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I just wanted to say that I finally was able to sing with vocal fry in my normal singing voice. Before it was an all out "scream" or a very quiet mix of mostly fry and my normal voice (although it may have actually been falsetto at times.) I'd like to say that the term vocal fry still does not make sense to me, but the term creaking did seem to click with me today. It sort of seems like I'm singing and making my voice creak at the same time.

The wierd thing still is that the technique feels different once I start getting up around the passagio (is that the right term?) It almost feels like I have to make my voice really light. Anyway, just thought I'd share that. Eventually I want to see if I can start mixing fry and distortion, but I think that's a ways down the road. I just want to tell everyone: keep practicing! Fry and distortion seemed impossible at first, but slowly I was able to get the proper techniques down. Now if I could just sing on key I just might sound good... lol

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Very cool. I THINK I understand what you're saying but note that you might be using different terms than I or someone else on this forum would use for the same sounds. In particular, I've found that not everyone uses the terms "vocal fry" and "distortion" for the same things. Do you have a clip of yourself making these sounds?

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I have not recorded myself doing vocal fry yet (because I think I just started getting comfortable with it today.) The last two posts I've made in the "Review and Critique My Singing" forum were done with distortion. From what I understand (mostly from reading on this forum,) vocal fry is when you don't pass enough air over your folds to get a smooth, "normal" vocal sound, and distortion is when you shoot air up into something above your throat to get a ratty sound. At least that is what it feels like to me.

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