How To Improve Mixed Voice

June 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Singing Lessons

Hi.  Ian Castle here.  Welcome to your Free Weekly Singing Lesson.

This video is part four of my absolute beginner series.  In the previous three lessons you have learned how find your tone, develop your pitch and discover your high notes.

Today I am going to show you how to connect your low and high notes by using mix voice.

I don’t want to get too technical in this series so I will make it as easy as I can to explain what mix voice is.

Mix voice is a mixture of sound between your throat and your head.  The sound vibrates in both these areas to create a mixed tone.

The best way to experience this part of your voice is to hold an NG sound.

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To make this sound say the word sing and hold the NG at the end.

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To make sure that you are creating a mixed sound place your fingers gently on your throat and the bridge of your nose.

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Ok so now that you have the sound vibrating in the right areas it’s time to move to the next step, adding a vowel.

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The goal here is to maintain the same sensations and vibrations that you sense and feel with the NG sound and slowly melt into the vowel.

I suggest keeping your fingers on your throat and nose as you do this exercise to make sure that you are maintaining the mixed sound.

I’m going to share with you one of my best exercises for mixed voice that you can practice with by yourself.

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I am singing the 5 major vowels and maintaining the mixed sound throughout each vowel.

I am going to record a full mp3 of this exercise for you.  You can access it in the resources area below.

That’s it for this weeks lesson.  Please leave me a comment and I’ll be back soon with another video and mp3.  Bye for now.

Resources

Mixed Voice Mp3 Exercise

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13 Responses to “How To Improve Mixed Voice”
  1. patrick says:

    thank you,its great!

  2. tom jackson says:

    its very helpful thanks a lot

  3. mamamarg says:

    As usual, well explained and very helpful:)

  4. David says:

    This is a great and useful excercice.

  5. Todd says:

    Great exercise for learning how to maintain that sensation from the NG sound to each vowel.

  6. Auanitra Aiken says:

    You are a great teacher

  7. tandanus says:

    Tops!

  8. Candice says:

    I love it!! Thank you so much Ian :D

  9. Candice says:

    This helped me sing through my first bridge!!!! :-)

  10. Gkhristianna says:

    i’m a beginner and well your lessons are really having a remarkable improvement on my voice thanks a lot :)

  11. karina says:

    thank you so much, you are amazing, but id like some more videos =D

  12. hunter says:

    hey ean can u send me a link so i can send u an upload of my sing voice so i can get feed back and then when u give me feed bak let me know what exssersis i should do and if im in my mixxed vaic and what not thank so much

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