Why is My Mix so Weak?
Something that needs to be addressed as soon as possible when beginning serious vocal training is the concept of vocal power
. The majority of new students who come to me who have been singing in more aggressive styles of music will often seek training in order to mitigate the feelings of vocal strain and fatigue as well as ward off potential vocal damage.
Most of these singers have been singing with an excess of certain vocal muscles and breath pressure (often known as singing with too much weight
, pulling the chest voice, or yelling
).Â The first order of business is to get these singers to learn to mix --Â gradually transferring the work load from the chest voice to the head voice as the pitches ascend. In the process of learning to mix, the singer invariably comes to learn that there are muscles within the larynx that have never been used before.
In finding these new concepts of vocal coordination, the volume must be reduced and the all-over weight