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Ping? well maybe!

Hi Everyone just had six bad days -one good day and hey one good make the six bad days worth it -(Oh Yes I think I got one ping moment !!


  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,367Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    All right! Now we're getting somewhere!
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 1,262Administrator, 2.0 PRO, hidden_admin, Facility Management
    That's great , @kirk. We all started somewhere and all at a sudden we manage to do it. I came from nothing. And even I managed to able to do my scales after short time. Doc

    PS.: If you bought the course don't forget to update your forum status. You will see a whole new world.
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 6182.0 PRO
    You'll have many moments like these. There will be times where you will just break through that barrier! But then you'll encounter others, so keep pushing through them!
  • kirkkirk Posts: 10Member
    Thanks, Diego its been five weeks, I practice so much my wife asked me if I was going solo in a show or something?!
    What!! i am getting a few more pings now but hey that would be my dream!!
  • GiraffyGiraffy Posts: 52.0 PRO
    Could I get a bit of an explanation on this "ping"? What is it? Is it a feeling or sensation you get?
  • HuduVuduHuduVudu Posts: 763Moderator, Premium, 2.0 PRO
    Ping is harmonic resonance. What that means is that the sound waves that you produce with your voice line up to reinforce themselves creating a louder sound. What this means for you as a singer is that you sound louder and stronger with a whole lot less effort. Everyone's vocal tract is different so it takes some work to find where you can get resonance in your voice. Plenty of practice will help you eventually settle in on where resonance occurs in your voice.

    Here is Ken talking about it in regards to head voice:

  • GiraffyGiraffy Posts: 52.0 PRO
    @HuduVudu thanks for the quick response. I appreciate it. I think I understand. I'll be buying the course this weekend so hopefully I'll catch on.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 1,262Administrator, 2.0 PRO, hidden_admin, Facility Management
    Hi @Giraffy,

    it would be great to have you with us.

    When you have purchased the course you should get your forum status updated. Please find the instructions here.

    And then ... get involved. I would like to recommend to you that you visit these forums regularly and listen to other students' demos and comment on them. Then read carefully what other students comment. You will learn a lot from that, believe me. You will get very good on analyzing yourself. Get involved and squeeze out the most of this course.

    In the Volume 1 folder you will find a PDF file. This is the first you should read.

  • GiraffyGiraffy Posts: 52.0 PRO
    Hey @doc_ramadani thanks for the warm welcome. I'll be sure to study all the material provided in the course. Thank you.
  • GiraffyGiraffy Posts: 52.0 PRO
    Bought the pro course and sent receipt
  • IraRIraR Posts: 20Member, 2.0 PRO
    What I gather from listening to Ken is that by "Ping" he seems to mean a kind of "bright timbrel sound." Indeed, I tend to notice that he often interchanges "that nice bright ping" with "that nice bright timbrel sound." He definitely makes a contrast between the bright timbrel (with Ping) "Lah" he wants and between a more covered, darker, operatic "Lah." There is quite a bit of mask resonance involved in the "Ping," although he seems to want the sound to get up into the upper pharanx cavity enlarged by the raised uvula first and then forward into the mask, which reinforces the resonance. "Ping" also rhymes with "ring," and Ken does seem to want what most of us refer to as a "ringing" sound. "Ping" or "brightness" is necessary to inculcate in the exercises in order to "grow the voice," especially on the "lah" vowel, (since most of us start out making the "lah too dark) but it probably isn't what you want all the time in actual pieces of music.
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