MeTAL SOLDIER
It´s a dog...
Join date: Jun 2011
592 IQ
#1
hey people!!

so my band wants to cover Cemetery Gates from pantera and i have a problem with reaching certain notes Phil sings

no, people i am not plannig on doing the GAAATES!! screaming thing...

actually im having trouble on the heavy part after the clean verses

what can i do?
corrda00
Unregistered User
Join date: Sep 2006
3,069 IQ
#2
You can try to falsetto it. Depending on how soon you have to perform you can try training those notes. Find it on a piano and try warming up by doing scales up to that notes.
This is a pretty good exersise too.
http://youtu.be/oDMvMaQAyKc

If you do these things every day high notes should become easier. I knew a guy who extened his range from G4 to Eb5 over a few years by doing this.


Also for the GAAATES!!! thing you can just do a vocal fry type thing and fake it.

http://youtu.be/COvCPJGjaiE?t=4m56s
Bruce Dickenson does it here.
MeTAL SOLDIER
It´s a dog...
Join date: Jun 2011
592 IQ
#3
thanks man thats just the tips i needed im gonna start practicing the scales,

we are doing the song next month so i will go with the fry thing also thanks for putting that song as an example we are also going to play Aces High!
travislausch
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Join date: Apr 2002
6,506 IQ
#4
I dunno, practice it until you can? The voice is like a muscle, it'll improve the more you use it. I never used to be able to hit higher notes until I started singing along with literally everything I knew the words to. Eventually, it just came to me. There are obviously vocal exercises you can do to improve your voice, but I don't know any of them.
I can't help wondering things like "What's Bob Dylan doing now? Is he at home, eating a big bowl of corn flakes just like I will, later on when I return back home?"
HotspurJr
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2011
191 IQ
#5
In general, good technique expands your range. Yes, practice matters, but taking some lessons to get your fundamentals sorted out with undoubtably improve your range. WIll it improve it enough? I dunno.