False Cord Basics For Growling & Screaming TUTORIAL

By | September 8, 2022

False Cord Basics For Growling & Screaming TUTORIAL

False Cord Basics For Growling & Screaming TUTORIAL

Learn extreme phonation for metal vocals m/

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn about extreme vocal phonation called False Cord technique
  • Access the noise in your voice for metal vocalization
  • Apply the learned knowledge to lyrics in a song context
  • Voice care tips to keep the voice healthy


  • Basic singing experience is beneficial but not needed
  • Good vocal health
  • Passion, patience, practice time and dedication 🙂

Extreme metal vocals can be frustrating and confusing. Growling and screaming are often associated with a lot of force and strain; it seems painful and damaging to the voice. It doesn’t have to be that way! In this course, I will show you a straightforward, step-by-step approach to get you started with one of the most extreme sounds the human voice can make! You will learn the False Cord technique, a unique vocal sound used in the heaviest metal subgenres and works the best for low growling. Although this mini-course is only roughly one hour long, it will keep you busy for weeks! It comprises theory, exercise explanations, demonstrations, and separate audio tracks for easier home practice. We will start by discovering the sound in your voice, then master the sound, and finally, by the end of this course, you will be able to apply your new vocal sound to the lyrics. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced clean vocalist, wanting to broaden the arsenal of your vocal sounds or an advanced extreme vocalist hitting obstacles and being stuck or wanting to freshen your basics, a clean vocal coach wanting to know what to do with metalhead students, voice enthusiast or voice actor, this course is for you!Sign up now, and let’s discover the world of metal vocals together! m/m/


Section 1: Introduction

  • Lecture 1 Introduction
  • Lecture 2 What is False Cord technique?
  • Lecture 3 About this course
  • Lecture 4 How to practice

Section 2: Discovery Sounds

  • Lecture 5 Discover The Sound
  • Lecture 6 Heavy Sigh
  • Lecture 7 Heavy Sigh Falling In Sofa
  • Lecture 8 Metal ABC’s
  • Lecture 9 Metal ABC’s Sustained
  • Lecture 10 11 Coughing
  • Lecture 11 Coughing Sustained

Section 3: Most Common Mistakes / MCM’s

  • Lecture 12 About MCM’s
  • Lecture 13 MCM #1 – Losing Too Much Air
  • Lecture 14 Exercise: Clean – Rattle Transition
  • Lecture 15 Why Breathiness Is A Problem
  • Lecture 16 MCM #2 – It Hurts, Tickles

Section 4: Sustained Tones

  • Lecture 17 Sustained Tones Vowels
  • Lecture 18 MMM Sustained
  • Lecture 19 Intro To Vowels
  • Lecture 20 Gliding Into Vowels
  • Lecture 21 MM EE MM
  • Lecture 22 MM EH MM
  • Lecture 23 MM OO MM
  • Lecture 24 MM OH MM
  • Lecture 25 Vowel Gradient MM EE EH AH
  • Lecture 26 Vowel Gradient MM OO OH AH
  • Lecture 27 You Got This

Section 5: Sustained Vowels

  • Lecture 28 AH
  • Lecture 29 EH
  • Lecture 30 EE
  • Lecture 31 OH
  • Lecture 32 OO

Section 6: Most Common Mistakes/ MCM’s #2

  • Lecture 33 MCM #1 – Glottal Onsets (Exercise “Breathy Onsets”)
  • Lecture 34 MCM #2 – Too Much Air On Vowels
  • Lecture 35 MCM #3 – Straining Running Out Of Breath

Section 7: False Cord Talking

  • Lecture 36 False Cord Talking
  • Lecture 37 Apply False Cord To Lyrics: Speech Scream
  • Lecture 38 Learn The Song: Don’t Look Back In Grief

Section 8: Most Common Mistakes/ MCM’s #3

  • Lecture 39 MCM: Mushy Consonants

Section 9: Ending

  • Lecture 40 Last Tips
  • Lecture 41 Ending And Beginning

Beginner metal vocalists,Experienced melodic/extreme vocalists,Metal musicians,Voice actors,Vocal coaches,Voice enthusiasts

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