Mixed Voice? Mix Voice? Navigating the passaggio?
If you've been watching my videos, you may know that I'm not a huge fan of the term "mixed voice" - while I think the concept can be helpful for some, it implies that there is a way to mix the two registers or modes that are commonly referred to as head voice and chest voice.
That said, some singers don't notice a big shift as they transition through their passaggio or break between head voice and chest voice, while some really can feel the difference. Often, singers want to disguise their "break", and therefore was the acoustic sensation of a "mixed voice". I think it's important to understand AND to feel what is happening. Check out the videos below for great exercises to navigate the vocal passaggio (vocal break) and work on a smooth transition that some people refer to as "mixed voice".