For years Iíve been obsessing with my range and most of the time I hated that my voice sounded ďcleanĒ, so I also wanted a husky/growling sound, but without knowing the technique, I just ripped it, screamed a lot to Guns N Roses and all the high pitch rock songs, and over time whether it was just singing or what I was specifically doing, my voice did improve a lot, and I had a bit of a huskiness about it; I couldnít keep it up for hours, and needless to say it wasnít working well the next day. The voice always came back to normal after a while, with a clean sound, but lately 'cause of a lot of driving (and singing) it wonít go back to that clean sound Ė whenever I go for high notes, I have to really try to keep it clean, otherwise, it sounds ripped (I like it sometimes, but I canít control it). Basically, I realised Iíve been hurting my voice and using an unnatural technique to get the growling sound, so I want to know if it will go back and whether I should do anything about it, or worry about it at all?
Is screaming from time to time bad? I realise the growling sound is achieved by not letting enough air through (so it can even be done in folcetto), not how I used to Ė just scream and the throat hurt a bit after (an indication that I was doing something wrong). Is it worth it Ė the growl? I kinda like my voice now because itís matured a bit (Iím 27), but I canít decide. Can anyone say if screaming and pushing your voice for higher notes can improve the range, but not permanently? Like Roger Daltrey screamed so much he couldn't pull it off in later years of his career.
I did go a bit wild with my voice after I quit smoking and had a boost of range and ability to sustain notes at higher range, but I pushed and pushed (bloody Guns N Roses) to try and keep up with my stereo
Anyways, I know I put a few things in one text, and I have a lot of further questions, but any advice would be appreciated for now.