Is it normal to be able to reach higher with full voice than falsetto?
Just saw Ken's 10 tips for singing high notes. Tip #4 suggests trying to sing with falsetto first then build it up to full voice. I have a problem working with this tip, because my falsetto is somehow constricted and cannot reach as high as my full voice does (I'm talking about E5-G5 range here). I have to push really hard, yet still cannot place my falsetto on that range, while it feels a lot more relaxed using full voice (still difficult, but much less so and still possible).
So I wonder, is it true that falsetto usually reaches higher than full voice? For me, it doesn't seem to be so. Perhaps I have a wrong falsetto technique? Can anyone suggest please?