HSCOUL Posted January 11, 2014 Share Posted January 11, 2014 Hi there I am a vocalist studying at the Bristol Institute of Modern Music. We are currently studying areas of specialism in the voice. Basically, we choose an area we struggle with when it comes to singing, or an area of the voice to improve on, that will benefit us as vocalists. I have been singing for about 3 years now and i have always struggled with my mix voice...I am very much influenced by Rock styles of singing, and i am inspired by vocalist such as Robert Plant (Led Zep) and Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), who both possess a very strong chest mix and power head sound. I aspire to create these sounds and do sing Rock quite regularly, but i know something isn't right with my technique! As a student and performer i am also required to be versatile and i am required to cover a wide range of styles and artists. I feel like i am stuck in once place at the moment and i am always trying to avoid songs in the chest mix range, as i just get so frustrated! This leaves me limited to what i can and choose to sing! I am fully aware that i am a vocalist who has a strong tendency to over compress and strain. I understand where my mix is, but the tone that is created is so different to my chest and head. I feel it sounds...pathetic, really! Far too weak, nasal and whiny, i would love my mix to sound rich and full! Hence the reason i avoid using it and tend to see how far i can push my chest voice!.....I have spoken to my vocal tutor many times about this problem, and he has offered some light onto how i can solve the problem. He has given me many exercises to work on, and how to apply them to my technical practice, they are great and i find myself being able to do these exercises with a little bit more freedom and understanding, but when it comes to singing the songs, it's like a whole different story and the stress and tension comes back. I was just looking for some other advice and to find out a bit about other peoples experience with tackling the mix voice. How would you approach the mix voice? Any beneficial exercises/programs? How to reduce strain and tension? How to improve the tone of the mix sound? Many thanks for reading and i look forward to your response! Hannah Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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