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guylguyl Posts: 10Pro, 2.0 PRO
I had a gig where I used a lot of fry screaming and now my falsetto is breathy and stop working after a while



  • bentkbentk Posts: 1,069Pro, 2.0 PRO
    You have probably been using your throat too much to produce a distorted sound. I don't think that is recommended here, but i never use any distorted singing really.
    Vocal fry screaming can have a very adverse effect on your vocals, especially when done improperly.

    Is your voice hoarse too? Can you still sing easily in your upper mid-voice?
    The only advice i can give you is to completely stop the way you are screaming, unless that wasn't the cause of you losing your falsetto. Take it easy for a few days, and start doing your KTVA exercises pretty soon again. You can start slowly and easy, but make sure you exercise. Drink a lot of water everyday and eat healthy. If all is well, this will probably just pass and your voice will be back. If not, then there may be a different cause, or something else is wrong. When your voice is back to normal, i might be important to go over you singing technique again, as this shouldn't happen repeatedly.

    If you are on volume 3 of KTVA, then there are videos there for you about distortion. There are extra videos on this in the PRO VIDEOS section of the forum.

    I hope this helps, and i'm sure others can give you even more advice here.
    Maybe a little info about where you are in the program and what you have learned from the distortion taught at KTVA could be of extra value for us.

    All the best,

  • guylguyl Posts: 10Pro, 2.0 PRO
    My regular voice is fine. I never really had a distortion and I did develop it well to the point it doesn't hurt. It also didn't hurt during that gig. Only felt pressure in the neck. Thanks for the advice, I think I'll also focus on taking the right amount of air with the distortion so I won't have the problem again.
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