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Learning to Scream, on Cue and in Key

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Learning to Scream, on Cue and in Key

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Learning to Scream, on Cue and in Key

Learning to Scream, on Cue and in Key

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When rock singers want to learn how to use their voice without ruining their vocal chords, they often turn to Melissa Cross, otherwise known as the "Scream Queen." Cross teaches metal, punk and hardcore performers how to growl, bark, bellow — and scream.

Cross, who is classically trained, has a new instructional DVD, The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed.

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