False Cord Basics For Growling And Screaming
What you'll learn
- Learn about extreme vocal phonation called False Cord technique
- Access the noise in your voice for metal vocalization
- Apply the learned knowledge to lyrics in a song context
- Voice care tips to keep the voice healthy
- Basic singing experience is beneficial but not needed
- Good vocal health
- Passion, patience, practice time and dedication :)
Extreme metal vocals can be frustrating and confusing. Growling and screaming are often associated with a lot of force and strain; it seems painful and damaging to the voice.
It doesn't have to be that way!
In this course, I will show you a straightforward, step-by-step approach to get you started with one of the most extreme sounds the human voice can make! You will learn the False Cord technique, a unique vocal sound used in the heaviest metal subgenres and works the best for low growling.
Although this mini-course is only roughly one hour long, it will keep you busy for weeks! It comprises theory, exercise explanations, demonstrations, and separate audio tracks for easier home practice.
We will start by discovering the sound in your voice, then master the sound, and finally, by the end of this course, you will be able to apply your new vocal sound to the lyrics.
Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced clean vocalist, wanting to broaden the arsenal of your vocal sounds or an advanced extreme vocalist hitting obstacles and being stuck or wanting to freshen your basics, a clean vocal coach wanting to know what to do with metalhead students, voice enthusiast or voice actor, this course is for you!
Sign up now, and let's discover the world of metal vocals together! \m/\m/
Who this course is for:
- Beginner metal vocalists
- Experienced melodic/extreme vocalists
- Metal musicians
- Voice actors
- Vocal coaches
- Voice enthusiasts
I am a Latvian metal vocalist, vocal coach, and recording artist. I currently sing in the death/thrash/groove metal band MĀRA. Since 2018, we have released 2 EPs, toured Europe, and performed together with metal giants such as Sepultura, Bloodywood, Satyricon, and more.
Since 2011 I am also a vocal coach teaching various extreme and clean singing techniques. I’ve studied Popular Music Performance/Vocals at Thames Valley University (Vocaltech), London, UK, as well as in seminars, masterclasses, and privately with ‘Queen Of The Scream’ Melissa Cross, Rockstar vocal coach Mark Baxter, ‘Death metal phonetician’ Enrico H. Di Lorenzo, “Sepultura” lead singer Derrick Green .
I love doing vocal covers and received great feedback from bands I have covered. My YouTube channel has now reached 1 million views and counting.
As a creator, I run my Patreon page where you can follow my artistic endeavors and receive some cool benefits for your support.
Lastly, I am a recording session vocalist offering professional voice recordings for various metal bands.
I have collaborated on songs with Bjorn Strid from “Soilwork”, Jeff Hughell from “Six Feet Under”, Karl Sanders from “Nile”, “Morphium,” etc.
2007 Thames Valley University, Vocaltech. Popular Music Performance. Vocals. Bmus Degree. London, UK
2009 CM Sound. Music Production Course. London, UK
2015 Eurovox congress for voice teachers and voice professionals. European Voice Teachers Association (EVTA). Riga, Latvia
2015 IVTOM Seminar and teacher training with Melissa Cross. Mix Singers Association. Gliwice, Poland
2018 IVTOM 5th International Scientific Seminar: Mix Singing- Contemporary Bel Canto with Mark Baxter. Mix Singers Association. Gliwice, Poland
2019 IVTOM 6th International Scientific Seminar: Voice. Body. Expression. with Melissa Cross. Mix Singers Association. Gliwice, Poland
2019 Derrick Green (Sepultura) Vocal Masterclass Tour. Dusseldorf, Germany
2021 Singing Voice Science Workshop with Richard Lissemore
2022 Singing Voice Science Workshop with Richard Lissemore