Singing School Joondalup

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

Gundagai Australia Day citizenship celebrations

To the twoandahalfthousand residents of Gundagai, Australia Day is a chance to say thanks to the citizens who have helped shape the town. For Peter Castrission, growing up in Gundagai has given him a deep affection for the town, and he was rewarded last year as the Australia Day ambassador. The Australia Day ceremony in Gundagai they had the local band playing Australian songs.

It was just a wonderful day. Gundagai offers its visitors a chance to soak up the country traditions in a town rich in Australian history. Certainly the dog on the tuckerbox is steeped in history it's one of the greatest folklore tales ever and certainly people do come here just to see the dog on the tuckerbox.

Gundagai also played a part in Australia's political history, with Prime Minister John Curtin a regular visitor to the Niagara Cafe, now a popular tourist spot, and once owned by Peter's father. And as the story goes my father cooked them a meal one night he and a couple of other cabinet ministers and got there tea ration increased because of their friendliness with

the Prime Minister. Australia Day gives tourists to Gundagai the opportunity to experience what locals have always known. Born in Gundagai, you are forever a local they are always welcomed back with open arms. The boy that leaves Gundagai no matter how long he's lived in Canberra, or Sydney, or Melbourne, or Brisbane is someone says where do you come from, he'll say Gundagai.

Goodbye My Memories

The sakura are in full bloom This path I'm used to seeing everyday So this is goodbye We laughed and we cried In those days It feels like it was just yesterday This is the path that will lead to the future At least that's what I think

These years bloomed earlier than usual And you were happy Then I laughed And said quot;Yeah that's truequot; Just a little bit longer and we won't be returning to this place This is something cannot be described with words And I still want to tell you about it I'm going to tell you

From the start to the end One day I'll remember that the road we went home on Is very special in my heart Unforgettable SAYONARA MEMORIES Spring has come; And many new paths Aahh I finally said it :3 I'll go, no matter how far

With the things I've learnt from here That dream called happiness I'll show you I can make it come true Even if we're apart No matter how far apart we become.

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