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)
BRUNO MARS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MIXED & BLENDED VOICE
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!