Welcome to Voice of a Dragon!

Voice of a Dragon, my series of online music lessons, was named after the idea of collecting and strengthening different shouts from Skyrim. My content is made specifically with metal musicians in mind, with the hope that you'll be able to unlock every tool and technique you're looking for to be able to create your art without limits. Perhaps you'll shout your enemies into submission along the way :) 

If you're looking for a more immersive experience, some of my Patrons have regular discounts for downloading these lessons, and they always get early streaming access to new lessons every month. I also meet with my students once or twice a month on a group zoom call to discuss lesson content and other music-related topics, such as performing, dealing with stress and fear, marketing, etc. We also have a discord server where we share our covers, practice cams, views on the industry, and generally hang out. It's a very supportive community :) At the end of the day, I just want to be for you what I didn't have at Berklee - a kind of metal mentor with the aim of helping you elevate your artistry, not change it.

Enough talk. Happy practicing! I hope to see you over at my Patreon :) 

 

Next lessons (available in April): Songwriting 101, Three-Dimensional Orchestration
 

Powerful Melodic Metal Singing: Mixed Voice Basics
  • Powerful Melodic Metal Singing: Mixed Voice Basics
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$20.00

A look at the foundations of bringing the power of chest voice into higher ranges. A great place to start! This is the stuff I know I can count on to get me through a show, no matter how poorly I slept, how brutal the air conditioning in the van is, or how jetlagged and exhausted my voice is.

This lesson bundle contains anecdotes, vocal exercises, explanations, and demonstrations in written and video form. It also includes some disclaimers, advice, and backing tracks for four vocal exercises for your guided practice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to swing by my Office Hour livestreams on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/adriennecowanmusic

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Orchestration for Metal Musicians: Who Gets the Melody?
  • Orchestration for Metal Musicians: Who Gets the Melody?
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$10.00

Frustrated from blindly stabbing in the dark with your "big orchestra" keyboard patch? Looking to create more emotive, effective orchestral arrangements for your musical endeavours, but don't quite know where to start?

In this lesson, you'll become more familiar with the sounds of each instrument's different expressions and ranges, so you can educate and refine your instincts when asking yourself, "Who gets the melody?" while orchestrating. We'll look deeper into how we experience and consume music as composers and as listeners, and how we can use that knowledge to our advantage when creating an emotional state change for our listeners.

This bundle contains a video, a written handout of sorts, a long exercise, some anecdotes, and some recommendations for further studies :) There will be a part II in the coming months!

If you have any questions, please feel free to swing by my Office Hour livestreams on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/adriennecowanmusic

*Please note: If you have trouble opening the zip file (for example, you're on a PC and open the file only to find an empty folder called "_MACOSX"), you now should be able to download each of the three individual files separately instead :)

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Powerful Melodic Metal Singing: Singing With Distortion
  • Powerful Melodic Metal Singing: Singing With Distortion
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$10.00

Level: Intermediate

A step-by-step walkthrough of how to safely create and incorporate different distortion types into your vocal toolbox, including: -Hetfield mids -Classic Heavy Metal highs -Soul-broken textures

This lesson bundle contains an instructional video and pdf full of demonstrations, How Tos, Dos and Don'ts, and tips for applying these techniques in a live situation.

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