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To Scream or Not To Scream?

This week we’re looking at whether or not screaming has its place in the world of music.  

The harsh distorted nature of screaming has often led coaches and singers alike to discard it as a dangerous and ugly. However, research shows that, if done correctly, the use of screaming can be as natural as using a breathy tone or adding vibrato to your vocal sound. But can screaming ever really be accepted as a legitimate art form in the vocal world? This week we’d like to hear your thoughts on this.

So the question is: Is there any place for screaming in the world of music? Is it an art form to be mastered, or just a gimmick?

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Great Comments from last week:

Last week Craig asked: Are there any books, CDs or instructional DVDs that you have found particularly useful in honing your technique as a singer?

Sian L Sanderson wrote:

“Roger Love’s ‘Set Your Voice Free”.

Vaughn Kristonne posted:

“Not a cd or a dvd but an app, it’s a complete vocalization app that analyzes your pitch, so you can tell whether its a miss or a hit, and the app also gives you tip on posture, breathing, how to relax the jaw while singing, and such”.

Freya Astrella reponded:

“Kim Chandlers Funky n Fun cds. great personal and teaching tool. The estill voice print is also great for resonance and sorting out airflow issues”.

Robert Bartlett reponded:

“Melissa Cross’ The Zen of Screaming”.

Great responses here guys. See you next week for another lively debate.

All the best, C x