akarawd Posted August 21, 2010 Share Posted August 21, 2010 I am a beginner in this and by no means do I qualify to post a tutorial - in fact I still slip from on effect to the other. However, I am writing this with the hope that others will post their own findings - beginners or advanced - and thus create threads that might be of help to all of us regarding each effect in separate. Do not try to sing these clips unless you know how to warm up & down and have drunk several glasses of warm water. If you feel any kind of strain or pain, stop what you're doing, warm down and start over only when the strain/pain has stopped - I don't feel any pain or strain so please be reasonable. 1. The exercise that initiated distortion/rattle for me : - The following paragraph has been mostly copy/pasted from other posts - What I practiced on was ex.210 from the cvt book. I did that for about a week - always using warm ups&downs. In no way have I tamed the noise completely myself - I am still trying. Slowly I added vowels to the noise and stopped if I ever felt any kind of strain or tickling sensation. By stopped I mean I kept on doing warm down&up exercises. Applying twang or raising the larynx (moving the larynx is sth I've spent years of practice on) helped immensely. When doing the "rattle" the uvula vibrates fast and feels like there's phlegm at the back of the throat. "Distortion" - if that's what it is I'm doing - feels a bit tighter but none of them hurt the voice or the rest of the throat - in fact they seem to benefit my singing voice. The exercise I'm referring to is basically a sustained " CH " sound - C as in Carbon and H as in Harrods - much like in the german language as Ronws suggested and the noise is placed in the back of the tongue. This is what the exercise sounded like (Thanks Martin for granting me permission for this) http://www.box.net/shared/a491525rou Next I've added clips demonstrating the transition from clean voice to noise. 2. Clip demonstrating a clean vowel at first, then added twang, then turning into full dist/rattle noise and back in the low part of the voice. I've used full noise to exaggerate the effect and make it understood. http://www.box.net/shared/uk6u3ayosx 3. Clip demonstrating a slide of a clean vowel at first, then added twang, then turning into full dist/rattle noise in the low to mid part of the voice. I've used full noise to exaggerate the effect and make it understood. http://www.box.net/shared/jarl3d8i7o 4. Clips demonstrating what dist/rattle sounds like when used in abundance - a sound I do not find pleasing as I like the noise when used minimally. Without music : http://www.box.net/shared/ny4vbdf19b With music : http://www.box.net/shared/u2jbakmsgv Same music but a distortion that hurts : http://www.box.net/shared/v48gbr4yb0 This brings a burning sensation to the throat and renders the singing voice useless. No amount of warm up&down or hydration changes the fact that it's bad practice - I have stopped doing this for over a year and my voice has strengthened immensely. 5. Clip demonstrating the transition from clean to rattle using a small part of the above sample (with vowels not just full noise like in clips #2 & #3). http://www.box.net/shared/pnfolvj1tu 6. Clip demonstrating dist/rattle only in the high part of the voice - used minimally this time : http://www.box.net/shared/gj13so24pp EDIT 1 : I got an answer from my cvi teacher about the following halford-resurrection sing along - it's not distortion, it's rattle in neutral with lots of twang and no air - so rattle in mln. Now we have a reference : http://www.box.net/shared/y1pa7utz02 Best, Thanos PS1. My apologies if all clips allude to metal music, I sincerely hope to see examples for other kinds of music. PS2. Please check the above post and thread for edits and updates as new info is gathered by experts and members of this forum. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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