Sunday, 3 December , 2017

The IVA Method –  The “MIX” techniqueThe IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing, and bringing at his top from opera singers like Tito Schipa, Beniamino Gigli, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi and Luciano Pavarotti.In contemporary music this technique is used by more than 130 grammy award winners,broadway stars and popock icons (Michael Jackson, Beyoncè, Celine Dion, Steve Perry, Stevie Wonder ecc).

 The goal of this technique is to train singers who can sing with a balance voice through allt he registers, without vocal breaks in the “passages”,with a smooth voice from the bottom to the top of the range and without any strain and changing in quality sound from the low notes to the high notes.

With IVA Method the singer could:

  • Expand hisher vocal range
  • Get more vocal stamina
  • Obtain a good knowledge to challenge more than a genre
  • Get more control on the voice
  • Controlling the vibrato
  • Singing with a neutral larynx posture without strain the voice
  • Keep a good vocal health

MIX Technique application

Every students has it’s own tendency.daniele calimera coach

For example there are students who push as more as they can their chest voice straining the voice in order to reach the high notes, or students who sings with a breathy voice without any power, or also students who reach a certain note in his range and then break the voice into falsetto. Applying focused and specific vocalizations , the singer start feeling the difference since the first lesson. The student will start to understand very quickly the difference between a balanced sound and a strangle sound.That’s why we work on the Cause-Effects principle.The technique aims to achieve a balance of voice (“MIX” VOICE) to maintain a constant balance between the registers and to maintain the homogeneity of the voice. The technique is based on the perception of cause and effect rather than descriptive (“put the sound mask”, “supports the sound”, “raises the soft palate”) as the latter it tends to confuse the student. The principle of cause and effect works because the body receives and registers more sensory experiences rather than the description of the experience itself.