Learn to Sing in Mixed Voice
Author: Sarah Walther
There are a lot of terms found in the internet about singing, describing how people are supposed to learn to sing and one of those is the word mixed voice. For those people who are not aware of the word mixed voice, it tell you now. Mixed voice is a combination of head voice and chest voice, this is a strong and at the same time subtle approach to singing that uses good techniques including proper vocal chord usage, proper posture and breath control. You must first know what is chest and head voice all about before you can learn to sing in mixed voice.
Tenors sing from in what we call chest voice. Tenor singers use almost entire of their body to be able to reach all those notes. To work out on those notes, they use their diaphragm, lungs, even their arms and legs. Head voice is very much different compared to chest voice, because you can use head voice even while you are lying down or even while you are seating. This type of voice is about shallow breathing and simple sounds. Tenor voice is much more complicated compared with head voice.
Now if you want to learn to sing mixed voice, you must be able to use both the voice at once. This type of voice is use by pop singers aside from Britney Spears who is classified as a head voice singer. Mixed voice allow pop singers to have a large voice range and power to perform on stage.
If you want to be able to sing with a very loud band and with a very loud crowd, you need to be able to learn to sing in mixed voice so that you will have stage presence and people can hear you. Below are steps on how to learn to sing in mixed voice
First you need to learn to sing a lot of scale exercises both at the top and bottom of your vocal range. Observe which notes you sing in your chest, or lower voice and which you sing in your head or high voice.
Second is identify your vocal bridge. Vocal bridge are the notes you have a difficulty singing comfortably and clearly in chest or head voice.
The third step is to experiment with different vocal exercises singing the notes in your bridge range. You must try each note on different vowel sounds.
The next step is vocalize with the vowel sounds that created resonance in your bridge zone. Find your middle voice by moving the notes in the lower end of the range up and out of your chest and more into your face. Focus on moving the placement for the higher notes from the head voice to the front of your mouth. The key to creating good resonance is the placement of the middle voice.
The last step in learning to sing in mixed voice is by adding words to the sounds you are creating and incorporate them into full melody.