How to Singing Better with Scream Singing

Published: 01st October 2008
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Are you wondering how to properly scream sing? There are many different scream singing techniques. This article should teach you the basic ways of how to properly scream sing without suffering from vocal strain.

The biggest thing to remember about how to properly scream sing is that it is not what it sounds like. You do not need to yell as loud as possible to scream sing. It may sound like you do, but it is simply not the case. Scream singing really requires that you use your false vocal chords. That way you can scream in a band without straining or doing any permanent vocal damage.

Before you can learn how to properly scream sing, you need to figure out what vocal range you fit into. Are you a soprano, alto, tenor baritone etc.? If you don't know then you should research the subject. You could also try singing along to a musical instrument. That can help you to determine what vocal range is yours.

Warming up is the next vital step to learning how to properly scream singing. Scream singers such as Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Byron Davis of God Forbid and Phil Labonte of All That Remains all do singing warm ups before they scream sing. Singing warm ups are exercises like scales, often done at choir practice sessions. Scream singers should use the same basic vocal exercises.

As you first start to learn how to properly scream sing you may also make some unusual noises. Some will be low, like a cat growling. Others will sound more nasal. The best thing to equate that noise to is the voice of Marge Simpson. It is a sort of nasal, grating sound. The difference is that the cat growling sort of sound is made from deep in your throat and can do damage to your voice. The higher, more nasal sound is safer and more comfortable for you to produce. Once you figure out how to make scratchy noises properly, from the nasal region, you will have gone a long way toward learning how to properly scream sing.

You should also learn how to sing from your diaphragm correctly too. You should not hold all of your air in your chest when you sing. The air should fill your stomach area, instead of you chest. One good way to test that is to place a hand on your stomach. If you are breathing properly it should expand when you inhale air.

If you follow these simple steps, you can improve your voice dramatically. So, protect your vocal chords while still doing what you love. Once you know how to properly scream sing it is easy, fun and safe to do!

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