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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Can hit high notes but cant sing them

Hello everyone! Let me get straight to the I have problem with singing songs that are well inside my voice range.I can hit high C and hold it all day long, I can do decent rock screams and add rasp to my voice(its not great yet but i can do it pretty good sometimes), but when I try to sing a song that should be a piece of cake for me based on my range and power I just cant do it corectly i know its not correct because it doesnt sound right and I can feel tension in my voice.I came to a conclusion that despite having big vocal range and decent power I lack control.I cant hit those high notes lightly when i try it all gets cracky and airy no matter how little breath i try to use.Sometimes when im relaxed and totaly focused I can do it right but most of the time thats not the case.I just feel when i start singing in chest voice im stuck there and cant realy switch to mix voice even though i have acces to my mix but only when i do it isolated or like a siren.I know this would all come in place with lots of practice but the thing is right now I really have no much time for anything other then my job so I would apricate some tips and exercises on this problem if anyone knows something that could help me...thank you!