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: Hey Jaime...question about acir reflux

First and foremost, you want to get a pillow that prevents you from lying flat. That will help with the reflux. If you sleep on your left side, that will also alleviate it somewhat. Try not to go to bed right after eating (this one's tough, because I get sleepy after a big meal and always lose the battle to stay awake).

An acid reducer long-term is really the way to go. It won't kick in immediately, but after about a month of taking it, your symptoms will improve. As someone with acid reflux- sorry you have that. It's one of the absolute worst things for a singer to deal with.

Wondering if you also might have an allergy to something in your room. Do your sinuses ever get blocked? You'd notice if they did... It would be impossible to sing in reinforced falsetto. The tone would go up into those resonators and just disappear in a cushion of mucus (not sure how else to describe it). Hope you feel better.

Re: Hey Jaime...question about acir reflux

Thanks for the tips man!Yea it really is pain in the ass.Well I'm pretty sure now that I have acid reflux but anyways I will talk to my doctor before taking any actions.Thanks again!