Y'know, Ken can beam in to your computer via Skype from wherever he happens to be in the world, whether he's in Southern California, Hawaii, Italy.... It's easy to study with Ken from anywhere in the world, as often as you would like.
Thus far, there are not KTVA studios located in multiple areas. But who knows what will happen as KTVA catches on around the world?
Ken may visit there and decide to stay a while down under!
: ^ )
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 :