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Forum: Singing & Vocals Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By merriman44
Nothing stops you from focusing while recording...

Nothing stops you from focusing while recording your practice. If anything it facilitates improvement since you are hearing the true sound and not what is reverberating in your head. Focus means...
Forum: Singing & Vocals Yesterday, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Well, I don't know. It's passable for sure, but...

Well, I don't know. It's passable for sure, but you have a great base going, that's all I meant!

No offense intended. I still can't even get that sound, let alone something resembling a low.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-24-2014, 10:12 PM
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Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Nice start Kimino!

Nice start Kimino!
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By merriman44
Eisa, I have to disagree with you. One cannot...

Eisa, I have to disagree with you. One cannot fix a problem and even improve it without knowledge of said problem. As far as what you are saying about sound waves, I'm totally confused with what...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By merriman44
Get a real mic and a cheap interface. This can...

Get a real mic and a cheap interface. This can be well under 200 bucks and it will allow to really hear yourself as you are and begin to make change.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By merriman44
The world is your studio. Seriously. It's hard...

The world is your studio. Seriously. It's hard going at first, but over time you begin to erode your level of "give a shit" until you can sing wherever. I make people smile everyday just by the...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-14-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Darky, sounds natural to me. If it fits, it...

Darky, sounds natural to me. If it fits, it sticks.

Rather, I think you are actually good to go if this is the style you are going for. Thumbs up!
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
NICE Janson.

NICE Janson.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Adding false cord to a voice is a whole nother...

Adding false cord to a voice is a whole nother monster. Think some segments of Soilwork when it gets real melodic.

Dammit guys, the tutorial was long and meandering and I wasn't worried about it...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Ya, I'll get it to you, no problem. As for...

Ya, I'll get it to you, no problem.

As for safety, two things: True fold distortion is similar to fry but different in one way. You are not really making the distortion at the cord level. It's...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
gorky- Pretty sure his is just true fold...

gorky- Pretty sure his is just true fold distortion and his unique, husky voicing.

He's killer man, love his voice.

I've done a couple of tutorials on grit and distorted singing. Do you use...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Did Strains videos actually help anyone learn...

Did Strains videos actually help anyone learn fry? I think I'm ready to try again. I need all the advice I can get folks. Repeat yourselves, encourage, and berate me. I'd love for this to be the...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-05-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
It's a good thing, my friend. I'm passionate...

It's a good thing, my friend. I'm passionate about it as well, man. Love it when someone with a wealth of knowledge jumps i.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
That clip was hilarious as it was informative,...

That clip was hilarious as it was informative, Shellac.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
You may not be able to. Some Screams from...

You may not be able to. Some Screams from technique alone limit the amount of registers used. Falsetto based screaming is one such technique. Falsetto IS different. It literally means false...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By merriman44
Clearing your throat the normal way 3ssentially...

Clearing your throat the normal way 3ssentially grinds your cords together. Try not to do. Stay quiet for a few days. If it doesn't go away, see an ent.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By merriman44
Volume is subjective and style specific so don't...

Volume is subjective and style specific so don't worry about that so much. Phlegm production is caused by a plethorange of things; allergies, milk, colds, temperature, time of day. The one I'm...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 11-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By merriman44
No problem. It will get better in time with...

No problem. It will get better in time with correct practice. Not everyone uses false cord, no. True fold distortion is just as common if not more so. But if you can speak and sing fine, but...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Capv, Definitely falsetto based scream for you, I...

Capv, Definitely falsetto based scream for you, I can hear you jump registers. Personally, I tried the method you have now and didn't get satisfactory results (it kind of turned into a black dahlia...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-31-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
No need to double post dude. Just bring...

No need to double post dude. Just bring screaming question here henceforth alright?
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-31-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By merriman44
Inflammation. You've overworked the area. Give...

Inflammation. You've overworked the area. Give it a break and it will come back. It sounds like you are just a bit swollen, which will kill the scream. I assume you are using your false cords. ...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Sounds good man! Now explain, haha

Sounds good man! Now explain, haha
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
First off, sweet cover. Sounds great. You go...

First off, sweet cover. Sounds great. You go flat a bit sometimes and sound a bit out of breath during screams. For that make sure you keep that belly pushed out. That's going to help for sure. ...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Ouch. That was awful. Not necessarily your...

Ouch. That was awful. Not necessarily your performance, but those f*cking recordings man. Warn us before you blow our speakers and ears out. Damn. Anyway, I seriously can't tell because you...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-19-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Just watched Amon Amarth and Sabaton in Concert. ...

Just watched Amon Amarth and Sabaton in Concert. Permasmile Engage!
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Stay hydrated (this is the biggie, few people...

Stay hydrated (this is the biggie, few people realize how dehydrated they normally are), get enough sleep on a regular basis, warm up in the mornings, eat healthy.

Basically, treat your body the way...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-12-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Usually fatigue. The voice is the first thing to...

Usually fatigue. The voice is the first thing to tire as the day goes on.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
As long as the rage fills your blackened heart...

As long as the rage fills your blackened heart you are welcome to sing even Disney in here.

Just do it with malicious intent.

*writes this while humming Mulan
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-04-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 129,345
Posted By merriman44
Jdmino, It's hard for me to tell which voice is...

Jdmino, It's hard for me to tell which voice is yours due to the quality. Can you just do one by yourself?

Darktimes, are you running out breath between phrases? Are you using your False Cords? ...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 10-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By merriman44
Yep. Back off the amount of air/pressure used. ...

Yep. Back off the amount of air/pressure used. You are either A) putting too much pressure on your vocal cords (where do you think that pressure goes? straight to your head) or B) hyperventilating...
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