Day 19: Vocal fry

by Camille van Niekerk

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Description:


Vocal fry is something you’ve probably heard before and can be very unhealthy if you overdo it. In this next lesson, we’ll practice going from vocal fry into a cleaner tone. This type of style is used by plenty of pop singers, but here’s how you can activate it in your singing, so you don’t overdo it.
 
  • Define & demonstrate vocal fry register
  • Exercise: Gentle fry (single pitch, within siren, fry to clear tone)
  • Fry as therapy: gentle cord compression, easing into mix voice
  • Practice fry into tone
  • Fry as style: beginning or ending words/phrases
  • Don’t: mindlessly fry. Vocal fry can be harsh on the voice if it’s overdone, and it can become a habit we fall into. Be mindful about your usage of fry.
  • Exercise: Fry-WHUH (pattern 1-2-1) 



"Shake It Up" Original Song

Verse


There’s a fire deep inside, I can feel it turn the tide

Oh - oh - oh, for the first time

We’re jumpin’ in, waves are strong, but there’s a place where we

belong, oh - oh - oh this is the time

Chorus

To Shake it up, Tear it down, push against the tide

So Shake it up, all around Gonna be alright

Gonna be alright

Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.

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Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.