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my mixed voice lacks range...any way to extend it?

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Ah... recovered well from a chesty cough. Each day gets easier, as each previous day, singing wad pretty hard due to my inconsistent airflow.

Now, i got jesse nemitz's top 7 dvd/cd. I'm making steady progress with developing cord closure (by creating a vocal fry then doing a wee sound or goo or hoo) and etc.

so, as jesse said, if you have good breath pressure or control, singing would become easy and high notes easier. my coach does tell me that i breathe correctly but airflow is slightly inconsistent. It also means high notes would not come to me. any advice?

and when i do the consistent airflow exercise, i need to sing as i high can with my mix but without tension. i try, but it just gives up easily and early and transistion to head voice.

any advice would be greatly appreciated!

--Lui

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Im not able to but i can explain as best as i can.

I think my mixed voice is C below Middle C to E. The exercises in the top 7, jesse nemitz says to go as high in my mix as i can without tension... with the airflow exercise.

I think I should work on cord closure because my head voice is quite weak, which should give me a foundation for my high mix. i can hit a high c in my head voice, easily...

hope i explained it right...

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Im not able to but i can explain as best as i can.

I think my mixed voice is C below Middle C to E. The exercises in the top 7, jesse nemitz says to go as high in my mix as i can without tension... with the airflow exercise.

I think I should work on cord closure because my head voice is quite weak, which should give me a foundation for my high mix. i can hit a high c in my head voice, easily...

hope i explained it right...

i'd like to help but without a sample it'd pretty hard.

i'm not familiar with jesse's program.

what specifically is your goal?

are you just starting out?

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If you're recovering from a nasty cold, there could still be some cord swelling. That tends to take away some of the shimmer in the voice, resulting in a slightly 'warmer' sound. If you notice this in your low range, then fuggettaboutit.... give yourself time to fully recover...

If you're recovered and still having difficulty singing through the passagio and far into your upper range... it could be an issue of tension/space/etc... likely a combination of things.

I mix up to C5's most of the time... except when I'm sick... Last week, being sick as a dog, I only went to an A. After that I do descending falsetto work starting on Eb5, though the day I was sick I started on a C5 lol.. oh, the pain! I never push the edges of the voice, but work until there's a touch of tension.. it's not an issue of range... I've sung tons of Eb5 in mixed voice in rock, but.. if the C isn't 100% free, what's the point? Reinforcing tension hinders progress. It's the last thing a singer working on a mixed voice technique should be striving for.

..edited for clarification..

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