Thanks for all the responses guys, glad to hear it. However I have to point out that it's more than a little raspy, and I literally can't hit the note, especially the c5. Not that I was aiming for the c5 in this clip. The falsetto is windy and scratchy too. I have less control over it as well. I also want to mention that I feel a very slight pain around the E4-F4, but its only when I did the scale. It's not a major pain at all. Another thing is I've been suffering from pharyngitis for a few months (presumably due to improper technique), which causes a slight pain (sometimes) when I swallow, around the right side of my throat above the larynx. It only usually happens when I have my head down and I swallow, when my head is at the normal position and I swallow there is no pain. This hasn't gotten worse after this incident which I am posting about. No pain or hoarseness when I'm speaking or singing lower/in the lower-mid range either. I've attached an audio clip. I will try that gargle out, hopefully I can find all of the ingredients I need in my town. If not, I'll make do with all the ones that I can find. EDIT: I put it up on Soundcloud now, been meaning to open an account anyway: https://soundcloud.com/kevin-mario-asokan/vocal-problem-upload-for-tmv
Hi TMV, Today I had to upload a few videos for an audition. Basically I sang for a few hours to get the takes just right, and it was more singing than I've been doing lately. Some of it was in the upper parts of my range. Long story short, after finishing everything, I tried hitting my upper notes a few minutes ago and I couldn't do it, I didn't have control over it, and it sounded really raspy, and not in a controlled way. I sound fine while speaking and I can sing lower down, and in the middle of my voice. There is no pain, and aside from the rough sound in the upper notes, there's no hoarseness. Could I have done permanent damage to my voice or is this just from tiredness and improper use of my voice? I admit I don't have perfect technique, and I chose a song that had a few parts that were too high for me. However now I'm worried I have nodules or something. Please do let me know what you think. I'm gonna go to a doctor in maybe 2-3 days if this doesn't change, but for now I'm trying not to panic, because it might not be anything serious.