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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!