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Old 05-19-2004, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Screaming

hey im starting up a band with some of my friends, and were lookin to be metal/rapcore kinda stuff like slipknot. but my point is, does anyone have any tips on how to scream like that? plz help
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Screaming Techniques.

Does anyone have any good screaming techniques. I am fairly good as singing, I am just not sure on screaming, It always sounds horrible when I do it. I occassionally get a good scream out, but then I can't quickly dodge back to singing. I am looking for a more high pitched scream, not a deep scream. But both are fine, any tips?
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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tips that i have picked up:

if you can, take some singing lessons. if not to learn how to sing in tune, then to get a grasp of proper breathing techniques to get more control and projection out of your voice... and hopefully avoid giving yourself a migrane after every gig.

practice. scream loud, then not so loud....move your vocal cords around...control them. try screaming with your tounge in different parts of your mouth, that might make a different sound... maybe try and find a high pitch and low pitch screams, learn how to control that sound as well. try really opening your throat up when you yell - like you're yawning.

but don't force sound out, it can be too big of a strain on your vocal chords.

but practice is really the key to getting better at screaming.

drinking water can also help.
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea I used to have the screaming down great. Then I went to a concert (the guys in my sig) and ripped the crap out of something. My voice has never been the same. Its been about 5 months now. I've given up on the screams.
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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too many bands scream, its novelty has worn, just practice your writing, sometimes the right phrasing can be far more cutting than monosylabic words screamed through 11 level amps.

(I know this anti-topic, but im trying to offer solace to those of us whose screams leave us voiceless for days)
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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big3 do u ever hav anything positive to say?
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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just do it. alot. you need to build up vocal strength. also in order to go higher or lower practice just bottoming out your voice.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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just shout
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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turn all the amps up and tell your drummer to bang the **** out of the drums. Turn down the vocals just enough so you have to scream to be heard. That'll do it. After a few days practicing like that, youre vocal chords will be stronger than ever. Eventually you wont even need a PA.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pastor of muppets
big3 do u ever hav anything positive to say?
How'd I end up here to begin with? I don't know.
Why do I start what I can't finish?
Oh please, don't barrage me with questions to all those ugly answers.
My ego's like my stomach- it keeps shitting what I feed it.
But maybe I don't want to finish anything anymore..
maybe I can wait in bed 'til she comes home. and whispers....

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Remember kids: It's only real metal if the vocalist sounds like he's vomiting up a fetus. \m/
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