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Extreme Scream Volume #1: Death Metal/GrindCore/Screamo

Are you frustrated with boring vocal instructors who claim they can teach you how to scream-sing the right way, but only show you boring scales?

Do you want to learn how to scream, growl and ROAR! in the style of bands with aggressive 'unclean vocals' such as White Chapel,Divine HeresyArch Enemy and All Shall Perish--or even melodic metal screamers such as DisturbedLamb of GodLinkin Park,Shadows FallAvenged Sevenfold and Godsmack, to name a few?

Do you want to strengthen your voice, increase your range, and scream effortlessly for longer periods than you've ever been able to scream-sing before?

And do you want to do it in a fun way...that's motivating AND won't hurt or damage your voice?

Look no further. This intense, 45 minute (90 minutes for the entire program), 120+ MB downloadable MP3 audio lesson by master vocal coach Jaime Vendera is what you need. And for a limited time, you can get it for just $19.99 --that's 20% OFF the regular price of $24.95. 

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Though Jamie Vendera is an accredited vocal coach and many of his works are sought after,
this lesson is absolutely terrible; I would even go as far as to say, Vendera has harmed his own credibility and reputation by releasing this poorly constructed and poorly presented lesson.

1.In this lesson Vendera does not speak to his audience as a professional vocal coach, but rather in a “sales man” like fashion; like someone you would see on late night TV, with 100 different ways to tell you the same redundant fact, and make it sound important.

2. This lesson is taught from a starting point which assumes the listener has already discovered the mechanism in the back of the throat, which produces the “white noise” we call screaming. This is a terrible assumption, because that mechanism is EXACTLY what anyone taking interest in this lesson wants to learn.
Though he touches on this point briefly, he does NOT explain it, or teach it, he simply expects the listener to learn through mimicking the screaming sounds he makes (if it were that easy, you would simply mimic the sound of your favorite vocalist. People need the mechanics of it all!)

3. From a point at which you already have the “white noise” mechanism figured out, he begins to touch on several points of technique for: breathing properly, proper shaping of the mouth and tongue, and proper placement in the throat - all very important points for polishing your scream to its highest potential, while avoiding damaging to your voice.
UNFORTUNATELY, he spends little to no time explaining these points, he does not explain any of the mechanics behind them, and he downplays the importance of them all.
eg. Saying things like “move your scream so you feel it up in the roof of your mouth” (anyone who doesn’t already know how to properly sing, or scream, will hear the crickets at this point) then he’ll demonstrate (scream,) and say “IT’S THAT SIMPLE” or “IT’S THAT EASY”.

In this lesson, Vendera severely downplays the importance of warming up.
He gives you 3 or 4 very short, basic warm ups you can do along with him, then he tells you again “THAT’S IT, ITS THAT EASY! THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO”
These 3 or 4 warm ups, though important, are parts of a much “greater whole” of warming up you need to do.
By them self’s they can HARDLY be considered warming up. Though a little warm up, is better than none at all, warming up is a much more committed and rigorous process than Vendera makes it out to be; it’s not “THAT EASY!” …not at all.
These warm ups alone will NOT prepare you for a performance, or even a practice – much like simply walking up and down your stares once or twice, will not prepare you for a marathon. You need to warm up better than that, or you will end up hurting yourself. Warming up is not something you want to “cut corners” on.

Avoiding those "boring scales" is only going to hold you back

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRD
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