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Ok, so as I am an aspiring actress I am curious about most of the lead character's vocal ranges.
My current obsession is Phantom so naturally I am intrested in the part of Christine.
My question is what is the highest note Christing has to hit? I know most of you wonder this as she has an unaturally high voice (JK!). But you know.
Sarah Brighton hits a high Eb. The note above the C two octaves about middle C.

My voice is currently about three octaves, maybe more. And I think (maybe) I can hit that note.

I want to make sure but if my voice isn't that high or if it hasn't matured enough (I'm only 14) , anyone have any suggestions as to how to raise my vocal range? Please! I'm going to be taking singing lessons some time next fall through next June/May.

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Well what do ya know, I found it myself. In fact anyone interested in finding out who you would need to audition for within your vocal range, click on the following link. Tell me who you would audition for given the chance.

http://www.geocities.com/phantomonbroadway/char_desc.htm


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MuzikalThetrFreakXtrodina wrote:
Ok, so as I am an aspiring actress I am curious about most of the lead character's vocal ranges.
My current obsession is Phantom so naturally I am intrested in the part of Christine.
My question is what is the highest note Christing has to hit? I know most of you wonder this as she has an unaturally high voice (JK!). But you know. Sarah Brighton hits a high Eb. The note above the C two octaves about middle C.

My voice is currently about three octaves, maybe more. And I think (maybe) I can hit that note.

I want to make sure but if my voice isn't that high or if it hasn't matured enough (I'm only 14) , anyone have any suggestions as to how to raise my vocal range? Please! I'm going to be taking singing lessons some time next fall through next June/May.

Thanks


Christine's higest note is a high E (end note of the title song), she also hits a couple of high Cs.

In your singing lessons you'll learn how to properly support the notes. Much of the work is to learn how to control your breath, by letting out enough air to support the note well (to avoid straining of the vocal chords), while at the same time saving air to sustain and control the note.

Untrained singers often "flung" out all air at once (listen to Gerard Butler's high notes), because this is the only way they manage to hit a high note. But the result is strained notes that cannot be held for too long, and in the end it's damaging the voice.

I'm sorry I can't give you any specific advice - teaching someone to sing over the web is hard... Best of luck!!

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It's not just about hitting the note it's HOW you sing it and what personal style you give it. At 14 you are too young to attempt Phantom really, be very careful experimenting on your own.

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I have some advice. Don't sing it. Don't even attempt to at fourteen. No Phantom or Wicked for that matter. It will destroy your vocal cords quicker than anything.

Give it a few years and then try.


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GET CLASSICAL VOCAL TRAINING!!
Seriously, it is the ONLY way any human being could hit those notes, and morover, hit them correctly!
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ConverseSneaker wrote:
I have some advice. Don't sing it. Don't even attempt to at fourteen. No Phantom or Wicked for that matter. It will destroy your vocal cords quicker than anything.

Give it a few years and then try.


Oops. See, I saw the movie when I was ten years old, and ever since that night, I have had every fiber of by being set on getting the role of Christine someday. Therefore, I have been practicing her songs ever since I was ten. I am now thirteen.
I can hit every one of her notes well (this is coming from my mom, a trained singer) except the high E at the end of Phantom which I can hit badly.
So am I screwed or what?


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I would just stop hitting the really high notes until you're older, unless you know 100% sure that you are not straining AT ALL.

Still exercise your lower and middle range, but be very gentle with that upper range. AND DON'T STRAIN.

You don't want to damage your voice.

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I have a question though- what if one can hit them naturally? I know two girls who are rising freshman/rising sophomore in high school who can with ease, so they claim.

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This thread makes me giggle so vivaciously it's audacious!

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hehe... whoops then. I've been taking singing lessons since i was like 9ish and my goal even then was to sing stuff from the phantom. of course, my teacher never let me (very wise though it annoyed me at the time) but this year i've changed schools and my new singing teacher is an actual opera singer and apparently i can actually go higher than the stuff for Christine (the highest i've ever hit was the G above high C and i'm currently 13). So i'm not trying to pretend to be an expert or anything but maybe for some people it might be okay to try so long as if you can't hit it well you just accept that and move on. I'm now trying to focus on actually being able to hit F and G well (after the E it's a bit of a squeak) and it's going great. I mean at the beginning of the year i didn't even know if i would be able to hit the from phantom. aaand i just realized that i'm going on and on about myself... sorry.


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kozafluitmusique wrote:
I have a question though- what if one can hit them naturally? I know two girls who are rising freshman/rising sophomore in high school who can with ease, so they claim.


Don't believe everything freshmen tell you.

The kind of singing required for the part of Christine is very advanced. Try it without proper education at your own peril.

You know how Carlotta croaks during Il Muto? That's what you'll sound like if you overextend your vocal cords. These little sore throats can turn into big problems down the road if you want a singing career.

operadiva7-Where'd your mama get her training? She should know better than to encourage her kid to squeak out the highest note she can.

I'm not a trained singer and even I know better than to try Christine's 'vocal lesson' at the end of POTO. I'll loudly sing the rest of the song (alone. in my car. away from people so they don't have to be subjected to it.), but I stop short of 'sing for me....aaaaaaack!'.

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