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Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-26-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By merriman44
First, I can't believe I never thought to mention...

First, I can't believe I never thought to mention this, but one of the worst drugs on the planet for vocals are anything that says "anticholinergic effects." In the medical world it translates to...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-25-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Well, what kind of growling do you want to do? ...

Well, what kind of growling do you want to do? It seems that False cord comes to most people easier, so if you want to do it for fun I'd go that route.

I would go into it with the idea that you are...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By merriman44
Huh. It's really close to being quite pleasant. ...

Huh. It's really close to being quite pleasant. As is, it's not. But man, I can just hear that melancholy tone just waiting to come out. Don't stop now man, and good luck. I want to hear what...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-19-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By merriman44
Arent you fun? Haha, you might! Have you tried...

Arent you fun? Haha, you might! Have you tried it, did it work?! I personally think Taylor and prog would go together like pees and carrots. :p
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-19-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By merriman44
Ya mang, It's Taylor Swift vocals all the way...

Ya mang, It's Taylor Swift vocals all the way now.

:P
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By merriman44
Yep you can hurt yourself. Take this question to...

Yep you can hurt yourself. Take this question to the screaming and growling thread stickies to the top of the forum. Do a search in there and you'll find your answer.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Thanks alot, that means much coming from you...

Thanks alot, that means much coming from you considering you taught me some of the foundational technique. I'll search around for Shogun and see if I can get an instrumental version. I was...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
BTW, do you happen to have an instrumental...

BTW, do you happen to have an instrumental version of Shogun? I'd love to try my hand at that monster.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-16-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
BR! Your back! Good to hear that your vocals...

BR! Your back! Good to hear that your vocals haven't really suffered. You sound more Power Metal than I remember and that's a positive change in my book. The timing was off for sure, but...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By merriman44
ship me the .wav and I'll take a look at it in...

ship me the .wav and I'll take a look at it in the next couple of weeks. I'm knee deep in the production and recording for my next album, so I'll take a look at it in between that.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By merriman44
I'm game. Give me some ideas for lyrics you'd...

I'm game. Give me some ideas for lyrics you'd like to see and some themes and I'll roll with it.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-23-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Ah crap, you're right about opeth. I had them...

Ah crap, you're right about opeth. I had them confused with another group. It's false cord alright.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Loud is fine. If it doesn't hurt you are fine. ...

Loud is fine. If it doesn't hurt you are fine.

Unfortunately, in many cases no pain no gain. You may have to hurt yourself, take a break to heal, and then resume experimenting.

Fry falsetto can...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-20-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Sounds like you are trying to mimic tonality. ...

Sounds like you are trying to mimic tonality. Just own the song in your own way. When I get stuck like that, I change up everything except the lyrics. Forget the original until you are comfortable...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By merriman44
I would do post recording effects unless you have...

I would do post recording effects unless you have access to a preamp. 6-12 I ches from the mic, make sure you don't clip and wail away ;)
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-18-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Ah, that's good news. That means we know what is...

Ah, that's good news. That means we know what is going on and can thus correct it.

Avoid the chord grindy sound as much as you can. I believe that what is going on is that your true folds are...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-18-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Lee, I'm... Not. Sure. At 3 seconds in, yes...

Lee,
I'm... Not. Sure.

At 3 seconds in, yes that's false cord, if undeveloped. But 6 seconds and on (except at a couple of places where it activates again) it sounds to me like you are doing true...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-18-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Yep. It takes a long time though as its...

Yep. It takes a long time though as its literally muscle and coordination development. You haven't really used the false folds since you were a baby.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-17-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
You just are not engaging the false cords at all,...

You just are not engaging the false cords at all, simple as that. Have you ever got a hold of that type of distortion before? It's sad, but when it comes to fry and false cord, you have to start at...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-16-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By merriman44
ah, gotcha, your base tonality is pretty high...

ah, gotcha, your base tonality is pretty high already. Now I understand. You may want to look into fry. The other thing you can try is not to worry about the vocal break and try the above advice...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-15-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By merriman44
You did a 4 hour session. This will cause...

You did a 4 hour session. This will cause fatigue. No problem here. If you can talk the next day, you are fine. You may have fatigued or strained a muscle do to exertion over that elongated time...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By merriman44
Hit me up with a recording of your vocals. ...

Hit me up with a recording of your vocals. Unless you've trained, you almost certainly have a vocal break. It just be a misinterpretation of where.

In the mean time, try this. Start on a high...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
It's odd that you get discomfort when screaming...

It's odd that you get discomfort when screaming and integrating the soft palate (finally got spelling right derp) but not when you sing with grit. It must be the intensity with which you are moving...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By merriman44
The verses are a little pitchy but overall is...

The verses are a little pitchy but overall is appropriate for the content and style.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-12-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Why would it be? Its not involved in any type of...

Why would it be? Its not involved in any type of regular phonation that I am aware of and is just the consequence of the tissue vibrating against the bony areas of the throat/mouth. Could be wrong...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-12-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By merriman44
The way I am hearing these vocals is a soft...

The way I am hearing these vocals is a soft distortion so false cord would be out. I believe soft pallete (pharyngeal) distortion is what these guys are doing. To try this make sure you know how to...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-11-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
False cord just comes really naturally. No false...

False cord just comes really naturally. No false cord involvement I don't believe for the actual sound. I think its either fry or distortion from soft pallet vibrations. I believe it to be soft...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-10-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
...

https://soundcloud.com/david-merriman-1/song-3-demo/s-zpLqs

Take a listen guys! I'm pretty excited about the new tonality I came up with the other day. Much smoother distortion. Thoughts are...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-04-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By merriman44
More than a little late for asking this question....

More than a little late for asking this question.

Anyway, a few weeks? Make sure you sleep enough before the show. Be hydrated, and don't drink or smoke during the show. Schedule the grittiest...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 152,852
Posted By merriman44
Ha, yes agreed. I've been looking at it from the...

Ha, yes agreed. I've been looking at it from the wrong perspective, so that is helpful.
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