Mixed Voice: What Is It and How To Sing In It
Have you ever heard the term “mixed voice” and wondered what it meant? If so, this article is for you! I am going to explain what mixed voice singing is and how to develop it.
First it’s important to understand that the voice is made up of primarily two vocal registers, which are head and chest voice. To get an in depth understanding of what head and chest voice are, check out this article where I go into detail about each register and give you an exercise to develop each one. For the purposes of this article, just know that your chest voice is the voice you use to speak in and is responsible for lower pitches, and your head voice is used for higher pitches.
When a singer has tapped into their mixed voice, they are able to move from the bottom to the top of their range without there being a drastic difference between their chest and head voice.
If you find that you “crack” or “flip” on your way up a scale, then it’s likely that you need to work on developing your mix. Keep in mind that a mix is the ability to sing with the muscles that are involved in both head and chest voice, so before you start trying to build your mix, make sure your head and chest voice are developed.
Watch this video beginning at 1:46 to help you develop your mix!
Also, don’t forget to download my free warm up guide to help you warm up on a daily basis! It includes free warm ups that you can download and use at any time!
I hope you found this to be helpful!