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I recently started doing vocals in a death metal band. I don't really follow any sort of technique or guidelines, I just do what I think will sound best. I push air from my diaphragm, use my throat to create the sound, and I shape it with my mouth.
Sometimes after I have been practicing for a while, my throat feels a little sore, but it goes away after a while. Am I doing something wrong that could end up seriously injuring my voice? Is there something that I need to be doing differently? Any tips, help, or links to videos would be greatly appreciated. (Just not Zen of Screaming).

Thanks!
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#2
well, what I do is cover the top of the mic w/ my hand so only a little bit is showing. it distorts the amp so you dont have to push your vocals so hard.
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#3
drink plenty of water...during and before you start screaming...

or drink lemonade to get rid of flem...


if you just started screaming the pain will stop once your throat is used to it..

could take like a month or so..


and yes you could ruin your vocals chords. its just a risk every screamer has to take...
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Quote by Jesse-Nikral76
what are you looking for? actually being audible? or just white noise?


I don't have any problems with the way I sound, I just want to know if I'm damaging my vocal chords.
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Quote by WSR66
well, what I do is cover the top of the mic w/ my hand so only a little bit is showing. it distorts the amp so you dont have to push your vocals so hard.


That couldn't work for me because I also play guitar in the band.
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This thread is against the rules. We have a "the ONLY singing tips thread" thread for a reason.
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does it matter if you screw up your voice to sing death metal?
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This thread is against the rules. We have a "the ONLY singing tips thread" thread for a reason.

I think the thread title is enough to keep non-interested parties away.
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Quote by Kozlic
does it matter if you screw up your voice to sing death metal?


Yes. I would very much like to not destroy my vocal chords. Screaming takes just as much practice and skill as "real" singing.
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I think the thread title is enough to keep non-interested parties away.

That's not the point. The ONLY singing thread is there to prevent threads like these from starting in the first place.

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