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Vocal instruction for metal singers! Hosted by internationally acclaimed vocal coach Melissa Cross, (whose past students include Andrew W.K., Melissa Auf der Maur and the singers from Slipknot, Killsw... Read More

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Vocal instruction for metal singers! Hosted by internationally acclaimed vocal coach Melissa Cross, (whose past students include Andrew W.K., Melissa Auf der Maur and the singers from Slipknot, Killswitch Engage and Thursday), this DVD provides information and step-by-step exercises to help you sing aggressively without damaging your vocal chords.

The first of its kind, these voice lessons on DVD feature convenient menus that allow you to navigate through over 30 segments, which include tips on vocal maintenance, actual vocal cord footage, and animations which illustrate specific vocal exercises. Bonuses include exclusive backstage and performance footage of today's most exciting artists, with candid offstage interviews and opportunities to see these artists actually working in the studio with Melissa.

Featured vocalists include Andrew W.K., D. Randall Blythe (Lamb of God), Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Melissa Auf der Maur and many more!

Also includes an Audio CD & Booklet with a clearly itemized vocal practice program for each range. This DVD is as entertaining as it is informative and a must-have tool for vocalists of today.

DVD running time: 2 hrs. 25 min. plus special features.

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The Introduction to Screaming

By joshua brown

from Detroit, MI

This dvd and cd pack is great. But just to make sure you know what this is before you buy it, let me tell you what this is. The Zen of Screaming 1 dvd is more or less the introduction to screaming, it's kind of like its getting yourself and your voice ready for screaming, Melissa Cross (the instructor) teaches you vocal warm ups, tips, tricks, and techniques to not only get your voice ready to scream, but to sing better and also to speak. Sort of makes you say "hhmmmm interesting", right? She breaks down the warm ups and uses titles that make it easy to understand, your gonna be saying "oohh, that's what that means" the whole video, especially if your like me, who doesn't know the first thing about "vocal vocabulary." I recommend that you buy both Zen of Screaming 1 and 2 together, but if you already know how to scream but you need some tips on doing it the right way without hurting yourself, buy Zen of Screaming 2. Though both dvd's have their own advantages, there really is no wrong choice. Keep On Rocking!

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Excellent product.

By Alex

from Boston, MA.

The exercises are very easily presented. She helps you visualize exactly what you need to do and that makes for easy quick things to remember. The best thing is that Melissa Cross understands the heavy style a lot more than any vocal coach you can find. Like, no matter where I go (in MA), all the vocal coaches seem to be Broadway people or classical people. I thought Massachusetts would have some decent amount of metal fans, but guess not... You may find some of this a little tedious because it's like "where's the hardcore screams?" I suggest buying the first and second DVDs at once because the second one REALLY goes into screaming in a lot of detail.

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Must have for screamers

By Jose .E

from el paso, texas

I've been screaming for over a year and the first half my screams sounded like a dying goat. I got the Zen 1 and 2 and the day after had practice. My band was in shock of how good I got and now my screams are good enough to do bring me the horizon and others. This is defiantly worth it in one day you'll see an amazing change if you're a screamer

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By Jessie A.

from San Francisco, Ca

I recently bought The Zen of Screaming and I'll be honest, at first I had thought that this video wouldn't work for me. I was dead wrong! In no time I noticed my screaming getting better and my screams getting longer. The Zen of Screaming is a MUST buy. You won't be disappointed.

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By Screaming Screamerson

from Medford, OR

Well I actually bought the Zen of Screaming 2. It answered all of my questions I had. Now I am screaming non stop. If you are looking for something that is really going to help you and teach you the steps to screaming then you need to buy this DVD.

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