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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

Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky Delivers Your Hydro Bills to the Minister and Premier

Let's get right down to business Speaker—energyto power our heater, our refrigerator and our lights is a basic need but skyrocketingprices mean that more and more people are struggling to afford everyday necessities. I've heard from too many single parentsand low income families who can't buy new school supplies for their children becauseof their skyrocketing hydro bill. I've heard from too many seniors that settheir alarms for 2:00 am just to do their laundry. And there are still too many young peoplein Windsor that are not working or underemployed

that will be forced this winter to choosebetween heating and eating. Our local Royal Canadian Legion pays nearly$3 000 a month in Hydro when that money should be spent on programming and services. At our Downtown Mission, last April's ratehike is equivalent to the cost of one meal per month for someone in need. Enough is enough. I would ask that a page please walk over anddeliver the hydro bills I've received to the Minister of Energy and Premier so thatthey can no longer look away as people in

Ontario struggle to afford the most basiccosts of living. Thank you to all those in Windsor, in Essexand throughout southwestern Ontario that sent me their bill and ask that their voice beheard. The government could have used yesterday'sthrone speech to truly change direction and work for Ontario families—they could havehalted the sale of Hydro One. Instead, they choose to stay the course andcontinue to work for only themselves.

Riverfront and Parks City of Windsor Community Tutorials 2009

Windsor, located on the banks of the DetroitRiver features 6 kilometres of continuous shorelines parks linking the University ofWindsor, Downtown Windsor and the Old Town of Walkerville. The riverfront parks includeinternationally recognized sculptures, special event venues, historic monuments, walkingand cycling trails, and magnificent fountains. Visit the Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens, withits unique cascading fountain and reflecting pool, or listen to live music during one ofmany outdoor summer festivals in the riverfront festival plaza. Visiting ships dock in DieppeGardens, and visitors are always welcome in the museum without walls, The Odette SculpturePark. Windsor has more than 3,000 acres of

parkland, including the constantly evolvingriverfront parks. The designs for this central riverfront parkland honour the heritage andhistory of the Windsor area and include interpretive signs and magnificent gardens. The park designshave been honoured with national and international awards.

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