How To Sing: Vocal Fry

August 21, 2009 by  
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In this quick singing lesson you will learn what vocal

fry is and how you can use it to shed weight from your


*Warning*  This is one crazy exercise!  But very effective!


Learn how to apply vocal fry to a song in my “X Factor Video Series”

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9 Responses to “How To Sing: Vocal Fry”
  1. talkshowchic says:

    i am a black entertainer
    a cali native residing in la
    i rap and sing
    your vocal lessons have helped me a lot

    they are hard
    but hey!
    who ever said it would be easy

    i know when i see your little face
    i’m going to have to put in work…


  2. talkshowchic says:

    I’m back
    love you!

  3. Aussie Vocal Coach says:

    Aww you say the nicest things! :)

  4. Lhardit Folco says:

    Hey My name is Folco i’m french and i do not speak english very well so i hope you’ll understand what i’ll say… i’m the vocalist of a metal band and i would like to learn the vocal fry but can’t reach it…. when i begin o slowly push more air outside my mouth the sound become very bad and the vibrations stop… perhaps is that happening cuz i’m not old enought? i’m 15 years old…. i already reach mids scream,growl scream, pigsqueal and all others… but fry is my favourite…. i would like to scream like oliver sykes (bring me the horizon vocalists). I hope you will be able to help me :) but thanks a lot if you can :D

  5. karen says:

    I am not a good singer but I could carry a tune. I think it is nice to watch how to sing vocal fry. And it is nice that you know how to play the keyboard too.

  6. CharLee says:

    Hi Ian! Love your site and I’m having fun with the exercises. I submitted a question to your “Ask Ian” page concerning my being diagnosed with “Bowed Vocal Folds” I am waiting to start therapy with a specialist to hopefully realign and close my vocal folds properly but would like to start exercising in the meantime. Would the vocal fry be a good exercise to help with chord closure? Do you have any other runs and riffs I could implement to help with this problem. I want very much to be able to sing the songs I’m learning on guitar. Thank you for any help you can give me at this time.

  7. Aussie Vocal Coach says:

    Hi CharLee! Vocal fry is indeed a great exercise for closing your vocal folds. Just make sure that you are doing the exercise with complete throat relaxation and not a forced sound. Other exercises that are great for connecting your cords are:

    *An arpeggio on GOOG.
    *Repeated soft onset sounds on a vowel. To do this exercise take a breath in and then hold your breath with your mouth open (basically closing your cords) and then do 5 notes in a row on a vowel of your choice. You need to “re-attack” the vowel on each of the 5 notes you sing. I hope you know what I mean? I think I will do a video lesson on this topic as it is a great question and will help a lot of people.

  8. CharLee says:

    Wow! I’m impressed Ian, Thank You so much for your quick and helpful response to my question, YOUR AWESOME!!
    I look forward to your lesson on bowed vocal folds and am delighted I have some exercises to help heal and realign mine. I sure wish I knew how I bowed them in the first place.
    I have always had a low speaking voice and impressed a vocal teacher (who was teaching my daughter for awhile) with just how low I could clearly go with deep resonance and timber, but she never recognized that I actually had a problem with bowed vocal folds. My speaking voice is breathy and people would also say I should be an FM radio late night DJ, however when I decided that I really wanted to sing, that’s when the pain and frustration really set in and I went in search of some medical advice. I haven’t and won’t give up!! Thanks again for your help! I’m all EARS lol


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