Singing Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey Dudes and Divas!

Welcome to Singer Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Enrolled KTVA vocalists have access to the full singer forums, self-registered members have access to limited areas of the KTVA singing forum. Register to learn more.

To enroll in Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singing Lessons click here.

4 days on the course

All I can say is WOW, my voice has improved big time. Never been able sing in my entire life. I thought my southern accent would make it difficult to sing, nope, its getting easier and easier everyday. I can't imagine a year from now. Well worth the money. Definently would recommend this course for anybody serious about singing.

Comments

  • 15 Comments sorted by Votes Date Added
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 10,887Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Awesome. Just wait. You have many AHA moments ahead. This will keep happening for as long as you keep working the program.
  • I just started the weekend warrior lessons.......awesome.. Ken, you truly have a gift for singing and TEACHING. I'm encouraged beyond belief!
  • this wednesday on my day off i plan to bust into this thing and get to it. i have to figure out what is what and the sequence of use. just got over a LONG period of bronchitis so this will be a challenge getting back into the groove but i figured this would be a good time to get this and start learing better ways to sing! Cant wait
  • I am 5 days in, so I really understand what you are feeling! I have also noticed some dramatic changes in just a few days. But also realise that I have quite a job ahead of me to break those bad habits I have built up over the years.
  • This is all Inspiring!,I can Hardly wait for the Course I order
    Michael
  • @jacob.ry Congrats man! There is something quite liberating about being able to sing, and the activity can almost be it's own reward at times.

    I just finished day 5 myself, and coming off a long hiatus, and I recovered more this past week following the vol.1 than I did in 2 months before trying to get my vocals back.

    Coming at it fresh means you have less bad habits to work out which is wonderful. Take it day by day, and record yourself along the way to listen back to hear the proof you're making it happen!

    What type of songs do you like to sing?

    Take care,
    Sean
  • I had many Awesome AHA moments while singing. I should be able to sign AHA by now. lol
  • its always good when you even Stop correcting "suprise" yourself :)
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 10,887Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    edited April 15 Vote Up1Vote Down
    @jacob.ry,

    The tongue exercise (humming) is intended to give you the sensation of singing into the Mask. You will find that a lot of resonation happens in your sinus cavities and teeth. This is a good thing.

    You'll also learn that a good sound includes some use of the nasopharynx. Without that, you will sound like you have a bad cold all the time.

    The beauty is in a good balance, neither too nasal, nor not enough. The lip trills do work well, but so do the Tongue Exercises. If you don't develop the ability to sing through your passaggio in that configuration (humming) you will miss out on skills that will be helpful to you later on.

    One exercise won't make or break you, but it can enrich you. I wouldn't recommend that anyone skip that exercise unless you just can't do it.

    All the Best!

    Bob
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 10,887Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    You're welcome, karine!
  • The only thing I have stopped doing from the course is the humming warm up exercise. I just stick with the lip trills, works flawless and creates your ability to control air pressure. The humming warmup over time seems like it would make you nasally sounding. Besides that the course is freakin sweet and works great. I been doing it for about 3 months now, huge difference.
  • ChristiaanChristiaan Posts: 9Pro
    edited May 1 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I started yesterday, so I can’t say what it’ll be in three days time. You’re way ahead of me! =D

    Having said that. I think my lips don’t want to trill. They just go Brrwwwwww instead of Brrrrrrrrr… Weird, but I guess they’ll loosen up along the way…

    =)
  • One more thing the humming exercise taught me - it gave me my first experience feeling consistent airflow and contiguous phrasing. Once i knew what it felt like - AHA!!! - I've just been replicating that feeling when I'm singing and it's changed everything.
  • karinekarine Posts: 27Enrolled
    Hey everyone !
    First, i want to apologize for my english, i ma french.
    I just purchase the course !!
    Right now, i am downloading files and trying to put audio on my iPhone ans vidéos on Google drive.
    I want to say that this post made me buy the course. You seems so happy to already improve that much that i finally get it !!!
    But decompressing files, i checked it out a little and i don t Know where to start !!!!
    Videos ?? Or audio first to work out ??!!!!
    I just CAN t wait to start !!!!!!
    Thanks a lot for trying to understand me !!!!
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 10,887Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    @karine,

    You will watch the video files first, and then your daily workouts will be on the Audio files.

    Start with Volume 1. You will be on Volume One for at least about 6 weeks, maybe more.

    Look at the folder (in your computer) with the Volume 1 videos, and you will see one ".pdf" file. It's called hts-how to do the volumes. That is an instructional booklet. Read that for more details.

    See if that gets you started.

    Volume 2 and Volume 3 video folders also have pdf files with instructions.


    Bob
  • karinekarine Posts: 27Enrolled
    Hey !!!
    Thanks so much for your help !!
    I saW the pdf file but stupid me, didn t open it yet !!
    Thanks again !!!
Sign In or Register to comment.