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

Good Afternoon,

where to begin..

I am a almost 40 male guitarist.. been playing since i was a teen, and singing (badly) along with but never really been a "Vocalist" just necessity as i had no singers in my circle of friends growing up..

last year i joined a band as a second guitarist and after a year with them, and we added new songs to the set, that i began to sing the lead on..

and now i find myself, in the position of not liking all i hear when i sing and reaching out of my comfort zone to do higher notes, more powerful parts that leave me horse or i hear notes break..

i have no formal training in either singing or guitar.. and joined the band really to get back to music.. and playing the guitar i never thought i would be singing.

so i have been hunting locally for tuition but no-one in my remote part of Germany, speaks enough English to teach me or teaches the type of music i wish to sing..

so here i am, having just invested in the V24 system as my work day scheduled is tight at the best of times..

I have a Few videos of my singing on my youtube channel..

Adam "Wolf" Deville

i am hoping to get past the fear of singing and fear that i will sound awful when singing live which i will have to do in the coming gigs..

Cheers everyone..


Re: New Member

Welcome Adam. Sorry it took me soooo long to respond. Listening to your Nickelback cover now. Hey man, I like your voice! Love the emotion you are adding. I know you say you're busy but those 24 minutes can be done even in the car! So stick with it, jopin a band and do this thing!!!!! :)