Thought I was in big trouble last Saturday but thankfully the KTVA method saved me...
Okay so all day Saturday I was having this tickle in my throat. That feeling you have when you are on the verge of going to cough.
Not nice at all.
Anyways I had a gig at night from 9pm to 12am with roughly 30 minutes break in between.
A couple of hours before the gig I had a hot steamy shower to help loosen things up a bit.
Drank a fair amount of water aswell.
From the first song I could feel it wasn't right.A terrible feeling when you know you have nearly 2 and half hours worth of singing to do.
In normal circumstances I would have called off the gig but this was a new venue for me and I didnt want to let them down.
It was a tough call.
The last time I experienced this I realise now that i ended up over singing with bad technique.
This put me out of the game for 3 weeks.
This was before I invested in Kens program.
I knew this wasnt going to be easy but applying Ken's technique actually managed to get me through the night.
I wasn't up to my best but I knew I'd probably get by and hopefully they would be happy enough that I had made a good enough effort.
I kind of stuck to easier songs mostly and chopped and changed when I felt I needed too...If it got anywhere near something i was struggling a little with.
I must have drank about 7 pints of water that night..no joke..
I concentrated like mad remembering all the techniques... cutting back the air...really using the diaphragm...posture..just everything.
it was one of the most difficult situations i have ever been in.
If i let any air pass over those chords I would have been in serious trouble... honestly...pretty scarey.
So bythe end of the night i was amazed to have so many people come up to me and say they had a great night and when i was speaking to them they could hear all this croak in my voice. They couldn't believe the way i sang...
I can't believe it myself that i managed to hold it together for as long as i did...because from the very start I knew i was in trouble...
I also managed to secure more bookings from it too and also a private gig...
how good is that?
I can't thank Ken enough..
This course has been a pure godsend to me.
Just thought I would share this wee story incase others end up in a similar situation...
I wouldn't advise to power on like i did i really wouldn't but it just goes to show that Ken's method works even when you think you might be at a total loss.
Thanks Ken...forever in your debt