Hot Voice How-Tos

How To: Sing octave and unison

This video tutorial is in the Music & Instruments category which will show you how to sing octave and unison. Unison singing is two or more people singing on the same note. The singing has to be in sync. It is important to make sure that the phrasing and the lines are together. Also the tones should be identical. One should not be too loud or overbearing. Octave singing is like unison singing except for the fact that one person will be above or below the other person in terms of tones and not...

How To: Scream sing properly through your stomach

In this video, we learn how to scream sing properly through your stomach. A great method to do this is to fill your stomach with air and practice making a deep throat sound while you are breathing out. Make sure you are in the right mindset, then open up your throat and make a deep sound on it. You want to use the power of your voice and work hard at making the scream as deep or as high as you want it. It's hard to do this, so don't expect to do this over just one day. It takes several months...

How To: Do deep screams and pig squeals in metal singing

In this video, we learn how to do deep screams in metal singing. You will take a high note and add to it by pushing your throat. This is like doing the vocal fry method. After you keep practicing, this will become a guttural scream. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth and shape your mouth into a fish shape. Let the air flow steadily and the noise will come out really deep and out of your guts. This may take you several days or weeks to do, but don't give up easily! Once you get the scre...

How To: Use your diaphragm to scream sing

In this video, we learn how to use your diaphragm to scream sing. This is what you would use if you were doing death metal vocals to scream in a song. You will need to use the voice from the back of your throat, but make sure you aren't using the wrong portion of your voice to breathe too hard, or you will lose your voice quickly. You want to deep breathe and use your diaphragm to pull the deep sound out of your throat. This will take practice to get used to, but it will help you sound deeper...

How To: BeatBox the lip oscillation & vibration technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides an in-depth explanation for two different lip oscillations & vibrations. These techniques really help improve your beatboxing skills. They are both done by applying a lot of pressure and vibrating your lips at high speeds. One is much quicker than the other, but the different in the oscillations make the sounds completely different. Practice your lip vibration techniques and beatbox like a pro!

How To: BeatBox the throat pulse or the techno bass technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides a detailed explanation of the Throat Pulse Bass kick used in BeatBoxing. This is also known as the techno bass technique. This technique positively effects your beatboxing performances and recordings. It's all done in the throat--there's nothing done in the mouth. Practice the throat pulse and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Do the silly spinning siren voice exercise

This how to video is a singing lesson to introduce resonance, which produces beautiful tone quality. You will learn how to do the silly spinning siren exercise which will help you improve your range and vocal technique. With the exercise in this video you can become a better singer.

How To: Create sound with your vocal chords

In this tutorial, we learn how to create sound with vocal chords. Your vocal chords remain open when you are breathing and are drawn together when you are singing. As the vocal chords release, it creates a ripple effect that releases noise through your mouth. You want to make sure you use solid breath, so you don't have tension in your vocal chords and while you sing. Your breathing technique should be similar to how you are using your vocal chords. You don't want to apply too much pressure t...

How To: Sing using your chest voice

In this tutorial, we learn how to sing using your chest voice with Ian Castle. Your chest voice is used in everyday speech, it is turned chest voice that vibrates in the chest voice. If you speak in everyday conversations, you will be able to feel your chest vibrate, which is what your chest voice is. When practicing your chest voice exercise, don't strain your voice too hard. You will want to start out with saying "ahh" voice exercises, from descending to ascending. Change your voice along w...

How To: Sing using a head voice

Ian Castle tells us how to sing using a head voice in this video. The point where you cannot sing any higher is the point in which you need to use your head voice. This is a much thinner sound that feels lighter. To start an exercise to use your head voice, start with saying "aahhh" from a lower to a higher tone of voice. Do this several times using your entire mouth, not being scared to look silly. When you get to the point you can't reach your voice any higher, wait for a lower pitch and th...

How To: Sing high notes for men

The focus of this video is on singing high notes for men. The first step is to identify which mode your high note are sung in: classical, contemporary, or falsetto. For most men around the E flat note of the range determines which of these three routes is natural to the singer. For classical singers there is a distinct throttling around this pitch change into higher notes, a region known as the passagio. Contemporary singers have a more gradually ramping up as they pass over this transition o...

How To: Scream for metal and rock vocals

Any classically trained vocalist would advise you not to EVER scream during a song. That's because any kind of screaming harms your vocal chords and could lead to a raspy, damaged voice later on in life. However, as many rock and hard metal songs require wailing of some sort, this video will teach you how to scream should you need to.

How To: Perform basic noises for beatboxing

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that shows you how to perform basic noises for beatboxing beginners. The three basic sounds are the kick (the staple mark for beatboxing, similar to a kick drum), the hi hat sound, and the click. Master these three basic noises and you'll be rocking the BeatBox in no time.

How To: Beatbox the tongue & tom roll technique

This instructional beatboxing video explains how to do a better tongue roll as well as an alternate roll that is referred to as the tom roll. These are both used as fills in between kicks and snares as well as at the end of phrases. Practice the tongue and tom roll techniques and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Perform a grit or fry scream

This video tutorial shows you how to do the grit scream, or as it's popularly called the fry scream (by Melissa Cross). This scream is often used in heavy metal rock vocals. Follow the steps in this how to video and you will be able to do the Fry scream in no time.