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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

Learn Piano Online Music Lessons Music Lessons Online

Learn Piano Welcome to our online music lessons In the last lessonwe talked briefly about key signatures had to give you an introduction to whatthey look like learning the piano on sheet music and how to use them wanted to make sure you recognize thatsignatures can change in the middle of the song so online music lessons at your going to see the key signatureat the beginning as any given piece of music but you can see and then change inthe middle of any score as well so

and just be on the lookout for that canbe kind of confusing when you're playing special classical music you play peace nothing changes keys on you and you haveto go learning the piano no not the sharks to other flats suspending tension than to be in themiddle of it dot this is inside online music lessons acts and now today we're going to talkabout that's caught this is is that how do you understand keysignatures to some better week hoping to memorize yuki signatures alittle bit better

uh. because it can take a while online music lessons it's also can help you understand majors en route minors let's take a look at the circle at the top you're gonna see that itstarts with c_ major see major that has absolutely no chance of passing website the relative minor is in minor let's take a look let's check it let'smake sure that strip sissy major scale

do game but please added relative minor is supposedly minuslet's see how that works out aid acts and sure enough there it is online music lessons

that some minor scale and part uh. on a scale the third in the teenager scale it's usually but me major reason it scale is because that thirty learn how to play piano

is would have sent awaiting its seller this can no black keys matches the c_ major now if you take look at this circle status see major outside is going to be an all of your major keysand it goes in fixed that's what's called the circle face so you start withc to

Tips to Help Your Violin Practice Time Violin Music Lessons

hello musicians thanks for joining us today we're going to talk a little bitabout practicing and what I'm gonna talk about today something that I think canhelp can help you when you practice whetheryou're a beginner or advanced student I'm this may help you out I practicingis something of course we all had to come to grips with everybody has practice if you want toget goody I stay good you need to spend time at it and so ithas to be done

on I like to think a practicing as like you have a big pile of rocks on one side garden that you needn't tothe other side the guard and if you try to move all a rock someone day I you know you're gonna hate you is notgoing to work you its too hard so that remove one rack today after awhile the rock so we moved and it'll be quiteeasy so that's the same way I think we'repracticing I don't try to do

up I don't read accomplish in entiretask in in a in a in a session or two apractice I try to do a little bit I day after day after day after dayafter day and then after a while are things willbegin to take shape for example from learning a song I don'ttry to learn the entire song in one sitting I am. I try to learn a little bit herein little bit there in a little bit here and before you know it sa piece togetherit's the same thing with the technique

be trying to learn to knit scales ortrailer Hadoop abroad or something like that then a little bit at a time every day so it's not so much for me the questionof how long should practice in a day like a half hour or an hour orfive minutes it should be more a question of howoften you practice so I think everybody should practiceevery day even if your schedule on it gives you a few minutes to practice

that's very important to get that getthose few minutes in your if you don't you're gonna find yourselfslipping backwards and you don't want that so a little bita practice every day is much much better in a lot of practice twice a week so on my advice to all students in red ifyour advance for your beginner is to try to get something done everyday I tell people at the end of the day if you say Ididn't you practically none today why today's gonna my team I practicingin take if it'll ever play scaler to

you know just have in your hands becausethat little bit of time he'll spend will keep you from slippingbackwards even a little bit so little bit often that's that's thekey in my opinion the practicing so I have I've also got ABS system for keeping track to practice I tutorialhere on that in the in Andrew violin dot com that youcan check out and that really works well I use itmyself and done and all my students use it as well itworks like a charm so you might wanna

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