#1
So I've been a singer/scream for 3 years now. Kinda off and on Depending on if the band I'm in has a singer. So today I'm practicing, and my voice kinda went. I could still sing really well, but my screams are coming out as kinda squeaky.

This happened to me before but it went away after I let my voice rest for a day or two. I kept at it for a few weeks and it went away. I stopped screaming for a while though since I focused on guitar with my last band.

I can still sing very well and crystalline afterwards. But I always kinda get worried when it happens. I really need to get on the Melissa Cross lessons, but I've always kinda liked how my voice got raspier. Yes that's a stupid reason, but it was mostly so I could procrastinate.

Any ways, is it my body telling me to quit for a few days? or is my voice blowing out? I was never taught how to scream so I dont really know any health problems associated with it. It's is a bit scary since I'm not that old, Was hoping I could keep this up for a good long time
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#4
Dont scream for a week or so. You don't want to rip your vocal chords like Jess ( the old singer) from Killswitch Engage do you?
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Dont scream for a week or so. You don't want to rip your vocal chords like Jess ( the old singer) from Killswitch Engage do you?


I loved that guy

I think the other guy is right though. Its really just time for me to watch the Mellisa Cross video. I bought it a while back but I just never had the time to watch it. Much less practice it. I just needed a second opinion I guess.
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I find that I feel the same about women who play bass as I think of immigrants in America.

I respect them for finding a place in society under a lot of ridicule, but I have an odd paranoia that they are going to steal my job.
#11
Get those Melissa Cross lessons. It wont change the way you sound, and actually would make you sound better without hurting yourself.
#13
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screamers ALWAYS lose their singing voice. sucks 2 b u.


Uhm, Mikael Akerfeldt, Howard Jones?

That's 2 out of a shitload of people who scream/growl and have great singing voices as well.

Know what you're talking about before you post.
#15
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Stop screaming asap and get on those Melissa Cross lessons.



Apperantly, there's certain techniques you need to use when screaming, and if you do something wrong/stupid like scream while breathing in, you WILL **** up your voice and/or throat.

I learned that off some Melissa Cross thing on youtube :P
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Uhm, Mikael Akerfeldt, Howard Jones?

That's 2 out of a shitload of people who scream/growl and have great singing voices as well.

Know what you're talking about before you post.



screaming=/=growling mate
howard screams mikeal growls.....

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#19
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screamers ALWAYS lose their singing voice. sucks 2 b u.


That is retarded, All That Remains 'Nuff Said.

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#20
Quote by RX120D
Uhm, Mikael Akerfeldt, Howard Jones?

That's 2 out of a shitload of people who scream/growl and have great singing voices as well.

Know what you're talking about before you post.


Dude those guys really aren't that old, so there's plenty of time for them to lose their voices. In fact the only person I can think who's been consistently doing harsh vocals for a LONG-ass time and hasn't lost their voice is AC/DCs Brian Johnson...

Oh and EDIT: TS, there is actually a dedicated thread to screaming/growling, problems or whatever, it's in the metal thread...this really should be asked there and not in the pit.
#21
Well went you scream/ roar you should be using your bowel for power mostly not your throat.
#23
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Well went you scream/ roar you should be using your bowel for power mostly not your throat.


this is true of all singing.
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That is retarded, All That Remains 'Nuff Said.

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#26
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I lost my ability to scream when I turned 14. Puberty, buddy.


FAIL, lern2falsetto
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#27
heh, you are trying to learn to fix your scream. im trying to learn how to scream
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