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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Would Love A Critique of My Vocals :-D

Hey guys,

I have just recently recorded vocals to an original song... I would love for you guys (especially Jaime) to hear it, comment on it, critique the hell out of it... Tell me what I'm doing wrong/right, etc. Please try not to cringe, hehe. ;) ...My pitch does suck.


I do apologize - I don't quite know how to make the link "click-able."

Re: Would Love A Critique of My Vocals :-D

The only advice I can give you is keep working on Vocals - you'll get to where you want to be. Also, don't saturate everything in reverb - it "mushes" it all together and you lose the different instruments. Utilize Panning to fill out the sound by spreading it throughout the stereo field.

To Hone your crafts (other than with RYV) Look into Pat Pattison - he's the songwriting/lyric professor at Berklee School of Music in Boston - he has many free vids on youtube as well as free courses on

Also look into "Into the Lair" a free engineering tips on mixing by Dave Pensado at also has free tips.

Sometimes what we think is a finished product is only the beginning :-).