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Shaping Sound - Low Screams

Once you have an understanding of how to produce the metal vocal sounds, whether it be in the false cord or fry techniques (or both), it's time to expand and work on shaping tone. We start our students off with low screams first because it's the easiest for the body to understand since they are based in your speaking voice.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

The first step to creating a lower tone is to understand how mouth variations change sound. In this lesson, David explains how without changing pitch, you can achieve a much deeper tone.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

David walks you through a warm-up for low screams with mouth variations. This warm-up is for the "big mouth" vs "tiny mouth" variation that we discussed in Lesson 2. If you haven't watched Lesson 2 yet, watch it first!

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

Remember the tongue stretching we worked on? Good (if not check back to Course 7 - Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation). We're going to put it to use now. In this lesson, David talks about how tongue placement can change the way sound is perceived.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

David walks you through a warm-up for low screams with tongue variations. This warm-up is for the "tongue up" vs "tongue down" technique discussed in Lesson 4 so if you haven't watched it, check it out before you give this a shot!

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

We are using tongue flexability again in this lesson! David walks you through how tongue "connection points" can change the way your sound is perceived to your audience.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

This lesson is a warm-up for the "tongue connection" low scream variation we discussed in Lesson 6.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

The last shape variation lesson of this course. David walks you through one more tongue shape variant of low screams. This is a very popular technique used by many modern metal vocalists since it creates a very intense distorted sound.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

We affectionately call this warm-up the "Swiss Roll" warm-up because of the shape you make with your tongue. This is the warm-up for the low scream variation we talked about in Lesson 8.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

Now that we've talked about shape variation in respect to both mouth shape and tongue shape, we're going to talk about achieving your low screams through changing the starting pitch.

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

This video plays on a classic melodic vocal exercise and applying it to your metal vocals. If you haven't already watched Lesson 10 from this course, we suggest doing so before you get to practicing this!

Shaping Sound - Low Screams

The second of our two warm-up exercises for working on pitch variation in relation to your lower register of extreme vocals. This is also a play off of a classic melodic practice of long tones. Don't be discouraged if your vocals don't sit where you want them to right off the bat, these are tricky! Again, if you haven't viewed Lesson 10 from this course, we suggest doing so before you give these a go!

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