Welcome to The Voice Connection Sound Off; a forum for users of books like Raise Your Voice, Melody to Madness, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and Unleash Your Creative Mindset, as well as a place for Vendera Vocal Academy members to interact.

This message board was created so that singers could come together and "sound off" to help support each other during vocal development and the creative process of unleashing the creative spark that occurs when writing and producing music. Currently, myself and vocal coaches Ben Valen, Ray West, and Ryan Wall are here to respond periodicially to your questions, with new vocal coaches coming soon. But, feel free to help each other too:)

This board is here for you to ask questions about my and my fellow coach's books, videos, and MP3 programs, as well as offer others help with our vocal techniques. You may also post videos of yourself and your band to share your music and ask for critiques.

Please refrain from negative comments, profanities, spamming, and inappropriate criticisms of vocal methodologies, vocal coaches, and singers. All negative posts will be deleted and subject to banning without question. I will not respond to negative posts, because, as Mark Twain once said, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” With that said, positive criticism is welcome because that is how you'll grow as a singer during the training process.

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Re: Jaime The ENT said my vocal cords need more closure there still air passin

Depends on if there is nodules. If you start the strength training program with the Isolation exercises, take your time doing them 6 days per week, paying close attention to your vocal technique and trying to keep the sound as clean, clear, and breath free as possible, you will develop better closure simply because of building muscle:)

Re: Jaime The ENT said my vocal cords need more closure there still air passin

Sometimes breathiness comes from sending the voice too forward. I often advise students with a breathy tone to "forget" that their voice is coming out of their mouth. Instead, send your voice along your jaw and around your ear to allow a fuller breath free sound to develop.