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Hey, so I've been playing metal for years on my guitar, over the past year or so I started getting into singing. Now for me singing clean and even with a bit of distortion I have no issue (think hard rock grit) but screaming eludes me. I've looked at a million videos and cant grasp the concept of it. I know how to do vocal fry but I cant put it to a scream. Any advice?

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It's really hard to say without actually hearing and seeing what you do. In general, if you can sing with "grit", you're likely partway to a good scream already. Try pushing the grit harder and separating it from the tonal component of your voice. Experiment, play around, do silly monster voices. Listen to older and less processed recordings of people with a sound you like, so you can hear what they're actually doing.

It may not come immediately, and the foundation of a good scream might not sound good on its own, but once you find a way in, you'll be able to relax and develop it. Stay hydrated, some discomfort is normal, control is more important than volume. Recordings are usually hyped and misleading. Work with what you've got.

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