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  • Growling

    Growling often sounds like a coarser variation of distortion of the voice. It is used e.g. in traditional jazz, r&b and gospel, but also in metal music (death growl).
  • Melody

    Melodic singing is done by producing a linear succession of musical notes that the listener perceives as a single entity.
  • Rapping

    Rapping is a distinct form of recitative singing, where the singer is chanting lyrics in a rhythmic manner fitting to the beat of the music. It is the main ingredient of hip-hop music, but can be found in many different music styles.
  • Recitative

    Recitative singing is a free vocal style that imitates the rhythms and natural inflections of ordinary speech. It is e.g. used for dialogue and narrative in operas. Though rapping is a recitative vocal technique, we have not included it here.
  • Screaming

    Screams are sudden, loud and high-pitched notes made with clear or distorted voice. Screaming is used in many styles of music from Soul to Heavy Rock.
  • Whispering

    Whispering produces soft spoken or sung words using e.g. breath and lips to modulate the sound, but at the same time avoids creating vibration of the vocal cords.