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: The idea behind resonance that doesn't always resonate.

Awesome! If more RYV readers would participate on here, it would help clarify a lot of things because new visuals can be even more effective for some singers than the ones in the book. Great job, Diane:)

Re: The idea behind resonance that doesn\'t always resonate.

Awesome post, Diane! You have certainly digested RYV and can provide others with examples to understand the knowledge we get there.

Re: The idea behind resonance that doesn't always resonate.

In my experience I don't lightly blend anything. It's a 2 hour+ power work-out to get that quality sound.

My chest vocal break was very hard at A3 being a bass baritone. Just the other day I hit some solid A4s in chest voice. For the longest time A4 was a very flippy-horrible mess if I ever went there in chest.

Now on this same day I hit an E5 in chest that sounded like my A4 from over 6 months ago. I don't know what the physical limits of chest are but it's like a muscle and you can stretch it out with practice--but who knows how far?

Also my A5 in full voice resonates in my throat/chest voice so it's not all-head either.

I do very little visualization beyond just getting a grip on notes with my voice. I tried the whole spiral/mask/ball/etc. and it just seems best to instead focus on feeling tone, volume, power, and resonance. You feel the connection and power and if it's not improving over the next few minutes then you're doing something wrong.

Re: The idea behind resonance that doesn\'t always resonate.

I myself imagine the voice going up and down a set of stairs that follows a path along the jaw and skull.

But I love your traveling train visual :) Great job and thanks for posting!