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Thinking of buying the course and have a few questions

olivegooseolivegoose Posts: 22.0 PRO
So I have a few questions :)
If I'm only able to practice 30 minutes a day will the course still work for me? I hope to be able to increase it but for now that's what I can do.
Are Ken's lessons easy to follow for women? What I mean is does he do the vocal exercises in a female range or will I have to sing an octave above him?
Should I buy the bundle with the pro packs now or buy the basic course now and work through it and get the packs later?


  • SophiaSophia Posts: 1992.0 PRO
    1. Yes, as long as you focus during those 30 minutes. Progress won't be as fast as it would have been if you could do the full workout every time, but you will improve. Be sure to watch the course material several times before jumping into the workouts, so you know what the intention of each one is, and you make the most of your time.

    2. Some workouts are split into "divas" and "dudes" versions, and anyone can do either or both, depending on what area of their voice they want to work. Other workouts are for everyone to do.

    3. If you can afford it, get the whole bundle now. You can upgrade later (I did), but there is an admin fee involved so it works out a little more expensive. I recommend looking through Ken's free videos on his YouTube channel and training with them for a while so you have an idea of what his teaching method is like, so you know whether it suits you.
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 3992.0 PRO
    @olivegoose , great that you are considering getting the course, it is totally worth it. In fact, the beginner exercises which come with the course take a little under 30 minutes, and I noticed great improvements doing just those (I did them for a few months before moving on to the main exercises, you can also move on to the main exercises earlier). The beginner ones are split into male/female versions, the main ones are not, I don't think you do them in octaves. The main exercises are meant to increase your range, so I guess that's why they are the same for both. @Sophia , @highmtn, any thoughts here?

    Somewhere I read that 20-60 mins per day are recommended, one hour being better obviously, but you are still in that range. And I believe you will be putting in more time whenever possible as soon as you notice how well it works. you can vary the routine, skip a few scales if you are pressed for time. It will still have a great effect on your voice.

    as for the packs, I honestly can't say what the best way is, if you can afford it now, it is probably cheaper to buy it all at once, but there is so much material to work with outside the pro packs that I think you will have a lot to work with without those.
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,450Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    30 minutes per day will give you results. An hour per day will give you more results. Honestly, some of us who have been doing the course seriously for years, can't come up with a full hour every day. But anything is better than nothing. And this course really works. I bought several before finding KTVA and this is the only one that was even worth the money it cost. So get started sooner rather than later, if you can. We all only have so much time. Use it wisely, and get the most out of it that you can.
  • Gaston_JaureguiGaston_Jauregui Posts: 834Moderator, Enrolled, 2.0 PRO
    @olivegoose it will definitely help but it helps more if you put more into it :) as much as you can, will give you progress the point is discipline
  • cwcwcwcw Posts: 1382.0 PRO
    @olivegoose I second buying the Pro version if you can afford it. It is a bit more, but in addition to volumes 4, 5 and pro packs, you get access to additional videos on the forum that I have found very helpful. I'm new to KTVA as of November 2018, and I'm glad I bought Pro.

    Regardless of what you buy, there are literally years worth of material in the sense that it will take that long to master it. That might seem like an outlandish statement, but it is true.
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,450Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    The really cool thing about how much content you get and how much it helps you, is that you can keep doing it for years and your voice will keep getting better and better.
  • olivegooseolivegoose Posts: 22.0 PRO
    Thanks everyone for responding :)
    I bought the course!! So excited, I just started watching volume one and will start the warm ups when I'm through the videos. I ended up getting the Pro version. I need to get over the fear of making noise in my apartment. I've told everyone it will effect (neighbors and such) and they're all cool with it. I just still feel that embarrassment. I can practice in my walk in closet which will cut some of the noise. I saw online audio blankets for sale. Has anybody had any experience with how well they block sound. Either way I'm committed to this journey.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 1,609Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hi @olivegoose,

    I think you made a wise choice.

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

    The closet won't be the best place for practicing because you might have a lot of reflections. But don't fear - if you learn it the correct way, you won't be as loud as a trumpet or a 100W Marshall stack.

  • cwcwcwcw Posts: 1382.0 PRO
    @olivegoose glad you could join us! Welcome!
  • ndangphuocndangphuoc Posts: 1092.0 PRO
    Just wanna warn you a little bit. This is tough training so it can be frustrating. But it WORKS! :)
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