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DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
VSA’S FEATURED ARTICLE
WHAT IS MIXED, CROSSOVER OR BLENDED VOICE?
In December’s featured article I will be explaining and talking about mixed, crossover or blended voice. This is for some reason is a very much talked about subject with a lot of debate, discussions and varying opinions. I’m going to explain mixed and blended voice to you as simply and easily as I possibly can so that you can use mixed or blended voice to your advantage to sing so much higher than you are currently able.
Let’s talk facts about mixed or blended voice firstly before we start.
• The mixed or blended voice has only one purpose and that is for you to sing as high as you possibly can and sound like you are in true voice and not falsetto voice, that’s the Number one main point about using mixed or blended voice.
• Mixed, crossover or blended voice is a mixture of true voice and falsetto – yes, they’re blended, meaning technically you were using the two voices simultaneously together to sing up high in a lighter feminine though still singing and sounding like true voice.
• With mixed or blended voice – I highly recommend that you put in a little a sob or cry into the scale, the line that you are singing or the whole song if it is high all the way through similar to Bruno Mars songs. This makes it a lot easier to blend the 2 voices. (I will be discussing more about Crying or sobbing in next Months featured article)
How to develop mixed or blended voice.
When singing up in your higher range preferably with a crying or sobbing technique, try to feel the sound resonate in your soft palette and between your ears. Feel the sound in the middle of the head. Try to sound feminine and lighter, not stronger and chestier. As you are singing higher let your voice thin out and try to blend a little falsetto into your true voice. Please make sure that you’re supporting all note with correct diaphragmatic breath support. Singalong with some artists that use a mixed or blended voice such as Bruno Mars, Arianada Grande, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Beyoncé and Sting from the Police are great examples of blended or mixed voice where they can continually sing very high and still sound like they’re in true voice.
I hope that this explains to you what blended or mixed voice is. Please tune in next month because I’m going to give you some skills and technique on how to develop your blended and mixed voice and to use it to your advantage in songs!
Thanks for reading once again!
VSA FEATURED STUDENT/ARTIST OF THE MONTH – AIRBOURNE
Airbourne are currently selling out shows and playing huge festivals in Europe and South America in support of the fifth and latest album Boneshaker!
Director and principal teacher Peter Vox has the privilege of teaching all three vocalists in Airbourne.
Airborne will not be slowing down in 2020 supporting Metal heavyweights Iron Maiden on there European tour and Alice Cooper on his national Australian tour.
Their first album Runnin’ Wild was one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed debuts in recent rock history, winning the band a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best Debut Album and was nominated for two Aria awards.
The band has since released 1 Live album and 4 full length albums – No Guts No Glory, Black Dog Barking, Breaking Out Of Hell and their latest & 5th album Boneshaker which was released late October this year to huge critical acclaim reverting back to a more raw, less polished rock ‘n’ roll sound. Boneshaker debuted high on all music charts around the world including Number 7 in Germany and Sweden and 14 in their home country of Australia.
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VSA WILL BE OPEN OVER XMAS HOLIDAY SEASON!!
It will be business as usual over the Christmas holiday season at VSA!
VSA will only be closed on the major public holidays. We have Emily, Rients and Anastacia teaching over the holiday season with Rients handling phone and admin duties.
VSA is offering private, group, hour, half day and full day lessons. For more information call 042 2278 289 or http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au
XMAS MASSAGE FROM DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL PETER VOX
MERRY XMAS AND THANK YOU!!
Well it was a huge November! With myself doing the big sing festival and seeing one of my favourite bands, U2 were highlights.
I would first and foremost like to give a heartfelt thank you to all Vox Singing Academy students both past and present! With out YOU we’re NOTHING!
Myself, all the staff and teachers would not be able to be in an industry and profession that gives us all so much joy and happiness. We’re honoured to teach students, not only because we make a difference in their lives and help them acquire their goals and dreams, however big or small. But because of the contribution that these students are making in their and other peoples lives by sharing their gifts and talents with others and audiences.
We at VSA strive not to just make great singers but also Great human beings who are going to contribute and make the music industry and world a better place.
A BIG Thank you to my family, friends, associates and acquaintances both personally and in the music industry.
I would like to thank our loyal and dedicated teaching staff who have continually improve and strive for their personal best for there teaching and personal development! This by far is the best singing team that I have ever assembled (I would send my daughters to these teachers) Ryan, Rients, Danielle, Emily & Anistasia.
Also a special thank you to our administration staff and teachers Danielle, Rients & Susanne for there amazing customer service and support. A special thank you to very important member of our team, our VA Chirag in India.
The future is looking positive in 2020. And I’m very much looking forward to future and what is to come with the many plans I have in the pipe works.
Again we know how hard it is to make a living in the music industry and especially in Australia and for that, from the bottom of my heart, much love, light and respect to everyone that has been involved in my career in the past 27+ years. I am honoured and blessed to be in such a fantastic industry for so long, that has given me so much!
Be careful, be safe but have fun and a fantastic Christmas and 2020 filled with Love, Friends, Family, Laughter and most of all SINGING!
Much respect & Love!
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WELCOMING SUSANNE ARIDI VOX TO THE VSA FAMILY!
All the staff at VSA would like to warmly welcome Susanne Aridi to the VSA family.
Susanne is a singer and musician who is taking singing lessons with director and principal teacher Peter Vox. Susanne’s son Jad is also an accomplished singer also takes singing lessons with Emily at VSA.
Susanne is knowledgeable in all areas of Vox singing academy’s administration and will be taking over Administration duties whilst Danielle is on maternity leave in 2020.
BEST WISHES TO DANIELLE ON HER MATERNITY LEAVE
The VSA family would like to congratulate Danielle Standish Vox on the arrival of her third child and daughter in late 2019 or early 2020.
We all wish you the upmost best for yourself and your newborn.
Danielle will still be handling clerical administration duties for VSA while she is on maternity leave. We look forward to having you back and fully on board when you’re ready.
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SINGING TEACHERS WANTED!
VOX SINGING ACADEMY IS GROWING!
WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!
Are you a confident vocalist and want to share your skills and experience? You must be reliable, friendly and outgoing? Attentive, enthusiastic, and a love of singing? Willing to learn and follow our exclusive syllabus?
– Over 27 years old
– Performed on stage and/or in a recording studio
– Previous teaching experience is beneficial, but not required
– Past and current students welcome to apply.
Free intensive training provided to the right person, with potential to work one to five days a week in VSA studios all over Melbourne and online. We are looking for teachers to teach ASAP at our Dandenong, Bayswater or Carnegie studio.
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