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If you want to learn to sing mix quickly, gentlemen, I will show you 6 exercises anyone can do to get results fast.
If you’ll join me, in about 5 minutes, you’ll be singing with a Mix.
Learn to Sing Mix Quickly
Here are 6 exercises if done exactly how I show you will give you a mix singing voice.
Bubble Lips: This eliminates tension. Do it like this. Start on G3, the G below Middle C. [Demo]
Bratty Ney: This thins the vocal cords and helps transition into head voice. [Demo]
No: Include the “oo” in “Noh-oo”. This lowers the larynx. Maintain the same connection as the Ney. [Demo]
Mum: This is a different consonant/vowel combination. It also keeps larynx down. [Demo]
New-No: It’s on an Octave Repeat scale. Be sure you keep the “No” in the same place the “New” was. Let me show you. [Demo] That’s not keeping the “No” in the “New” place. This is keeping the “No” in the “New” place, where the “New” put it. Notice I didn’t say, [Demo] Keep your “oo” lips. That will help. Here we go. [Demo]
New-No: This is similar, except now we’re going to sustain the “No”. [Demo]
If you are doing it as I’m showing you, you are singing in a Mix of Head and Chest Voice. If you disconnect into falsetto, pull up chest voice or are too light to have chest voice, you are not in mix.
These exercises help you to learn to sing mix quickly. However, like everything that is valuable and important, going from “I can do it”, to “I can do it really well”, will take time…depending on your work ethic, natural gifts and desire.
Why does it take time to develop a strong mix? Here are some reasons:
- It’s a new physical sensation. You will have to learn what Mix feels like; what is correct and what is incorrect. The examples above will help you.
- Often you can’t let go of old habits. What you were doing may fight against the new vocal coordination. For example maybe you can’t let go of the squeeze with external muscles.
- Like reflexes, you have a habit of singing that you default to without thinking. This will require an interruption of your subconscious, automatic impulses. These must be replaced with an awareness of the new sensations of singing with a mix.
- You may feel a mix voice isn’t powerful enough and grow impatient. You force your voice with more volume. This causes the external muscles to tense up. This throws your voice out of balance. You naturally return to your old way of singing because it’s familiar.
Personally, it was so new to me, I didn’t know what I was suppose to feel, sound like or how to do it.
Like learning any new skill, it takes time. But singing includes physical, emotional, psychological, neurological as well as artistic elements.
It includes hearing, creating sound with our voices, matching pitches, volume, rhythms, self judgement, hopes, dreams, aspirations and then we listen to a recording of ourselves. We’re rarely happy with our own voices at first.
Be patient and realize that great things will come. I know because it happened to me and it’s happening for my students.
But it sometimes takes longer than any of us want.
However, initial progress is usually rapid. This is why I’ve provide exercises for your individual vocal type.
Once you know your vocal type, that is, what you tend to do when you sing, then you can begin working on exercises designed to give you rapid results.
Go to PowerToSing.com and take the vocal test, which I call the PowerTest. Take the quiz and discover your vocal type. Then go to the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type and download the free exercises.
These exercises are designed to help you balance your voice and give you the ability to sing with a mix voice through the break area or bridge and into your head voice.
I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power.
I’ll see you inside the next video.
Ladies, the next video will be especially for you.