Day 23: Mix voice

From: 30 Day Beginner Course with Camille
by Camille van Niekerk

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Today’s lesson is all about mixed voice. It can take a while to develop, while it comes naturally to some singers. I will begin by showing you what exactly mixed voice is, and then teach you how to find it in your own voice with a few exercises. Remember, this is a more advanced technique, but it’s something you can develop if you keep practicing!
  • What it is: explain and demonstrate
  • Practice: Holler at a baseball game
  • Exercise: Holler – WOAH (pattern: 5-3-1) 
  • Find mix from chest voice: MUM or BUH 
  • Find mix from head voice: NG or NYAH 
  • Use vocal fry 
  • Don’t: get discouraged! Mix voice can take a long time to develop. Some of us are natural mixers, and others aren’t. Keep at it, and the coordination will develop. 
  • Exercise: NYAH (pattern: 5-3-4-2-1)


Day 23 - Alto - Baby Cry 'WAH'
Day 23 - Alto - 'NYAH'
Day 23 - Bass - Baby Cry 'WAH'
Day 23 - Bass - 'NYAH'
Day 23 - Soprano - Baby Cry 'WAH'
Day 23 - Soprano - 'NYAH'
Day 23 - Tenor - Baby Cry 'WAH'
Day 23 - Tenor - 'NYAH'


Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.