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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New Member :)

Hello. I just downloaded Raise Your Voice and I'm extremely excited to get started.
I have been singing for 20 years (5 years professionally) and in those last 5 years, my voice has deteriorated and singing has become very hard work and painful. After a visit to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, fortunately, it was discovered I have no damage to my vocal chords (although some evidence of redness of my 'voice box'). So, it seems apparent that it is simply down to poor technique. Years and years of attempting online vocal coaching courses (Ken Tamplin and Brett Manning), different singing teachers (Classical, Bel Canto) and basically a whole lot of contradictory information, I have now landed here. I'm hoping I have finally found 'the one'.
Be ready for lots of queries!!!!!!
Nice to meet you all :)

Re: New Member :)

Glad to have you, Reebee. Please go through ALL of the book and take your time. If you're anxious to start the exercises, Read all of Part One and then you can jump to Part Three. Though I still want you to go back and read Part Two:) Still. Parts One and Three work together with technique and exercise;)