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: practice in car

I am so busy that I try to get my daily singing done in the car, and even breaking glasses sometimes, haha. Don't sweat it. Use the RYV techniques and you'll maintain your voice and hit thiose high notes.


Re: practice in car

I think it comes from my bad habit of put my neck in wrong position on high notes.
Drivin keeps my head in normal position.
Thanks Jaime!

Re: practice in car

I would personally advise AGAINST singing in the car! (sorry, Jaime). The reason for this, is that there is no reflective surface for your voice to bounce off of. It's like being in a soundproof room (which a car basically is, so it's no wonder, then that Nirvana recorded their first album in a van, which is the same idea).

When you're singing in the car, 1. You can't hear yourself accurately because of the aforementioned. Two: You'll probably sing harder because of the latter, especially if the music you're singing to is loud. Thom Yorke taught himself to sing in a bathroom, standing in a corner and projecting his voice at it. Great way to learn to sing, IMO.'

Don't mind me, I'm just jealous because I don't have a car

Re: practice in car

Ahh the old singing in the car myth. I proved that one was false on MythBusters too! ;) You CAN sing in the car and you'll be just fine. If you master your voice, you don't have to worry about how many reflective surfaces you have. Listen on the inside.