#1
Of course this has been done before but A) I don't feel like looking and B) most of the suggestions are to smoke and drink a lot, and since I don't do either, they're not very helpful. So I want to scream and bark/growl like Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder. Anyone got any good tips on it that don't include drinking, smoking, and doing drugs? I mostly need help for the scream, my growl is ok.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#2
smoke pot
its not a drug
lol


When you scream, try making it more from the back of the throat/diaphragm to get that more "distorted" sound. Also trying shifting the amount your mouth is open and the shape your lips make.
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#3
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smoke pot
its not a drug
lol

Haha, k. No smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or smoking weed.
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#5
They make a DVD to teach the art. Look for it. Then buy it. Then impress your friends.
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#6
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don't do it


he wasn't askin for your opinion jackass, he's askin for help.
#7
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They make a DVD to teach the art. Look for it. Then buy it. Then impress your friends.

Yeah, I heard about it, The Zen Of Screaming right? I'll buy it if I can find it, unfortunately I can't use ebay or amazon or any of those things, so I'll probably have a tough time finding it.
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#8
just practice simple things like nursery rhymes screaming/growling....try to do it more from the gut.
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#10
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He barely even screams...

There are a lot of examples of people that have ****ed their voices over, but then there are people that are totally fine, like Angela Gossow. Sure, her vocals aren't that good, but she's really giving it her all and she's actually got a very pleasant voice.
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#12
Dont buy the Zen of Screaming. It sucks ass. Good to see a fellow Black Dahlia Murder junkie here though! You have great taste haha. Other than necrophagist these dudes are my favorite. Anyways, what I do is do low pitched gutturals by tightening my stomach, and gurgle like I am brushing my teeth, but then after I do it, I somehow lower the sound into my lower throat, or upper chest..it sounds deep. After this, itll give me enough phlegm (spit) to moisten my throat, and then I tighten my vocal chords and roll my tongue so that it rolls and touches the roof of my mouth. Then I exhale and sound out the notes. if this helps you let me know. I can go into more detail I think
#13
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Dont buy the Zen of Screaming. It sucks ass. Good to see a fellow Black Dahlia Murder junkie here though! You have great taste haha. Other than necrophagist these dudes are my favorite. Anyways, what I do is do low pitched gutturals by tightening my stomach, and gurgle like I am brushing my teeth, but then after I do it, I somehow lower the sound into my lower throat, or upper chest..it sounds deep. After this, itll give me enough phlegm (spit) to moisten my throat, and then I tighten my vocal chords and roll my tongue so that it rolls and touches the roof of my mouth. Then I exhale and sound out the notes. if this helps you let me know. I can go into more detail I think

I have no ****ing idea what you're talking about. But yes, the Black Dahlia Murder are gods amongst men.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#14
LOL uhm...Pretend you are gurgling water in the back of your throat..looking down helps..Then slowly talk, and make it more forceful through your stomach. This is how to get the low sounding growls. How to do the high pitched ones, you tighten your neck up, the vocal chords, and look up a little bit, and then you just squeeze the words out. its that easy.
#17
Quote by insideac
LOL uhm...Pretend you are gurgling water in the back of your throat..looking down helps..Then slowly talk, and make it more forceful through your stomach. This is how to get the low sounding growls. How to do the high pitched ones, you tighten your neck up, the vocal chords, and look up a little bit, and then you just squeeze the words out. its that easy.

Sounds good, I'll try it when I'm not on the phone with a hot lady.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#18
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Yeah, I heard about it, The Zen Of Screaming right? I'll buy it if I can find it, unfortunately I can't use ebay or amazon or any of those things, so I'll probably have a tough time finding it.

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#19
Apparently it's not very good, but I'll check out the youtube video when I get home from school.
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#20
Quote by insideac
Smoking just messes up your lungs, and destroys your potential. Besides, theres no good to be had from it, so shut up now.

Mikael Akerfeldt smokes. Nuff said (in terms of the argument of whether smoking increases/decreases your potential to do a good death growl).
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#21
I think he might have meant a different potential... lol
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#22
Take it easy brother, Have lots of rest and dont go too hard too soon. Thats what I did
and now im nursing an infected throat
#23
i think mikael is just supremely talented. smoking does give your voice more of a sphumatto (sp.) effect to it... he sphumatto means smokey.. go figure
#24
Never practice for more than five minutes a day at first, because chances are you'll be doing it wrong.
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#25
air from diaphragm
sound from throat


according to someone....
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#26
me and my buddies started a joke death metal band and we practiced our screaming a lot by driving around and screaming out the windows of cars. It helps build your endurance and you can practice different screams and its a really good outlet when your mad. Also don't scream near anyone you know
#27
Wow, your such a self absorbed idiot, I can't believe you're even alive.