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Offline rbargholz

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learning to growl, bark etc
« on: May 18, 2011, 04:37:46 am »
where did all you growlers/barkers/howlers learn to do so?
trying to replicate an authentic dog bark  (:

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 05:07:34 am »
I've had 35 dogs over the course of my lifetime, I've always instinctively known how to bark/growl
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 02:37:13 pm »
I can give a few tips, for one, move all of your saliva to the back of your mouth near your throught, and then kindof mutter a 'grrr'
Thats, sortof it... It's kindof hard to explain because it's mostly instint for me, I howl at the moon alot xP
Maybe try listining to YouTube videos of your specific species growls/barks/howls, pay close attention to the pitch/tone and the shape of their mouths, and as usual, PRACTICE often, the more you bark the better you sound!
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 10:59:16 am »
The only growling I can do is the dethmetal style kind, that just can from messing around and trying to immitate others. Other than that I'll just say the actual word "grr" or whatever sound I happen to want to say.
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 02:41:36 am »
I,  "rawr," at people on occasion,  but it's usually a very indifferent or even confused,  "rawr," rather than an actual rawring sound.

I've been meaning to learn to howl for a while.

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 08:27:47 am »
Not sure how I learned to. Imitation? Yeah, mostly imitation.
I don't growl, really. But I do find it fun to bark and howl at dogs.

Though my mom and sister like to bother me about making an almost purring sound sometimes. But, family is weird and find those sorts of things silly and like it. (My dad grumbles and growls when his food is really good...and swears he doesn't.  :o)
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 11:38:44 am »
To growl,
Simply move the back of your tongue, to gently touch the back, or upper back of your throat,
And exhale as if you were going to speak in a deep voice.
The sound should occur naturally while exhaling with no strenuous effort. :)

As far as howling or barking goes, sorry, you’ll just have to practice vocally. (:
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 09:04:27 pm »
I just make random animal noises alot. *shrugs* I also listen to growls & screams of video game & tv characters (like Hunter from L4D & Momo from Avatar:TLA) & try to replicate the noises. Quite fun to do actually. ^^
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 10:52:38 pm »
Sometimes I practice roaring in my car to and from work when im not singing to the radio.  Scared my self with a good loud one the other day.  :D
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 11:58:21 pm »
i've gotten a prettt good growl going, just no tone, it's flaat

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 07:49:27 pm »
I used to howl along with my dog as a silly entertaining thing for family. Other than that I've always yipped and puled when stepped on or when I hurt myself.

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 05:30:46 pm »
I was never fairly good at glaring, so I naturally learned to imitate sounds. My personal favorite is the, "don't you dare touch my sandwich" growl. I tighten my through and basically cause a vibration through my lungs to my jaws. It's a base and lasts for usually around 2 seconds.

(I also meow at my cats from time to time)

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2011, 05:41:30 am »
As you might expect, I'd growl when insulted or frustrated (heavily!). For example, there was a time when I got into a sheer rage over my gramophone not working properly. So much so I ended up growling and snarling (yes, I did sound very much like a wolf doing that!).

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 05:12:38 pm »
hahahha, I THINK I'VE MASTERED IT
got really close to openly letting rip at a 'basher at school, *shows space between forefinger and thumb* THIS CLOSE!

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 06:33:22 pm »
Tried praticing today in car. Its funny how even by your self, you can feel silly at times. I hate that so much!

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 12:43:15 am »
Yeah, I tried growling at home...you're right Chris, it does feel silly even by yourself.
But it's still fun! :D

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 08:33:05 am »
i learn every sound my pets make
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growl bark whine hiss meow purr yip chirp whisle and a bunch others i cant exactly spell
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 10:34:08 am »
I had a cat for most of my life, so I copied her meows, growls and hisses. Still do them occasionally.
I could never quite copy her chirping meow though.

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 10:14:12 pm »
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I just had my first roar. It was deep throat roar like a combination of a dragon and a hiss from an avatar smurf. I got a phone call right when I had finally finished my house work, and all I wanted was to start blogging. That is when the phone rang. I went over and picked it up and guess what. IT WAS A MACHINE!!!

I got so pissed that I first growled several times to warn it to shut up (as if that would work), then I just lost it and roared into the speaker phone. It was exhilarating. it was fun, but it needs practice.
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2011, 07:39:50 pm »
There really isn't alot of people who can LEARN to growl. I'm pretty sure it all came naturally. I didn't know I could bark,growl,snarl, and ho til the seventh grade. I for one was a dog lover. So I images my dog one day while my family was messing with our dog Benjii Boy by trying to bark. When I did it everyone stopped and looked at me.
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2011, 03:05:19 pm »
There really isn't alot of people who can LEARN to growl

I'm inclined to disagree, at least from my own personal experience. I never knew how to growl until I started listening to wolves growling and other people showing/telling you how to growl. Only recently have I gotten more used to it, but it still needs work. I practice on my stepdad's cat occasionally as a kind of mark of progress, and it serves to scare him now (: Plus I've tried growling at other dogs that have started growling at me, and after a bit of a canine standoff, they yield.

As for howling/barking/etc, I'm not sure if I can help. I'm still trying to correct my howls...And as a naturally shy (read: practically silent) person, barking doesn't work so well because I just have trouble summoning up the vocal strength for it  :( A similar predicament occurs when I try metal growling/screaming.
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2011, 05:26:01 pm »
I can howl and growl, but not bark. My voice is really soft and girly, even for a girl. Barking doesn't sound right with me. x______x;;

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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2011, 08:33:08 am »
I never "learned" how to bark, meow, howl, or hiss. I just somehow knew how to do it by instinct :)
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Re: learning to growl, bark etc
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2011, 07:16:38 am »
I've been growling, snarling, barking and howling for years now.  I practice a lot but I'm not sure how realistic I sound. When I howl sometimes our miniature pinscher joins in.
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