How To Vocal Fry. Provide by SaintJRobinson
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What is Vocal Fry?
Vocal fry is a small vibration of the vocal chords. If you send a small amout of air to your chords, they begin to vibrate slowly. If you increased this air pressure a little more, you would get a full tone.
So obviously it doesn't take much air to do vocal fry.
Vocal fry is kinda like the sound you make when you first wake up in the morning and stretch. You know the one...
The sound is really gravelly, not quite your full tone. Technically speaking, vocal fry is the lowest part of your singing range, Iv actualy read that it is a Low C note. You can do vocal fry by singing a low note, and then lowering it as much as you can until you hit that sound. as your tone goes down you will soon reach a point where you can't sustain a full tone, and your voice will go into vocal fry.
An example of vocal fry being used, would be like the cartoon character Elma Fudd. Remember the way he sounds when he says "Be very very quite. I'm hunting wabbit", or Marge Simpsons voice, The crackly sound in the voice is vocal fry.
How To Do Vocal FrySay the word "Ahhhh" using as little air as possible. And by "little" i mean little. You should barely hear any noise at all. But the noise you do hear will be vocal fry. Learn to pronunciate words through this Fry sound and learn how to set Your EQ's when singing with Fry, setting Your PA to pick up Your lows is best seeing as how its a low sound. Your PA system will serve you the justice needed for this sound.
Know what Vocal Fry should sound like without music or guitar behind it
Here in the link below You can hear Shadows intro scream to Critical Acclaim without music.
Here is My Video of Me using Vocal fry to sing Second Heartbear by A7X
Gain in volume and aggression through practice.
This is how you build it up into a big sound. When you first start practicing vocal fry, it will likely sound quite small. With practice though, you will sound like a Beast!
Experiment with the sound and record yourself frequently. This will give you an idea of what it sounds like outside your head.
The rest is You
90% of Your vocal Frying ability will be from Your own detication and practice at getting it to sound right, it was the very same in My case. as far as singing goes and matching M Shadows voice, its probley not gonna happen unless You just literaly sound like Him, You have your own voice and need to find it. Vocal fry is just simpley a good addition to your Metal/Rock singing bag of tricks.
An Inside on the Vocal Equpment used by A7X.
Front-house Engineer for Avenged Sevenfold, Ted Keedick provides Shure brand and Audio-Technica’s 5000 Series wireless systems. Ted has requested the Aae6100s models "exclusively for Vocals" for the past few years. Iv used these mics and put some other products that Iv used and still use today in the side bar above.
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