Mixed voice simply means middle voice. The overlap of the chest resonance and the head resonance.
A great exercise for finding your mix is the cat’s meow sound…….or change it to neow to make it a little easier.
Pay attention to the feel. The “e” should feel near your nose…or your front teeth. The “ow” will follow through with more sound coming out the mouth.
If you feel strain in the throat you can either lower the pitch, or decrease the volume.
Find the spot in your voice where you feel comfortable making this “neow” sound and take the sound higher. Notice I say it is a sound……you are not singing.
Try gliding from a comfortable “neow” into a higher pitch. You should be in a mix if you can do this.
Ladies, aim for G above middle C to the B flat or high C. Men aim for a D above middle C and glide up into the G.
How did it go? Can you do it?