#1
So I've been learning to scream this week and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I'm on the right track please?

Here is my scream by itself:
https://soundcloud.com/paulgrumblegrumblegrumble/set-to-fail-example

Here is me covering Laid To Rest really badly:
https://soundcloud.com/paulgrumblegrumblegrumble/laid-to-rest-exmple


Both were recorded using my Iphone..

Any pointers would be great! Thanks
#2
The scream definitely needs a lot of work, but if you can do it loudly, consistently, and without hurting yourself, then you're certainly on to something. You may still need to learn other techniques (there are a few different ways to scream), but keep practicing and perfect this one. You can never have too many tools under your belt.
#3
Not bad, actually. Very Randy-esque.

Definitely needs some work and some more power behind it, but you're on the right track, if you're going for that LoG sound.
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#4
Sounds fine for the style. The most important things to remember with screaming (really any vocals, but especially screaming) is that the moment it hurts you need to stop. Screaming shouldn't be painful, and if it is and you ignore it you'll likely do some rather serious damage to your throat. Usual vocal points apply too, make sure you're breathing properly (big full breaths from the diaphragm, your chest should hardly move with these breaths).
#5
Pretty much echoing what Derek (MatrixClaw) said, here, but you sound like you're on the right path to emulating those tones/textures, just doesn't sound like you have much power behind it so sounds a little scratchy and thin at times and at others like there's a lack of air flowing as you hit some of the higher bits. Does it hurt at all if you try to scream that way but louder?

Obviously it's not easy to give pointers to people over the internet, so maybe speak (in person) to vocalists of a few prominent local/unsigned bands playing in your area some time and see what advice they can give you (might be weird to scream in front of them, tbf, but we don't know your confidence levels on approaching random people and 'performing' in front of them haha).

Otherwise look into the 'Zen of Screaming' DVDs by Melissa Cross - they're rather good at teaching safer vocal techniques that you can build on in your own way, as well as a few things you might be doing wrong.
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#6
By some bizarre coincidence, it reminded me that a few years ago I did something very similar to you (when demoing a new vocal mic I'd bought) and recorded a quick pass of a section of Laid To Rest. I'm sharing this mainly because it reminds me of your version a bit, and I can now say where I was going wrong which may help you…

The two biggest problems with my screams at the time were inter-related, but mainly confidence in being louder (and as a result, whisper screaming at times, which apart from being a bit worse on your vocal chords is also rather apparent on 'esses' and potentially lispy syllables that end up being overly-harsh and sounding weak in the lower registers) and being quiet for the sake of not disturbing the neighbours!

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Public/ADKThorTest.wav?_subject_uid=30475936&w=AAAQfnyLDnDb_6QHWJABMxkmEpIwUk4Mwf7P--oNPM-dBw
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#7
Hi karstaag666,

I'd recomend getting a teacher to guide you, If you value your voice and want to keep it then this is a must. The scream sounded good to me.
#8
It's not a lack of confidence for volume really.

If I try and push more air through it cuts off the scream. Pushing with my diaphragm completely. What I've noticed is that the more I do it over a succession of a week, the better the scream gets but I can tell it's either damaging or changing my vocal chords to do the sounds (doesn't hurt or itch at all, can just tell from my other singing).

This is what I usually sing like:
https://soundcloud.com/paulgrumblegrumblegrumble/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-preview-full-band-cover
#9
Looks like you've deleted your original clips, so I can't go back and re-listen... Sounds to me like you're using vocal fry technique, incorrectly, if you're trying to push more air through and it cuts off your scream. Unfortunately, I can't really help you there, as I have the same issue when doing similar vocals and haven't really figured out how to remedy it. TBH, I've kind of given up on fry vocals and focused on my false chord technique, since that's what I can do:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4018922/Illaria/TEIT_vox.mp3

An older example that I've never really gone back to retrack, but you get the point

Here's a little more polished song, don't mind the chorus, it was meant to be funny because of the style of music:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4018922/Vocal%20Progress/strangefaces_lulzchorus.mp3
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