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Mix Voice Booster

Mix Voice Booster

Welcome to Bohemian Vocal Studio’s Mix Booster warmup. In this premium warmup I’ll show you a step-by-step process for mixed voice singing and the key to finding middle voice, along with discussing the physical mechanics involved in mix voice singing in an extensive tutorial that features 4 exclusive video lessons. This booster warmup will share some of the most powerful mix voice techniques and concepts along with specially tailored mixed voice exercises that over time will allow you to sing with a powerful and pleasant middle tone and ultimately lead the path for developing belting technique too.

Booster warmups are intended as an addition to the Foundation and Growth 101 singing courses or personal coaching with Kegan here at Bohemian Vocal Studio. You can also join as a basic member to use these booster warmups and tools like the vowel translator – but do keep in mind all the ‘meat and potatoes’ information and tutorials are contained within the Foundation 101 singing course, which I recommend you start with.

Mix voice itself is a central blend of resonance between chest and head voice that not only allows you to connect chest and head voice in a fluid way, but also allows you to retain the rich depth and pleasant tone of chest voice while making use of the extensive range afforded by your head register. Are you ready to find your mix? Lets get started. If you’re a premium member, you can log in below – otherwise, you can join us to access the mix voice booster here.

Lesson 1. What is Mixed Voice?

Mixed voice is a blend of chest resonance and head resonance. It’s a common misconception that chest voice is a ‘muscle’ and that head voice is a ‘muscle’. While there is a partnership between weight and tension in the TA and CT muscles, the thyroarytenoid and the cricothyroid which thicken and stretch the vocal folds respectively, these muscles do not directly reflect the form of resonance you are making use of. As an example, middle voice often uses partial contraction of the TA and partial use of the CT muscles – they are not exclusively linked to either register.

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If you have any questions about the exercises and techniques in the middle voice booster, you’re welcome to leave any feedback or questions in the ‘leave a reply’ box below.

Conclusion and Mixed Voice Examples

Mixed voice occurs when you develop a blend of both chest and head resonance at the same time through the middle of your voice – somewhat like a gradient. The biggest issues that many singers face with learning how to sing in mixed voice is the misconception that mixed voice is “high chest voice” and that it should retain the feeling of chest voice. Remember, chest voice isn’t a muscle – it’s a form of resonance’. A common issue that beginner singers experience is the expectation of a ‘shift’ between chest and head voice, or a ‘switch’ in the physical mechanism between weight and tension (the TA and CT muscles), when in actual fact their vocal break occurs due to shift in resonance between chest and head. By allowing appropriate resonant space through the middle of your range and using the tools and exercises. Using this booster along with the Vowel Translator and Consonant Guide will be an absolute game changer for your voice!

I’ll leave you with an example of middle voice singing in the following clip.

If you haven’t already signed up to the Foundation 101 singing course, this is a great place to start building a powerful and rock solid foundation for your voice. Foundation in singing really is like the foundation of a house, the concrete slab that your range and tone are built upon. When you’re ready to take your mixed voice singing to the next level, you’re welcome to book a Skype Session with me and we’ll work towards extending your range and developing a blend of resonance in your middle voice.

If you have any questions about the middle voice booster or how to sing in mixed voice, you’re welcome to leave any feedback or questions below!

11 thoughts on “Mix Voice Booster

  1. Hi Kegan,
    The projection technique really worked for me and I’m able to hit notes effortlessly that were previously a huge effort! One question, I notice a dryness at the upper area at the back of my throat after singing this way. Could that be down to improper technique?
    Cheers,
    Mike

    1. Awesome Mike – that’s a great sign.

      Hm, the dry throat isn’t likely related to projection, and probably more to do with improper chord closure or even excess aspiration of air – remember how to set up posture and breathing?

      Let me know how it goes…

      K

  2. I studied for this course a month with a break of a week.

    What I noticed about my voice:
    – Definitely it became easier and more convenient for me to sing.
    – I began to feel my voice much better and healthier.
    – I think too much about the vocal technique and found in the course very effective instruments for the development of voice. Nothing more, just really working technology. It made a lot of free space in my brain:)
    – I really like the fact that the exercise takes about 15 minutes – it very quickly puts the voice in the desired settings.

    I am very grateful to Kegan for creating such a convenient and effective tool.

    1. I was also very surprised by the fact that there is no need for 12 DVD with different exercises in order to really effectively develop voice.

      1. Oh yeah – I often have people ask for an extensive exercise and scale list and I just shake my head. Intention and HOW you practice is actually more important than WHAT you practice.

        You could even build a powerful and incredible voice just using one scale and one exercise – I’m yet to find anyone to test this theory though ha.

  3. I think this course and the support booster course help me so much to fix my voice, they complement each other very well. I’ve struggled with singing during 5 years and now I can feel my voice different, but also I’m feeling that I’m singing like “trying to sound like Chris Cornell”. I’m not feeling any pain or tension in my throat or anywhere else, so it’s not like faking my voice, to illustrate what I’m doing (also based on of what you are trying to make us understand) it’s like sounding very nasally at first and then open the mouth vertically, so my voice is no longer nasally but retains the brightness of the nasal cavity, and I’m feeling that brightness in the back of my mouth, that’s what I understand of this course, well I don’t know if I’m right, I did a large research over these years, video after video and after all of that, this is all I can say: I feel my voice freer and different right now, but like I said, now is like trying to sound like someone else but without the tension and the struggling in the voice. I’d like to share more of this on a live conversation with you Kegan, but because of the language barrier that I have (I can write but not speak fluent english), so I’d like you to give me some feedback of this comment, that will help me so much. Thanks for your courses and all your knowledge.

    Diego.

    1. Hey Diego! Thanks for the kind words – I’m pleased you’re seeing ongoing progress with the premium courses and tools! Absolutely, that’s correct – it’s a natural and balanced brightness, not a nasty nasality or forced/spread sound. It takes time to become friends with your real voice, because often it has a different tonal quality to the one you were struggling with, hence why you’re picking up on the bright and powerful resonance as a ‘Chris Cornell’ sound – when in fact it’s simply natural resonance, which he, and now you, are using. Stylistic choice does come into it once you’ve build and grown your foundation, so as you develop your own approach and delivery, you’ll start to form your own identity – sure, with influences, but it will be “your” voice.

      All the best!

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