I saw this one being crafted in YKTTW
. The name came from some fellow who used it as an in-joke. If you look at the quotes page that I added
, you'll see that the more commonly-accepted term is "Yarling" (many professional rock artists use it). I'd like to add that the opening paragraph acknowledges the term: I didn't add that, it was added by a troper named Sky Hedgehogian Maestro
, independent of me. I'm not the only one who thinks this is a bad name.
A major problem with the current name is that it implies nasally singing, which this trope can happen without. On the other hand, the defined "R" noise is pretty-much key in singing this way (it's a bit hard to explain without an audial example).
Jack Endino's reputation in the grunge
scene gives him more than enough clout to be naming this "singing" technique. He goes into a pretty worth-while explanation
on what defines it, exactly. You'll note that non-grunge singers have taken to using the term, and in other cases it's been referred to as "Seattle Singing."
edited 13th Dec '13 3:07:15 PM by Alucard