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This lesson is just a basic outline of how to tackle screaming in order to develop your voice into something you can call your own and be proud of. I try to explain why learning through techniques is very harmful. The basic philosophy I take towards screaming is to just apply age-old singing concepts to a heavier form of vocal work. The video features a sample from Wrong Side by Strapping Young Lad.
Turns out I haven't invented this :( It is called Fry vocals. Most of the vides on youtube seem to be pretty naff at explaining how to do this technique, and i hope this video isn't one of them! Using the space between normal singing and falcetto singing, it utilises both the false and forward vocal chords, and makes them vibrate at the same time, whilst pushing air through them. It isn't your typical screamo or growl stuff, and it takes some getting used to due to the tone and timbre of the sound produced, but my band will be experimenting with this technique in the future, so look out for it on some of our tracks.
By popular request I now try to discern between these two methods of achieving low notes WITHOUT using the normal full voice technique (that technique can be found in my bass videos).
1. Elvis Presley uses vocal fry at the end of this clip. The sound is produced from the throat only and hence it is weak by nature but a good microphone can of course amplify it so it can almost sound like a full voice note. The song is "Hurt" which features a splendid A4 by elvis but live he often took it up to B4.
2. Joe Brinkley from Promised Land Quartet goes down to Eb1 but that last note is a good example of vocal fry. The Ab1 before and after seems not to be fry though. from song "When I make it".
3. The vocalist growling in the 3rd clip is Henri Villberg from the Finnish band Rapture. The song is "Nameless". This technique uses the chest but the vocal chords have been too much pressurised (the sound is distorted) and this will cause coughing after a few seconds for the untrained growler. well trained growling does not seem to be damaging to the voice but I myself try to avoid using this technique too much. I´ve noticed that the chords adapt to this strain with time though. The picture is american wrestler "The Undertaker" whose apparition fits this singing style I think.
4. Eric Adams from Manowar singing in a less strained growling style. This adds grit and "warriorness" to the singing. Song is "Loki".
Frying is all about SLOWERING the sound while normal chest voice is all about LOWERING the sound as low down in the chest as possible.