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Ep 33 How to Sing Mix Part 1

How to sing mix, or how to sing with a mixis a very common question. Inside this tutorial, I'll define and demonstrate mix. Warning:normally I try to avoid this, but in this tutorial I get a little 'geeky' about singing.(Vocal geek) Hi, I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. How to sing in a mix. Well, whatis a mixé A mix is a mixture or blend of at least two things. When singing, you're ina mix if you have a mixture of chest voice and head voice. Ahahah. If you sing onlywith chest voice, you have no mix. Ahhhh. If you start in chest and sing higher andbreak or flip into falsetto, you have no mix. Ahahah.because you've lost the connectionto your chest voice. If, when singing, you

bring falsetto down into the area of the chestvoice that is supposed to be chest, there is no mix. It's only falsetto. Ahahah. Amix can only exist if the vocal cords remain connected. If your vocal cords break intofalsetto and you do not reconnect, you have no mix. It's only falsetto. Ahahah. Mixis made with connected vocal cords and a blend of chest resonance and head resonance. Now,where is mix in the voiceé There are several schools of thought about when and where you'rein mix. Some define mix as only occurring in the vocal bridges, passaggi. When singingin chest voice, as you sing higher, and while keeping the vocal cords together, the resonancebegins to move higher from your chest into

your head cavities. The resonance splits sothere's a mixture, or a mix of both chest and head resonance. This split occurs in thebridge or passaggi. After getting through the first bridge the singer encounters a secondbridge and then a third bridge. For women, there are even more bridges. With each bridge,there is a blend of overtones from the register below and the register above. Lower overtonesdamping, or dropping out and higher overtones coming in. As a result of this process, manybelieve that mix is only occurring in the actual bridges. Some believe if the vocalcords remain connected while the resonance has split into both chest and head cavitiesthat mix is always present, both in and in

between the bridges. In other words, everythingis mix. At this point in my singing and teaching, I think it's a combination of these two. Pavarottiis reported to have said that singing was like a repeating figure 8. Seth Riggs concluded,and I believe like Seth, that Pavarotti was describing the repeated narrowing into thebridge and the opening into the new register and so on upward. In my opinion, if the vocalcords remain connected, there's always some chest residue, even if it's very slight. Soeven in the highest head voice, if the cords have remained connected, that seems like mixto me, even if it's 100 to 1, it's still a mix. At a certain point, if the cords remainconnected, does it really matter if we say

it's mix or connected super head voiceé Theproblem is, what happens to mix when you sing down below the first bridge into chesté Well,you could definitely bring mix down into the chest register. So, I understand how thatcan be mix, but in most voices, you can only do that so long before the chest voice takesover. How, then, can that be a mixé A third concept that has helpful for me, is 'maintainingthe verticalquot;.(Vocal Geek) This is mentioned in the book, quot;The Voice of the Mind', by E.HerbertCaesari. Imagine a vertical sound beam started by the vocal cords and shootingupward into the mouth. In head voice, this resonating sound beam, if it maintains thevertical direction, will angle slightly backward

and penetrate into the head cavities abovethe mouth. Ahhh. Ahahah. In chest, there is still a vertical sound beam, but it beginsto angle slightly forward and engage the hard palette. In my opinion, to lose the verticalwhile in chest voice, is to grab the vocal cord, squeeze and close the throat and jamthe sound beam down into the throat. Ahahah.Ahhh. The tone can barely escape and has no roundness,no fullness and no appeal. To me, this is not mix. Maintaining the vertical, even ifcompletely in the lower chest voice, creates an upward lift in the tone. The sound beamresonates on the hard palette appropriately. This seems to recruit more than just chestvoice by adding a rounder, fuller tone, as

Ep 26 Baritone Curse Voice Lessons To The World

Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoney and I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 26 and Voice Lessonsto the World The show where we want to help you guysas singers by answering your questions from all over, and I'll give you a chance toask questions later, but our question for this week comesfrom Randall O in Orlando, Florida and Randall writes: quot;Dear Justin, I have thebaritone curse. All my favorite singers

are tenors that sing pop, rock, and RB but i'm a baritone. Am I doomed with thebaritone curse, or will I ever be able to sing highéquot; That's a great question Randall, andthank you so much for writing. That's very funny, quot;the baritone cursequot;, I like the way you say that and today we're going to talk about thiscurse that you described and see if we can dispel some of that and give yousome ideas and some options so that you don't feel doomed and cursed for therest of your life.

So let's dive right in the baritonecurse I think I know what you mean by thatRandall, but I'm going to just talk us through that. First of all, abaritone, a lot of people think that somebody with a low voice, andand it could be, it is. However, just know Randall and all,I haven't heard you Randall but a low speaking voice does not necessarily meanthat you're a baritone. So if you have a low voice, if you have alow baritone speaking voice that doesn't mean that you're a baritone.There's plenty of guys with a low

speaking voice who are actually tenorsand actually have a great high range. And there's also baritones and bases thatdon't actually speak all that low. A lot of times it does cross over butnot necessarily, so you may indeed have a low speaking voice and not be a baritone. That's one thing to keep in mind. Anotherthing is a lot of people have been told that they are baritones, maybe you've sungin choir in the past and you were put in the baritone section. And thatcould have been due to blend, but then you start to think to yourself, well I'ma baritone

and you identify with that, you identifywith low notes, and with singing low and you think of your voice as low. Voiceteachers as well often classify their singers as baritones and havethem singing low repertoire and singing low and middle notes all the time. Justbecause somebody has told you you're a baritone in the past, doesn't necessarilymean that you are. Personally, growing up I always sang baritonein choir. I was trained as a singer as a baritone, and I found out later that Iwas actually a tenor, and had a real easy time getting up to high notes. Butall growing up, and all through my

teenage years and even early twenties, Ireally didn't have a tenor range. But I found out later that I was a tenor. Sojust because people have told you that you're a baritone, that also doesn't meanthat you're cursed to be a baritone. The next thing is just because you havetrouble with high notes, doesn't mean you're a baritone. A lot of people say, quot;Well Ijust can't hit those high notes, I must be a baritonequot;. Even voice teacherswill say, quot;Well you're not really getting up to these notes and you're kind ofstrained up here, I bet you're a baritonequot;. Just keep in mindthat a struggle with high notes, doesn't

Singing minstrel robots Behavior repertoire

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