Melissa Cross – The Zen Of Screaming
Sep 02 2016
The first DVD screaming lesson of its kind, The Zen of Screaming by vocal coach, and “Queen of Scream” Melissa Cross offers comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow extreme vocal instruction with step-by step-vocal screaming techniques (both melodic vocal screaming & unmelodic hardcore screaming), extreme vocal exercises, tips to save your singing voice from damage, and more-all in a convenient DVD/CD combo package.
The Zen of Screaming also includes invaluable tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and explicit and helpful animations which illustrate and illuminate the specific vocal exercises. Interspersed is exclusive backstage and performance footage of today’s most exciting artists, with candid offstage interviews and opportunities to see these artists actually working in-studio with Melissa Cross. Featured vocalists include Andrew W.K., Lamb of God’s D. Randall Blythe, Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair, Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley, God Forbid’s Byron Davis, Smashing Pumpkins’ Melissa Auf der Maur and more!
Nothing is more frustrating than being in a band, knowing what you want to do, but being unable to get there – either because you’re not warmed up, you damaged your throat the night before, or you just don’t know what you’re doing. This DVD will help you solve all of those problems!
Melissa Cross get’s it. She gets that rock is not supposed to sound like opera. She has found a way to apply traditional vocal training without altering the intensity and grit essential to rock singing.
She covers everything from breathing and talking to hitting your pitch and screaming without hurting yourself. If you check out the bonus features she even swallows a camera to show you how you can hurt yourself while singing.
New York vocal instructor, Melissa Cross has created a DVD that presents a no-nonsense approach to singing hard rock and screaming, while focusing on solid vocal technique. She has worked with hardcore metal acts, such as Lamb of God and Shadows Fall.
The Zen of Screaming is over 2 hours of extreme vocal instruction based on Melissa’s experiences. She has taken her classical training from prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England and developed a way to mix classical technique with the unbridled passion of rock singing. In her own words, Melissa says, “I was able to extract the essential aspects of classical technique, apply them to speech – and then, again, apply them back to music.” She teaches singers ways to add grit to their voice without losing their voice.
The Zen of Screaming is the first DVD of it’s kind. It is an easy to follow along training program with step-by-step exercises and vocal explanations. This DVD includes tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and animations, which illustrate each specific vocal exercise. Melissa also presents footage of some of her professional clients, in interviews and during vocal training sessions with Melissa.
If your goal is to sing extreme metal but are continually losing your voice, if you want more power, if you want more grit, if you want to learn how to scream your brains out without ever suffering vocally, then The Zen of Screaming is for you!
If you have ever thought about singing or doing anything vocally, this DVD is for you. This instructional DVD is easily worth ten times the price you will pay for it.
There are the following on this DVD:
- Vocal exercises
- Warm ups
- Cool downs
- Breathing techniques
- Tongue twisters
- How to find your pitch
- How to expand your range
- How to hear yourself – this one is most important because you will never have a bad night because of a bad mix or no mix etc, after using this DVD
- Projection techniques
- How to bring clarity to your notes
- Visualize notes – no more scooping to get there!
- How to push your voice and not blow your voice
- How to speak when your not singing
- How to scream without tearing your vocal chords
- Vocal rest (how to recovery from vocal injury)
- How to get round full sounding notes
- Taking breaths between notes or words
- Syllable accenting
- And of course the all important, Brown Note!
This is more for singing that screaming – but screamers will get more than they bargain for with this DVD.
Running time: 2 hrs 25 min
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Size: 4.35 Gb