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Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-23-2015, 01:28 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 166
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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 210
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
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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
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Views: 149,661
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: 1
Views: 159
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: 5,048
Views: 149,661
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.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By merriman44
That makes sense. I'm probably going off key on...

That makes sense. I'm probably going off key on both notes due to the effort and lack of control.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 03:17 PM
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Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Give this a try: ...

Give this a try: https://soundcloud.com/david-merriman-1/album-demo-test/s-AG3uW

There is also three distinct tonalities to the distortion in this clip as well, all made by varying the mix or...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 03:17 PM
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Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Huh. Alright, I'll have to get back with you. ...

Huh. Alright, I'll have to get back with you. It's from our upcoming album release so I have it to set to private but in the past it has always allowed me to share it if I have the link.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Sorry,this was the clip I was referring to. I...

Sorry,this was the clip I was referring to. I grabbed the wrong link: https://soundcloud.com/david-merriman-1/album-demo-test

I have indeed found a way to pitch my false cord screaming. It's very...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Read the article. Interesting. I would really...

Read the article. Interesting. I would really like to learn how you do what you call more of a full on scream. For reference, Gravity was recorded 6 months ago and my grit has changed since then. ...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-29-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By merriman44
I agree. It would be nice to know for sure, but...

I agree. It would be nice to know for sure, but yes, it has to be false cord distortion as the tonality is too similar. But you can take a listen and let me know what you think. ...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
So weird. Judging from your video, I learned to...

So weird. Judging from your video, I learned to scream and sing with "grit" via this mechanism. My distortion is similar to yours. I am a Tuvan throat singer by convergent evolution :P.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-28-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Would you mind posting an audio clip of yourself?...

Would you mind posting an audio clip of yourself? It could be from a pre-recorded song.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-27-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Kurio, want to give some more details on that?

Kurio, want to give some more details on that?
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
Good luck?

Good luck?
Forum: Singing & Vocals 04-30-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 149,661
Posted By merriman44
That sounds pretty close to me! You just need to...

That sounds pretty close to me! You just need to add some oomph at the beginning of phrases. Compression could do this too.
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