Alfred Music Publishing The Zen of Screaming 2 (DVD)

Vocal Instruction on DVDMoving a step beyond the basics of good vocal production learned in The Zen of Screaming, viewers now tackle the finer points of extreme vocals. Vocal instructor Melissa Cross guides students through the three different kinds of screams with the help of her clients, including the lead singers of Underoath, Unearth, Thursday, Arch Enemy, Sick of It All, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost, God Forbid and more.

  • Volume 2
  • DVD full of performances and practical tips
  • In English

Further information

Instrument Vocals
Style Metal, Rock
Level Of Difficulty Medium
Printing Function No
Language English
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Less could be more

Nuri, 11.02.2016
... if one likes sleepy faces, all without a tone to sing, a praise to the obviously highly competent teacher Melissa Cross, then the video is a real eye-catcher. If not, then enthusiastically at least Mrs Cross. Over the entire run time of the DVD distributed it comes however nevertheless to me nevertheless too word.

When she speaks, she usually explains with little hints how to achieve one or another vocal effect, and it is ultimately left to you to do it without overstretching your vocal bands. As usual with the music applies here also: Practicing one must already itself and correct must be synonymous with videos themselves.

As a beginner of these stylistics, I have benefited from Mrs Cross's references and the differences of vocal techniques I have not known so far, sometimes only by extending the horizon with regard to what is going on - that alone inspires.

In my opinion, however, would be a double DVD package with a slightly more balanced relationship between praise singing and singing lessons and then to 2/3 of the price of both DVDs unrestrictedly recommended. Sometimes less is more...
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Helpful for all vocalists of the harsher gait

Tobias aus T., 16.10.2009
The second part of the instructional DVD is based on The Zen of Screaming 1. Three different techniques of guttural singing are presented. Anyone who has not yet mastered these techniques may have difficulty getting started. But it is all very imaginative and vividly explained.

Above all, the purchase will be worthwhile for those who already have experience in this field. Practical tips are given which should help to lower the voice less. It is clear that Melissa Cross has a lot of experience with singers and knows the typical questions and mistakes. The hints are very practical and some of them will probably not be given in the form by any other singer - for example, "How can I hop on the stage without the burden of singing my voice".

Through the comments of well-known singers, learning is even more fun, although the content is already conveyed in a relaxed, relaxed way. All in all, the DVD offers exactly what singers need to know in all the harder styles - and often more than can be learned in traditional singing lessons.
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