Rock Vocals

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    Nathanael Elmshaeuser 4 years ago


    I am currently trying to master different types of rock vocals, namely scream, distortion, and rasp. Can anyone point me to some good sources for learning this particular type of vocal?


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    Camille van Niekerk 4 years ago

    Hi, Nate!

    I follow the Naked Vocalist podcast, and they did an episode on learning distortion with Jaime Vendera a few years back - here's the link if you'd like to listen: Here's a great article on this topic as well:

    Because learning rock vocals is higher risk, I'd recommend you book a private lesson with Abram to set you up with healthy technique and exercises. He teaches rock vocals and can help get you on the right path! And I'll suggest this as a topic he can cover in a full-length tutorial for the site in the the future. 

    The foundation of all types of singing includes good posture, strong breath support, comfort in your different vocal registers, good pitch accuracy, and vocal agility. If you'd still classify yourself as a beginner in these areas, I'd recommend you complete Jonathan Estabrooks' 30-day course first. That way, you can start learning rock vocal techniques (which are demanding and can be damaging without someone guiding you) on a solid foundation. 

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