I've loved even since I lived back in the states). But I have a real problem in that my voice has a very narrow range, down in the baritone level. The songs I can do well are, for example, Frank Sinatra's "My Way", some Elvis and maybe "The Safety Dance". But, if I try to do something like AC/DC or some of the nice Erasure songs I'd like to do, I have to shift them down an octave and they sound like crap. Now, I have no pretensions of being a "good" singer - we're just out there having fun, but I would like to know if there is some way of making my voice a little higher while I'm singing. Voice exercises? Some sort of herbal drink? How do you sing falsetto?
Basically, right now, if I'm trying to sing a high note, I press on my throat, which seems to let me go up a note or two, but I'm seeking something a little more significant. When I do try to sing high, nothing comes out.
Something that would give me a helium effect or something.