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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

Jesus At the Center Guitar Tutorial by Israel Houghton

Hi, I'm Israel Houghton and uh. I wanna talk to you about a song that has become really really just uh. shocking. ha for me uh. it's a song called quot;Jesus at the Centerquot; and um. I was in writing session actually we wererehearsing for a live record for a project that I was producing and I .

with a couple of guys that i waswriting with i said that i feel like we need one more song and something just simple something that just places Jesus at the center of of it alland we just got to talking about throughout history and from from thebeginning of the word until. until from genesis to revelation itultimately is about the word it's about jesus and i said i i i i have actually beentrying to write this song

conceptually for quite a while and I. sat down with peter wilson fromhillsong london siad let's write it sat down with chris tomlin and said let's write it for whatever reasondoes didn't materialize in this time literally just kind ofspontaneously uh. i said we needed Jesus at the center of it or so, and. literally while i was explaining and isaid like someone Jesus at the center

of. it all and um. and just something shorterreverberated just off those of those couple of uh.moments and uh. I dismissed the band real quick andand uh. sat down with my friend mike and myfriend adam and I just said let's finish this up and uh. within about fifteen minuteswe had it

. and called the band back in and just played it for 'em spontaneously and something significant happened and andsince then uh. the few the few times we did itlive right after that and even went to some pretty large conferences anddid it, it just connected and took off and so uh. i'm excited about this song and it'sbeen blessing a lot of churches worldwide already and uh, I wanna show you how i play it and uh.

hopefully it'll be a blessing to youthis is Jesus at the center of it all Jesus at the center of it all Jesus at the center of it all From beginning to

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