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: Warm Up/Cool Down Question

Personally I often warm up without a pitch reference. I often find it is a better way to start because I am more focused on keeping relaxed with good technique then about getting a specific note.

I would just suggest you start low and only very slowly get to your higher notes.

The opposite would be true when warming down after a practice session/performance. Start up higher and work your way down so you voice resets itself to normal speaking use.

Re: Warm Up/Cool Down Question

If you're in the Vendera Vocal Academy, Jaime's "Ultimate Vocal Warm Up" is available there. It's mp3 files you can reproduce and warm up along to. I have them in my cell phone so I can warm up without needing a keyboard or similar.

Re: Warm Up/Cool Down Question

Get Jaime's new phone App that way you can practice anywhere anytime!!!

Phil Moufarrege