Anyone experiencing cracking, fatigue.....???
My name is Andrew. I have been singing singe age 10, and I am now 37. Last year, I experienced some major vocal problems when I developed mild calluses or nodes. These are tiny little calluses that develop on the vocal cords, very much like calluses on the finger tips of guitar players. After multiple visits to the ENT, I was told to stop singing for a while, take some meds,.... Long story short, the voice healed itself over time. My doctor told me to consider looking into some vocal lessons to make sure I am using the proper techniques.
This led me to find Ken Tamplin online. I have now been working the KTVA Volume 1 for 9 weeks. I am consistently stretching chest voice to a D5. I am now able to sing a B4, and on a good day, I can sing a C5. From time to time, I have some hoarseness or fatigue. If I over-sing, I tend to have some cracking the next day. This is usually down low around A3-E4. I don't mind having some rasp to my voice because I am a rock singer. However, sometimes when I hold long notes, they tend to crack. And, if I sing real low, the notes seem to crack more often than not.
So, I am interested to hear if there are any singers out there who are experiencing the same vocal health issues? Has anyone ever had nodes? Does anyone suffer from cracking or fatigue? Does anyone suffer from stamina? I would love to hear anyone's experiences or stories.