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
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Could This Keyboard Identify Hackers
This episode of DNews is brought to you bythe allnew G Flex 2, from LG. Life's Good You know what's almost as annoying as losingyour keysé Forgetting your passwords. Hey guys, Amy on the Internet with DNews today,and I'm not the only one online. We live a lot of our lives online, which means weend up having a lot of accounts requiring passwords, anything from email and onlinebanking to that one time you had to create an account just to buy an amazing pair ofshoes. So it's maybe unsurprising that we tend to get a little lazy with our passwords,even though every passwordprotected account holds personal data we wouldn't want madepublic.
Every year passwords are leaked, and SplashDatapulled together the 25 most common passwords of 2014, out of 3.3 million that were leaked,and it shows just how lazy we are. A lot of people pick things they type quickly and easilybased on the arrangement of the key board. Numbers in sequential order are common, asare letters in the order they appear on the keyboard. â€œqwertyâ€� it turns out, it apretty common password. Obvious combinations like â€œabc123â€� or â€œ111111â€� are alsocommon, and so are words like â€œsuperman,â€� â€œbatman,â€� â€œfootball,â€� and â€œdragon.â€� But what if a password wasn't your only wayinto your online accountsé What if the way
you type your password was part of the passwordé A team of scientists led by Jun Chen of theGeorgia Institute of Technology say they've developed a selfcleaning, selfpowered smartkeyboard that can identify computer users by the way they type, which could help preventunauthorized users from accessing your accounts. Their research was published in the journalACS Nano and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team's smart keyboard was designed tosense typing patterns, including typing speed and strength of keystroke. These physicalcharacteristics vary from person to person,
meaning the smart keyboard can distinguishbetween users. Someone could know your password, but if they try to type it on a smart keyboardit wouldn't work. Sensing the specific keystrokes of its owner, it would lock the attemptedintruder out, alerting you to the attempted breach while also recording and identifyingthe intruder. And this keyboard even has some bonus smartfeatures. It can harness the energy generated from typing, converting the mechanical stimuliapplied to the keyboard into electronic signals that can power either the keyboard itselfor another small device. Another bonus: its surface coating actually repels first andgrime!
But it's possible that passwords, even thosetyped on a smart keyboard, will soon become a thing of the past. At CES this year in LasVegas, Biometric IT devices were touted as the hottest new thing in online security.Some cell phones already unlock with fingerprint recognition instead of a password, a technologysome companies are incorporating into biometric digital wallets from companies like HyprKey. So while this smart keyboard is still justa prototype with no clear timeline for commercial availability, it's still a pretty amazingentry in the growing field of biometric security. So what do you guys think about smart keyboardséCool or creepyé
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