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Mix (Voce Chiusa, Close Timbre): What It Is And Effective Ways To Induce It

Thursday 16th June 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

Close timbre or voce chiusa is equivalent to what is referred to in CCM styles as mix.

These terms all refer to the acoustic register in which the sung pitch is less than one octave below the first resonance of the vowel being sung.

Vowels have about an octave of close timbre before arriving in whoop timbre, the point at which the sung pitch matches the first resonance of the vowel being sung.

Mastering mix or close timbre is essential to the smooth negotiation of range.

The cause, sounds (auditory targets) and sensations (somatosense) of mix or voce chiusa will be described, and effective strategies offered for its training, independent of genre.

Ken Bozeman

Kenneth Bozeman, BM, MM,Professor Emeritus of Music, taught at Lawrence University for 42 years where he chaired the voice department and from...

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