How to improve middle voice
Improving your middle voice, or ‘building your mix’ as it’s sometimes called, is an often confusing task – especially when it’s a concept some do naturally, some do not! If you’ve ever taken singing lessons, or bought a singing course, and you followed it to the letter, practised every day of the week and alas, to no avail… then Middle Voice is the secret to finally making the gains in your voice that you know are SO close, but just. aren’t. happening.
What is middle voice? For middle voice to make any sense to you, it’s important that you first understand the vocal chord coordinations known as ‘chest voice’ and ‘head voice’ and how they dictate your frequencies and where you vocal breaks occur (yes, you have MORE than one vocal break!) – I like to think of head voice as “full length” vocal chords, and if we’re singing in “chest voice”, then we need more pressure to make our vocal chords vibrate. Now, the issue with this is that we often get to a point where the notes we want to hit are JUST out of our capabilities in chest voice, and our voices ‘flip’ into a rather weak and breathy sound, which is actually just a poor “head voice” coordination.
I like to think of “head voice” as “zipped up” vocal chords, where they have gathered together to make a MUCH smaller opening than our booming Chest voices, which sure, makes it a ton easier to hit that tricky pitch, but alas, lacks any of the depth and warmth associated with a ‘chest’ tone.
Herein lies the problem, AND the solution! Middle Voice. Did you know that your vocal chords can actually make ANOTHER often overlooked coordination called “middle” or “mix”? No? Yes? Well, it’s actually pretty simple to achieve, and best of all, it actually CONNECTS your low range (chest voice) AND your high range (head voice) by way of sliding between the two rather than ‘jumping’ when the pressure gets to much. And what if we want to know how to improve middle voice? Well, that’s super easy too!
I’ve put together a SUPER simple tutorial on HOW to achieve a really killer middle voice coordination and trust me, when you work this out your voice will absolutely explode with colour and range!
Are you read to take your middle voice to the next level and POWER UP your full vocal range, sing ANY song you want and in ANY vocal range – do you want to learn how to improve middle voice? You can book a session with me now and I’ll show you how to do it with YOUR unique voice type!
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