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:)

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Re: Vowel mods

Hi everyone

Just wanna ask how come Jaime doesnt teach vowel modifications?

Or maybe he does and i've just overlooked that case im sorry :p

Also i was wondering ....when you do modify....does the sound travel trough the nose to relieve tension from chest ?

Plz help


Hi Jaffer,

Jaime teaches vowel modification, he's been my Vocal Instructor for over 10 years (which still kind of freaks me out- He's such an amazing person and somebody I will ALWAYS call my friend.) I have the ebook version of RYV. 2nd Edition and it is on page 317. Admittedly, he is not a die-hard stickler about it as if you were training for say, Broadway, or traditional/Classical, or Bel Canto, but he does indeed teach Vowel Modification.