How can I increase my vocal range? I want to be able to go very high without having to switch to falsetto. Is that possible?
First, you need to determine your voice type. If you are a tenor you should be able to sing a good high C in full voice. If you are a baritone you should be able to sing high G. Of course, different voices have different ranges — you can refer to THE STRUCTURE OF SINGING by Richard Miller for detailed information. Once you know your range, developing strong breath support, optimal vocal cord function and balanced resonance will allow you to sing high notes within your range without shifting into falsetto.