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: morning no- voice, waking up without ability to sing a single note,hardly-sticken phleghm in cor

This is address in RYV in the acid reflux section if I remember correctly. Try a spoon of organic apple cider vinegar before your meal to help your stomach maintained a natural pH level when digesting. My recommendation is to take notes of what you ate for dinner that night before when you wake up with these symptoms. Avoid spicy food, citrus alcohol and ALL porcessed food. Cook at home from fresh meat and vegetables.


Re: morning no- voice, waking up without ability to sing a single note,hardly-sticken phleghm in cor

Well this problem is constant. It´s not about mapping what I eat at night or whatever. I went to the doctor again to do different diagnostic tests. He did stool test for candida, yeast, parasites, and they went negative. Also he did test concerning mouth and throat bacteria, and this one was negative too. All past tests didn´t show anything specific except for more mucus in sinuses and lungs. Chlamidia/mycoplasma test negative. and endoscopy for acid reflux went negative too. The only one plausible cause is "Leaky gut" but it cannot be diagnosed. The logic says if I eat literally anything and my sinuses slightly fill within couple of hours. the problem is not meal, but intestinal lining. my mother has also problems with too much mucus in throat going for years and years. Tommorow my new package will arive. I´ll try some zink, glutamine, quercetin for leaky gut. This is going to be a huge problem for future singers because today´s foodstuff contains plenty of refined sugars and carbohydrates and gluten which in long term damage intestinal lining. I will let you know how things work. How I wish to open my big voice to the fullest and not to worry about mucus in throat. I also have lots of trouble because I need to spit during day a lot because of post nasal drip. I spit really huge amount of mucus when doing scream excercises.