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By Christian Kragsig Johansen 1
before you start screaming. my throat is way better the next day. Warm-up It’s a good thing to start out singing a bit before you even start screaming. I only drink water. I can easily take a soda before a show. with your mouth closed. the strings will eventually break. Let’s put it this way: If you’re playing a guitar and just keep stroking the strings 24/7. since it dries out my throat too much. I’m only telling you this so you won’t lose hope after 2 weeks. Take in some air and try hum even harder. do it again and open your mouth and you should make some sort of harsh sound. The only thing I would never drink before I scream is coffee. and that’s the idea of the way you breathe. it’s not good for your voice or throat. Drink: I recommend normal temperature water. but I’m pretty sure you won’t sound shit. notice how it feels like vibrating. my throat had to get used to these sorts of vocals. Hopefully you will discover that your abs will go in. (not ice cold or hot). You never go wrong with water. actually took me some time before it didn’t even hurt. Screaming is like shouting. but when I do. the dangerous thing is that you can’t replace the string. This is not a thing I could do right from the beginning. if you take a beer/soda or whatever. Be careful! Breathing technique: The best way I can explain the way you breathe while screaming/growling/yelling is this: Try to make a “hum” sound. if you do it for 24 hours a day. the vibration should also vibrate even more. But in between songs or if I have to get something down in the middle of a song. while doing so. The reason is that your voice gets warmed up. That’s the idea of screaming. Nothing comes easy.Before you start: When I started out. since it’s your vocal chords. It’s because your diaphragm is relaxing and pushing air out from your nose. I’m not saying you should sing like an angel or anything. It takes time. I’m not a guy with loads of theory behind screaming. 2 . I sing for about 5-10 minutes before I make 1 single scream. but you will get there if you have the patience. I admit that I don’t do this every time. can’t really tell the difference. The more you increase the “hum” volume. Now. This issue has a lot of views on what is best unfortunately.
Make sure when you breathe in. I think you will get a much better idea. In other words. But if you want to know fully what it is. freaking Google it! Exercise: When I started out. If it gets to easy. I could go way more into details. I couldn’t hold my screams/growls for very long. Step 3: Breathe it out for 3 seconds.3 seconds 3 * Remember that your chest can’t move. that the air should not fill your chest. Keep the hands on your chest to make sure. increase the seconds. I’m on 7-8 seconds today. why it is so important to use it. while doing the “Hum” sound. that the abs goes in. if you have made a random search on YouTube or Google about how to scream/growl. Step 1: Take the air in slowly for 3 seconds. so you get the idea. (NOT YOUR CHEST). that it doesn’t move at all. maybe 2-3 seconds. So what is a diaphragm.3 Seconds 3: Breath out . Basically what it does is that it helps you sing and scream and growl. The way to get better for holding them longer is. when you breathe out/Scream/Growl/Yell). to practice how much pressure and how much air you should let out. (Try breathing out. Hold your hands on your chest. and loads of other stuff. try 5 seconds.Diaphragm: I bet you have heard the word diaphragm before. your stomach gets out. 1: Breath in . and why is it so important to use? Your diaphragm is your most important breathing muscle. but your stomach instead. If this is something you can do very easily. I have one exercise for that. only your abs .3 seconds 2: Hold it . but in my next exercise in breathing. Step 2: Hold the air for 3 seconds.
Getting a better sound: The more you practice and doing your screaming and growling vocals. Mitch Lucker. because how should you generate more pressure. So let me put it this way. (It makes it more “Gutturalish/deathcoreish”. but with time and some practice. So with that said. it sounds very raspy and very low in volume. Growl: . because my body got used to screaming. I’m pretty sure you’re doing it wrong. I personally sounded very raspy when I started out. .Sometimes I stick my tongue up in the palate. . But of course you need to experiment a lot with your shapes and pressure points. when you press with your diaphragm.If your mom/neighbor or whoever lives close. so for me it just came naturally. usually my band mates hold their fingers in their ears. Whisper screaming is when you’re screaming without any support from your diaphragm. It’s really loud in volume. my voice naturally became better and got a better sound. when you press with your diaphragm. how you can sound like ex.Shape: Round. 4 . So it’s pretty easy to tell if you whisper scream: . It’s also a great example why a scream won’t work if you fill up your chest with air instead of your stomach. the more by time your vocal chords will get used to the pressure. So I can’t tell you straight out. . when I do it. Didn’t really change my technique when my voice started to change. when I Yell/Scream/Growl. doesn’t complain about the volume of your screaming.Try to sound deeper. And with that comes a better sound. Whisper Screaming: This is sadly one of the many things I’ve seen on Youtube.Try to sound lighter. I personally think that a better sound comes along the way.Shape: Wide open.This exercise helps you understand how your body works while screaming.A mind thing that helps me is to look down. that a lot of people do wrong. if you don’t fill it up with air? . Austin Carlile etc. to a doctor or something. We all have our different voices. Like when you say “ah”. Scream: . The best way to sound good in screaming vocals is to find your own style. . in my opinion).This method is used in every single harsh vocal I do. We don’t have the same mouth or same body.
Dragon ball) is charging his Ki). like when a girl is having intercourse. and don’t get annoyed if you can’t get your scream to hold that long as you want to. it doesn’t work that way.Your own talking voice . I bet some of you have tried to make a moaning sound. Know your limits: Don’t get frustrated if you can’t get the right amount of pressure out. since we all have different voices. so you really need to experiment here. Just take a break and try again the next day. I can explain how it is done.is almost in front of every word I yell.(If that makes any sense at all). (For. but kind of putting your own voice into it and getting away with all that crunchy sound.Yelling: I can do loads of different yells. just with way more pressure from your diaphragm. also have to be pretty freaking hard. This sort of vocals takes time. Rome wasn’t built on 1 day . and you can’t just learn this in 2 weeks. So the shape can be anything. The pressure from my diaphragm in my case. All combined! In a way you can say it’s like screaming. Now things are going to get kinky since it’s the best way.) 5 . Notice that a yell is the same as a singing voice. my yells have the same pressure place as that. Also notice that the yelling scream. lows. much more than the growling and screaming. of course you have to exaggerate the moan (A LOT). highs and mids. fun obviously!) Well. So a good practice word in yelling would of course be: “HAAAAAAAAA!” (Yeah like when Son Goku (f. is a lot more critic to your breathing. A yell is like: . Everyone has a different yelling voice.Scream . Also the sound “HHH”.Yell (“like: HEYYY YOU!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!!”). like a singing voice. You voice will be more and more used to this by time. your yelling voice can be VERY different than mine.
but I just didn’t think my screams/growls sounded good anymore.My voice is gone? I can’t scream anymore? My vocals sound wired: I had to deal with this issue one time in my life. If you’re going to have this problem. I hope you enjoyed reading this! Write how this helped you. if you want something. You have to figure out where your own style is.facebook. I bet that almost every single screamer out there have their own opinions & techniques. and if I could get the sound I have now. on my wall on my Facebook page! www. and where your pressure points are. The Best Teacher Is You! This world. only YOU! Can discover that yourself! So practice people! Not much more into it! I didn’t have a teacher. To be honest I don’t know what happened. Not much else I can say about this. but I took 1 week rest. And in a way. I can’t tell you that. have so many different screaming techniques. you have to work for it. I just recommend taking a big break.com/Metalhead7323 If it didn’t help… I’m so Sorry! 6 . and it came back afterwards slowly. why shouldn’t you? Nothing comes easy in life.
what was the hardest for you or easiest out of all? Read page 3. till it sounds good? It depends how dedicated you are. I rushed into it. abs goes in and out. I’m pretty sure that you’re “Whisper Screaming”. It's a lot cooler. You can simply feel it. that you are talking about the Chelsea grin style here. About my highs “It’s the technique that I call “yelling”.Questions: Philipp Graf How long does it take. the more I think it is possible. chest stands still. Read page 5. But I also found out that making your own sound is a lot more interesting. but find your own sound. the sound is pretty straight forward to get. since you always find new styles to play with. I’m pretty sure. is to hold the screams long. So I just gave up but now I'm working on trying to get my growls the same pitch as his because that's what my band is looking for. Sadly I could never get the sound like Jake from ABR. but keeping it all in a flow. Pretty easy to figure out. Bartosz Sagan Szymański Is it always like lows is grasping and is quiet in the beginning and I think it’s impossible to reach a high scream. 7 . I also tried to sound like another person when I started out. Dustin Bartholomew I tried to scream like Danny (Asking Alexandria) and it's impossible. High pitched screaming. and sadly it’s not a thing I’m good at. is pretty hard for me and I’m still improving that a lot. That’s how I got my sound today. But I’m also a pretty stubborn person. Mason Berge What's the hardest part of screaming? And how do you make your highs sound clean? The hardest thing in screaming in my opinion. but if you have had this in a long time. The more you practice your breathing. Trust me Emily Trapaso How are you sure you're using your diaphragm while screaming. with the “hum sound”or a “SSSSSSSSSS” sound. And never gave up. growling or yelling? Also what took the most practice. Try the sound lighter and lighter. Well if you’re just starting out it’s not unusual. For me it took about 4 month to be happy with my own sound. Don’t try to be another guy.
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