Vocal node issues and other queries
Hello. I am new to the forum. As a matter of fact, I only found out about Ken and all this potential for vocal awesomeness today! Just what I've been after for years. I would love to pick up the DVD's as soon as my finances allow. So until then, I figured I should ask some basic questions regardless, for the sake of knowledge and not wanting to hurt my voice. Here are my questions...
1. A few yers back I ended up getting vocal node problems after I stopped extensive vocal practice for quite some time. When I went back to it I was attempting techniques for my loud and high range singing which were both incorrectly and too quickly employed at irregular practice times.
I have now begun regular practices again focused mostly on low to mid range vocals and try to keep anything husky to a minimum. But, I am still irritating it and sometimes creating pain, is there a way to heal or modify this so I'm ready for the DVD training?
2. Although I am female, my comfortable range and tone is similar to that which is commonly heard of Eddie Vedder, Paul Rodgers and Chris Cornell's mid to low side. (I'm a rock singer, hence those examples) So given that I hear the 'Diva's' version on the DVD's is very high range stuff, would I start on the 'Dude's' one and then progress?
3. Given that it is said that one's range can be expanded most impressively...most speak of improving thier high end singing; which I definately need to do. However, out of curiosity, can one extend thier low range also? I like to try a bit of everything! Besides, the low end stuff always gets to feel totally natural pretty fast with me.
Kind regards to Ken and all of you on the forum.