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Is this my head or mixed voice??
July 22, 2015
11:08 am
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Neversoberkid
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I have been a curious student of singing for a long time on my own now. Basically scoured the Internet videos/forums, etc and practiced on songs that I like to cover.

The way I sing has consistently change with every new information/tip I discover from said media, I used to always(I'm pretty sure) pull chase only. Now the thing is I'm not sure if I have actually found my mixed or head voice yet. I no longer feel easily fatigued/tired much when singing the way I do today, but my tone is not something I'm a fan of. I'm hoping you guys can point me in the right direction. Like what I'm doing wrong,etc.

This is a cover of a 3 Days Grace song, Lost in You. In the Bridge section, I sing in what I myself call a mixed voice, though I'm not sure what it really is. It just doesn't sound like my pure chest voice, which is why I call it mixed because it also doesn't sound like the pure operatic head voice, but then again, tone sounds quite disconnected to me. I'd like to improve on that part.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uy8695n4g9abfnj/Lost%20in%20You.mp3?dl=0

July 22, 2015
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that's a mixed voice. to improve it you need to work on adding more chest into the balance so it doesn't get wobbly, without falling out of that mixed spot you found and getting stuck in pure chest again. It's not easy, you won't learn it overnight, I've been taking lessons for years to address this issue. Take your time, if you try to shortcut the process you will just hit a wall later on. Just focus on training a more powerful mix correctly over time - if you can take lessons with a teacher that will speed up the process a lot because they'll make sure you don't go down the wrong track and develop bad habits that catch up with you. Most of my training time has been spent undoing such habits in order to even get close to getting into this more solid mix properly.

July 23, 2015
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Thanks for your post Owen! Any and all replies are appreciated by yours truly. 🙂

It's great to know that is actually my mixed voice, albeit lacking in chest resonance if I understand you correctly. This is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. At least some direction in which to work at - now I know I lack chest resonance and can begin fixing the problem from there, rather than aimlessly try and find yet another sound.

I was almost ready to experiment and begin to force some chest into falsetto to get what I want so thanks for saving me from what I'm sure is not what I'm looking for.

July 23, 2015
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I never said "chest resonance", when I mean "chest" I just mean that feeling of stability you get when you are in your chest voice. That's what you need to just bring up a little bit more into your mix, but even though that sounds simple it's probably going to take a good amount of time until you do it fully and correctly.

September 16, 2015
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I second Owen. He didn't say chest resonance 🙂 Work on your chest and head voice separately, and little by little you will find that the mix is more stable. You will be able to add a bit more fold adduction and it will sound "chestier" and will feel more stable and easier.

( Also I couldn't download your file )

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