I have different goals, both short-term and long-term.
Currently I am climbing the long, slow mountain of stretching chest. I'm still trying to get a quality sound in the range between G#4 and C#5. I'm hitting the notes, but I don't want to hit them. I want to sing them. Next short-term goal would be to continue that progress up to about F#6 or G6 in chest. I may not get there, but I'm aiming high in order to attain a realistic result. Again, I'm not looking for a strained E6 or so, I want to SING a quality note. In chest.
Wherever I decide to accept my chest accomplishments, then I will turn to developing head, stretching its highest limits and also dropping head as far down into the upper mids of chest and call voice as I can go. I want to have a broad overlap of all of these registers so that I can select which tones I use, and no one will be able to tell if I'm in head, chest, mix, what? That's my mid-term goal.
Long-term, I want to be able to sing as much like Ken Tamplin as possible. That's versatility. I want to be able to sing anything that I can feel. I want people to lose themselves and be drawn into the moment when I sing a song that touches their lives. I want my vocal training to be so ingrained that it's all coming from muscle memory and experience, no more mechanical effort than what I would feel when I get on a bike and ride - I don't have to think about balancing a bicycle anymore, even though I was very young when I first learned. I want to be able to let my feelings flow through song, and bring my audience with me on a ride through whatever the song is meant to be and more. This is why I work to train my voice; to make the training transparent, and the effort effortless, the struggle seamless, and to bring joy to others.
I want to be just like Ken Tamplin when I grow up!
Hahaha! Bob! "I want to be just like Ken Tamplin when I grow up!" That was quite funny!
My goal is simple... I want to be able to sing like this guy :