Happy 4th of July to all of our USA singers! Did you know that the tune for the American National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," was originally written for a British gentlemen's club called the Anacreontic Society? The melody has a range of an octave and one fifth. That's a pretty big range for many singers to navigate! If you're having trouble hitting those high notes at the end, be sure you're starting the first phrase in a very low range for your voice. There's a long way to go before you reach the top! But, never forget that all great nations and all great singers start in low and humble places before they reach their greatest heights! This Independence Day, let freedom (and your voice) RING!