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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Hello Jaime(vocal nodules question)

Now I'm slowly getting freaked out that i developed nodules.I dont know how to explain exacly but I will try.When I do isolation exercises I sometimes have problem acessing my falsetto but its ussualy fine, I can do transcending tone pretty well more often than not and my sirens arent bad either but...I have so much phlegm in my throat and it gets in the way of my voice, I kinda struggle with sirens when sliding its very hard to make my cords fully conected(its not a big deal but I can hear it and feel it its not as easy as it was before)Im not straining but its harder to hold out a note for me than it was a few months ago.After I finish with exercises my voice will sometimes feel tired(No pain or fatigue but I feel I dont have same power in my voice like in the morning 1 or 2 hours after I wake up)and sometimes I will have a lot of vocal fry in my voice if I try to sing in falseto full voice mix I can somehow make it dissapear but its still there.And when I come back from school in the evening and do my singing my voice feels tired and also have the same problem with vocal fry and my falseto gets weird and breathier than usual.Please someone let me know how can I figure out if I have nodules are there some specific symptoms or something and how can I fix this I dont want to stop singing:(

Re: Hello Jaime(vocal nodules question)

You go to an ENT and have them scope your throat. It can also be many other things. Maybe you smoke. Maybe you drink too mich caffeine. Maybe you aren't drinking water. Maybe you're not applying the technique correctly or over-pushing the air. Maybe you have acid reflux. You have to play vocal detective.