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To my ears it sounds like "growling". There are many ways of adding "distortion" to the voice and that is one of them. It is common in gospel singing. To learn the technique, one way is to try to imitate the Cookie Monster and experiment with making it feel comfortable (position of the tounge, jaw, etc). There are also a lot of tutorials on YouTube and the ...


I don't think it has a name, other than singing with a "rasp" or "singing dirty". This is a powerful effect used often in soul music (and inspired by the technique of prominent African-American singers in the earlier days of recorded music, such as Mahalia Jackson). However, there are few voice teachers who would deliberately and knowingly teach you to sing ...

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