How to Sing : Rasp and Distortion for Beginners / Singing Lesson / Vocal Tip
In this quick video tip master vocal coach Kevin Richards shows you how to start adding rasp and distortion to your voice. A great tip for beginner Rock, Pop and Metal singers.
Basically what we are doing is getting the false cords to vibrate. The false cords sit just above the vocal cords in your larynx. By getting these vocal folds to vibrate we can create a vocal distortion or vocal rasp without hurting our voices or throat.
Care must be taken not to push a lot of breath support through the false cords or there will be vocal strain. Too much breath support from your diaphragm and you will overload your false cords and the muscles of the neck will tighten.
Start small and without a lot of volume just to get the feel of the rasp started. Gradually over time, as you get used to making a raspy distorted sound, start adding more breath support to the distortion to make it louder.
Don’t try to make a loud rasp right away, start with short bursts of sound on a single note and work to longer periods of vocal distortion and then add more notes to that rasp.
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