Like No Other Metal Vocal Coaching Method in Existence
After losing his own voice from singing metal the wrong way, Mars Vocal founder Christopher Mars couldn’t find a coach who could help him sing the right way. He combined what he learned from a bunch of vocal coaches and his own personal experiences to create the MARS Method.
After four years of development and constant fine tuning, we feel comfortable saying this is the safest, most effective way to learn how to sing metal. And it’s not even close. Here’s what the MARS Method means:
Imagine putting on one of those masquerade ball masks that only cover your eyes and nose. The goal is to sing with head resonance instead of chest resonance by aiming everything into the mask area. Instead of targeting the chest or throat, we teach you how to sing from the roof of the mouth up to the area behind your nose and eyes. The goal is to sing at a 45-degree angle toward the ceiling, which creates a direct connection between the bottom of the throat and the tip of the nose.
Breathing is absolutely critical to professional singing, but especially with metal vocals. Proper breathing is actually the opposite of what people think. It’s easy to push air out. The hard part is holding air inside and letting it out at a steady trickle. You don’t need a lot of air to sing, but you have to be able to control it from the inside. We’ll show you how to use posture and spread your ribs to control airflow while your core muscles provide support and power. It’s physically demanding, but if it were easy, everyone would be dominating instead of burning out their voices.
When you create the precise shape and size of the space in your voice box for a given note, it automatically amplifies. It’s like when you blow across the top of a glass bottle at exactly the right pressure and angle to get that booming sound. That’s resonance. We show you to create the right shape and space for each note in your range. This allows you to sing loud and hit every note without much effort.
Once you get the correct size and shape, you have to maintain those shapes and sizes, then adapt slightly to shape vowels and consonants. Shaping comes last because if you can’t master the first three principles, you won’t be able to shape your vowels and consonants.
The MARS Method might seem a little overwhelming. And it’s not easy. That’s why no other metal vocal coaches teach like this. But if you want to dominate, you have to spend some time in the trenches learning your craft.