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
Ep 45 Singing Higher is Easier than You Think Tip 2 of 5
Ep.45: Singing Higher is Easier than You Think Tip 2 of 5 Singing higher is easier than you think withtip 2! What do you do when you reach the top of yourvoiceé What do you do when your voice starts straining, cracking and it wants to flip intofalsettoé Here's another effective and powerful wayto eliminate cracking, breaking and straining as you sing higher. Inside this tutorial, I'llshow you how to do it. Hi! I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. New environment! I'm actually in my teachingstudio where I teach voice lessons in Bountiful,
Utah, USA. For many of us there's a certain place aswe sing higher where our vocal cords want to break apart. (Vocal Demo): Oh Singing Higher is Easier Than You Think withTip 2 Here's a solution that works very well formany singers. It's called the â€œDopey Geeâ€�. It sounds like this: Gee Gee Gee. The first thing to do is to make that dopeysound. Say â€œduhâ€� like a teenage making
fun of a friend. â€œDuhâ€�. Not a regularduh, but a dopy or stupid duh. Similar to the cartoon character â€œScooby Dooâ€�. Duh! As you say â€œduhâ€�, feel your Adam's Apple,which is the Larynx. What direction does it move when you say a dopey duhé It should movedownward. If it's not, then you need to add the dopey sound. The dopey sound activates some muscles thatpull the larynx downward. If you can maintain the dopey sound while you sing through thefirst bridge of your voice, which is where the break occurs, the larynx will stay whereit is when you speak or at your speech level.
The goal with the dopey gee is to maintainthe larynx at speech level. This will help keep the vocal cords connected as you singhigher from chest into head voice. It also prevents tension and squeeze from the externalneck muscles which occurs with a rising larynx. The dopey sound needs to be maintained onall the notes in the vocal exercise. If you do, it will sound dopey on the lower notesand sound hootie on the higher notes. Demo If you lose the dopey sound as you sing higher,the larynx rises and it's likely you'll feel the added tension and squeeze and thevocal cords will disconnect. Demo Vocal cords split apart because I lost thatdopey sound. Let me demonstrate not losing
the dopey sound, now. It'll go hootie onthe top. Demo Ladies, you could do the same thing startinghere. Demo You might feel like you are breaking intofalsetto because the head voice is so free and without tension. If you maintain the dopeyand hootie sounds which impose the larynx down, it's likely not falsetto. Once you're able to maintain the larynxat speech level without tension and connected vocal cords from chest to head voice and back,discard the dopey sound. For some singers the hootie feeling is likea yawn. Demo I call it hootie because it's
like a hoot owl. demo It has a hollow feeling.Demo If you do this scale and you find yourselfat the top feeling tension and strain and no hootie sound, it's likely the larynxhas come up. Let me demonstrate what both sounds like. I'll go up the scale withoutthe dopey or hootie sound, and then while on the high notes I'll add the hootie sound,which will lower the larynx. Demo You can hear the difference. If you maintainthat hootie sound the Larynx is staying down. Singing Higher is Easier Than You Think BrattyNey vs Dopey Gee The â€œDopey Geeâ€� is a low larynx exercise.This is different from the â€œBratty Neyâ€�
How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artists
Welcome. I'm Ryan Higa Professional singer and vocal stiloligerizerist and today i'm gonna be teaching you how to sing like some of your favorite artists. As much as you think you can't sing or as much as you know you can YOU CANT YET but by the time you finish this tutorial with enough work and effort in ONE DAY you might be able to sound like. THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!!! Not one lesson (guitar music)
The first artist you're gonna learn how to sound like Think of every tough guy you've ever met with a big ass chain. Now double that! That's how tough you gotta be when you rap like 2 chainz Once you've got that down all you have to do is rap about all things that are plainly obvious She got a big booty so I call her quot;big bootyquot; Or a line like this I'm in the kitchen. Yams everywhere Or.
All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho Yes those are actual lyrics from his song quot;birthday songquot; But really once you perfect your 2 chainz you can do it with anything I like this lamp yo that's why i purchased this lamp I'm in the kitchen. Not anymore All i want for my birthday is a big booty hole Oh! Gotta poop Gotta poop right now
Jt like to sing high so the technique here is simple you just have to grab your nuts hard. hard as the can I (grabbing those nuts hard) can't wait till I get you on the floor good lookin. HOW! AH! To sound like Nikki Minaj is simple all you have to do is rap while you're slowly leaning back on an excersize ball I said quot;excuse me you're a hell of a guy. I mean mymumumy you're hell a fly I mean you're so shy and i love you to tie just look at the guy when I think of his eyequot; ugh! So you wanna sound like beyonce.
Probably can't. It's a natural god given talent Just try to sound overly sexy almost to the point where it sounds like you're gonna cry but you don't As long as you love me Just pretend you're a good looking British singer and duplicate yourself Everyone else but you two! Lets see I'm probably gonna need about one two three.four more people for this part so. (duplicates) You guys readyé Five six seven eight Remember that when you are feeling sad
Just sound really lazy like you don't even feel like rapping today STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE HERE! Lazier! Much lazier than that! Started from the bottom now we're here! LAZIER! Started from the bottom now were here Look your alarm clock just woke you up at 6:00 am morning and now you have to go to school Started from the bottom now the whole team here