Well, things go in phases. So hopefully I am coming into a “lyrics and vocals” phase since I have many songs that need vox.
My voice was really strong starting around the middle of last year. I was doing a lot of singing training at work and confidently hitting nice David Coverdale and Chris Cornell stuff. BUT I HARDLY DID ANY RECORDING !!
Then about maybe 2-3 months ago I noticed I was having some issues on occasion hitting certain higher notes and also doing some of the exercises I had been easily doing for months. I was thinking it was just because they had turned on the air conditioner at work and I DO know that has an effect because I drive a stand up forklift at work and as I sing I get an air blast in my mouth and nose all day. So if the air is cranked I do get dried out pretty quick.
That being said, im pretty sure I had pushed a bit too far and gotten some swelling and irritation in my vocal cords. I started to worry if I had done some sort of damage since I just started singing in 2016. Maybe I had pushed too far/too fast? I thought about going to visit an ENT to get a laryngoscopy.
But then I started checking out this guys vids and website. Vids like this one.
and this one
He has lots of QnA on his website and since I could hit my higher notes and clearer notes with no trouble SOMETIMES, I concluded that I hadnt really damaged anything, but rather that I just had some swelling and tended to make it worse by not warming up or cooling down properly etc.
So I have changed my training around a bit to where its a LOT of warming up and then cooling off with only a smaller period of intense activity in between
My voice has gotten a LOT of the freshness and ring back in it that has been missing for a few months.
So hopefully, as I said, ill be coming into a nice phase of laying down vox.