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
This 3YearOld Gymnast Is Flipping Awesome
gt;gt; APPLAUSE.gt;gt; At just three years old, our next guest is a gymnastics prodigy who already hasover 50,000 followers on Instagram. From El Paso, Texas,please welcome Emma and her mom, Annie. So, hi, Emma,you're three years old, righté gt;gt; Yep. gt;gt; And,when did you start doing gymnasticsé gt;gt; When I was two and a half. gt;gt; When you were two and a halfé
So really, just six months ago,you started. Anyway. gt;gt; LAUGHgt;gt; How did she get started so earlyé gt;gt; She was incredibly clumsy and I washoping that gymnastics would help with it. They said that she has a talent forit and they started moving her up and we've been going strong for a while now. gt;gt; Have you or your husband donegymnastics done gymnasticsé gt;gt; No.
gt;gt; No one in the familyé gt;gt; No. gt;gt; Look at those muscles,you're very, very strong, aren't youé Very strong, and sowho's your favorite gymnastic personé gt;gt; Who's your favorite gymnasté gt;gt; Gabby Douglas, andshe won a gold medal at the Olympics. gt;gt; If I would've said gymnast,you would've known what I was saying, instead of gymnastic person.
I messed it up. gt;gt; LAUGHgt;gt; Gabby is amazing, she's been on the show before,she's really incredible, isn't sheé Why do you like her so muché gt;gt; Cuz, I like her leotard andshe won a gold medal at the Olympics. gt;gt; She did win a gold medal. Yeah, that's really impressive. What is your favoritething to do in gymnasticsé
gt;gt; Bars and my backbends andmy back handsprings. gt;gt; Back handspringsé Wow.gt;gt; Yeah. gt;gt; Do you get scared of falling ever,Emmaé gt;gt; No, cuz I will get back up. gt;gt; APPLAUSEgt;gt; That is a wonderful thing to say. You just get back up when you fall,of course you do. So, I understand your daddy is,where is your daddyé
gt;gt; In Korea. gt;gt; He's in Korea,he's in the Army, is that righté gt;gt; Yes. gt;gt; How long is he thereé gt;gt; He's gonna be there for a year. gt;gt; A yearégt;gt; Yes. gt;gt; Do they get to talk andsee each other, FaceTimeé gt;gt; Yeah, she gets to FaceTime him now.
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