Mix Singing

• Is suitable for all styles of singing
• Quickly helps you understand the singing process
• Helps you sing with ease in a clear, connected, strong and natural voice
• Eliminates the “breaks”
• Balances the tone throughout your range
• Increases your range
• Eliminates sudden changes of tone or character
• Ensures vocal flexibility
• Ensures your voice will do its job and last the distance

A Brief Introduction into Singing Mix

The goal of singing mix is to teach you a way of using your voice freely and clearly anywhere in your range, with all of your words clearly understood. This technique guarantees an effortless use of your voice, allowing full and artistic expression with one tone, one connected voice (in other words, no breaks).

The mix technique is versatile because it supports every style of music. It is the foundation upon which all singers can build their own style and unique artistry. We do not teach what to sing, but how to sing-- the mix can be applied to pop, rock, musical theater, country, opera, or the latest hybrid yet to be named.

How the voice works:

The larynx, the bump in the middle of the neck below the chin, rises up during the swallowing process. However, the larynx is also home to the vocal cords. A lifted larynx while singing results in tension, distortion of the words, and disconnection of the voice commonly referred to as a “break”. Most singers in an effort to belt or to sing in their “natural” voice are actually straining, using these outer swallowing muscles to produce their desired sound, resulting in a high, or strained, larynx. This is very damaging to the vocal cords.

Singing mix enables you to keep the larynx relaxed and stable (eliminating the outer muscle activity) as you sing through your entire vocal range--as well as through every vowel and consonant combination. The goal is to train the vocal cords to make the adjustment of balancing with the flow of air. As a result, the singer will produce the proper resonance shifts through their bridges with no breaks or glitches, resulting in a freer tone. This tone will contain a balance of top, middle, and bottom harmonic qualities, like a good stereo system. So, basically the result is that you can sing easily through your entire range with freedom and ease and still be conversational and natural.