Classical Guitar Lessons By James

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

Massive Attack Teardrop Guitar Lesson Drue James

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Hi guys Drue James here. My second tutorial. Now the song that I'm playing is Massive Attack's classic called quot;Teardropquot; Which is one of my favourite songs. I've only just recently learnt how to play it, so I'm looking forward to teaching it to you. So to start with the song, what we're doing is, first of all the guitar is not in standard tuning So obviously, if you've seen the first tutorial, the quot;Chasing Carsquot; tutorial, you know that the strings are normally in Eddie, Ate, Dynamite, Good, Bye, Eddie, or E, A, D, G, B, E.

But for this song, you need to down tune your top string,your thickest string, you need to loosen it until you've got the sound of D. So, you've now got Dynamite Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie. Okay, so this one is tuned down. And that gives you one of the notes you're gonna need for the song. So to get started on the song. first of all, what you need to do is. You need to take your 1st finger, or index finger. I'll just number the fingers quickly, so it's 1, 2, 3, 4 'cause I do talk a lot in numbered fingers. You need to take your 1st finger and hold it down on the Eddie Ate Dynamite GOOD string, on the 2nd fret.

Hopefully you can see that. So you're taking your 1st finger and popping that there. Then you're taking your 2nd finger, your middle finger, and you're putting it down on the 3rd fret, on the Eddie Ate Dynamite Good BYE string, so the B string. Okay, so it should look something like that. Great Next, now what you need to do, is you need to hold down as close to the fret markers as possible So that you can sound the notes, but also because we're going to be doing quite a stretch in this song. So you're going to be stretching your hands. It's not something I'd recommend as the first song you play, if you're a complete beginner.

So you've got your fingers in the relevant positions now. Now that makes the basis for the beginning of our song So I'd like you to start by picking the G string, where you're holding down the 2nd fret, twice, so you go. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Okay, so that's your first part. Then, you're skipping the B string and going to the E string, so you're going. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Okay, so just try that with me.

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Good. So that's the part at the beginning, so we're going. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ And the next note is the open B string ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ That's my mistake (laughs). Bad start. So it's the G string, open E, G.

Okay, so it's. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Okayé So hopefully you've got that. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Then it's the open B string, open G, open B, G. Okayé Sorry, it's not an open B, you're holding it down on the 3rd fret (laughs). Ok, so it's. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

How to play Im Yours by Jason Mraz guitar lesson

Hello! Hal here! We are going to do. I'mgoing to teach you quot;I'm Yoursquot; by Jason Mraz. You readyé First of all we're going to do theIntroduction. Then we're going to do the Verse. And then we're going to do aChorus. So we're going to start with anIntroduction and play this in the key of G. Now I'm tuneddown a half step on this guitar and so I'll include the tuning link in thedescription and there will be a leadsheet link in the description

Let's talk about the form of the of thesong just for a second. It has an Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, and then it's got a Bridge. I'm going to call this part a Bridge because it'sreally not a Lead, where it goes that part right there. We're going to call that a Bridge. Then it goes back to a Verse and a Chorus and then we're done. OKé That's the way we're going to teachit today. Readyé Here we go! For a simple Intro this is what you can do. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it, I tried to be chill, but you're so hot that I melted.

ok. so what I did was just played thechords, and that's it. one of live performances that I sawJason do was to sing. (for the Intro) Like this. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it. oké Because it's difficult to play thechords, and play a lead at the same time so he just used his voice. One of the things that I like to do is that I I like to actually imitate what he did with his voice,but on the guitar, like this. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it.

Instead of singing. You readyé To learn that parté This is what we do. Let's zoom in. I'vegot my little finger, and my ring finger, fingers 3 and 4, on the 3rd fret,on the E string and B string I slide up two frets and I go back I play a G5 chord and then I do that again, slide up 2frets and then I go down to D chord and playthose two strings

and then play the D chord I do that again Then I go to an E minor chord, and thenI go to a C chord Then I do it again. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it. Here's the right hand on that. last Intro part that I did. What we do is we play. D chord for 4 beats,

E minor Do that again. Now we're going right into theChorus, and we just. You don't even stop playing that chord progression just keep going. Verse quot;Well, open up your mind and see like me.quot; Then you go through the chords now what we're doing right here is we'vegot this strum that goes like this. So, we're playing this strum, we're going.

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