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.
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!
Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.