Aspiring singers can learn how to sing high notes with vocal coach Robert Burnley. When you attain an extended range, your vocal chords will stay in place and then your chords will thin, shorten, or dampen allowing you to reach higher notes. This is what occurs physically when you are reaching higher notes. The key is to have the mentality that you are allowing your vocal chords to get thinner or shorter to reach those higher notes. Part of the struggle is not having the right mindset that you can reach a high note. Start out practicing different notes, raising the notes higher and higher as you go so that you are gradually trying to reach that high note.