There are a couple of exercises that help working the high notes for singing and all of them seem to "work", but I wanted to ask if anyone can explain what is the difference between them and what would be a preferred exercise:
Nasty/Whiny "NAYS" - This exercise seems to help "compress" the cords when going up the scale, but there seems to be some point where I can't get any note out anymore without straining, so I'd say this exercise works, but on a limited range.
"Koo" - The "K" consonant helps bring the cord together, and when going up the scale, its without straining or pushing and letting the "K" connect the cords. When I do this exercise, even if I flip to falsetto at some point, because of the "K" I am able to go way higher than I could with the "NAY" exercise without straining, but I'm not sure if the tone produced is a good one.
"Gee" - Its basically the same idea as the "Koo", going up the scale without pushing or straining and letting the "G" connect the cords, again same result.
From what I understood, many prefer using the "NAYS" because they are supposed to be "safer" for the cords than using hard consonants such as "K" or "G" but I would love if anyone can give some insights on the difference between them, and which one is the preferred one to use?