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  • Does Anyone Teach Metal/Screamo Style? (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Eliza Fyfe on March 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve been asked probably for the 3rd time now about heavy metal/screamo which I don’t cover. Does anyone else?! I sort of don’t agree with screamo… it doesn’t sound healthy! I think distorted vocals like the raspy, croaky vocal or the growl is nice to chuck in… but that’s my limit.

    Ruth Adamson replied 10 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Avoided this one so far… but would be interested to know!

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    What I would probably do is say something along the lines of “I’m a singing teacher not a screaming teacher so I can’t teach you to scream . There are people out there who specialise in that kind of thing, but unfortunately I’m not one of them. What I can say for sure though, is, that no matter who you go to, overly distorted vocals will never be the sign of a very balanced voice, and thus should be treated as a “sometimes food” kind of thing. If you have to do distorted vocals on stage, then it’s important that you do fully balanced vocal exercises in between that will keep your vocal folds well conditioned and healthy so that you can aim to avoid losing your voice and general fatigue. These are the things I can teach you.” And leave it at that. If that’s not what they’re looking for, it’s better that they find someone else anyway I think…

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I get a lot of rockers wanting a raspy gravel to their voice would be interesting to find some techniques

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I’m just going to start saying: Clean only. Nothing dirty. Thanks.

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Haha nothing dirty

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Theres a blog article about rasp by Chris Johnson vocal coach the naked vocalist somewhere on one of his blog articles I sent it to one of my students then he came back with a bit of rasp so it must have worked lol

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I also asked a screamer how he got his voice like that after cringing all the way through his gig

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    He said he would literally just scream for a bit until it started to hurt then rest it.. Like going to the gym and tearing the muscles – he must have screamed for what half an hour on and off maybe more? Crazy

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