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Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

Vocal distortion is the reason, we're all here, right? Metal vocals are just an extreme form of this vocal technique. In this video, David gives an overview of what vocal distortion is and how we will start working towards producing the sounds you're after.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

If you read the title of this lesson and asked yourself "what?" that's okay. Tongue flexability plays a big role in creating distortion with your vocals.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

Did you know that the muscles of your face play an important role in the production of your metal vocals? In this lesson, David talks about the importance of learning how to control and relax the facial muscles so your movements are voluntary and a choice instead of involuntary reactions.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

This lesson is about how sound resonates within the body. David explains the differences between head and chest resonance and how to feel those differences and start to purposefully direct your sound to one or the other.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

If you haven't watched Lesson 4 covering head and chest resonance, we highly suggest you watch it before diving into this topic. Understanding sound direction is the next step. In this lesson, David explains how to send your sound to a desired location through the use of the soft and hard palates.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

Range is an important topic that we're going to cover many times throughout your lessons here at EVI: Now. In this lesson, David explains why having a good foundation and growth in your melodic range is important and how it will apply to your metal vocals as well. He also goes into detail about how to begin working on expanding your range.

Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

In preparation for the following courses on shaping sound, we're talking about manipulation and tension. In this lesson, David explains how tension can have an effect on clarity in your vocals.

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