Hello everyone in KTVA Land!!! Shamii here (that's shaw' • me...lol)
I'm really looking forward to getting started on this, it's been a life's dream for me to sing and/or vocalize in a "meaningful" way and it looks like Ken might just be able to make it happen. (or at the very least, make it interesting for me).
A little background data for everyone's "pleasure" (and in case it helps when I post stupid questions - and boy will I...d0h¡):
I've had a few vocal lessons in the past but didn't get too far. I love "good" music. ANY kind. I play some guitar & bass, I can play some chords and melodies on the keys (but don't ask me to jam), I "DJ" (just like everyone, right?
), and I have a more-than-rudimentary understanding of synthesis and sound design. I'm familiar with basic music theory, which I've been able to apply to several genres and styles with varying degrees of success. I also worked for M-Audio / Avid / Digidesign for several years and have a fairly extensive knowledge of live and recording technology—including Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Logic—which gives me a nice foundation when it comes to the tools of sonic creativity.
(takes big long gasp - with too much chest and not enough diaphragm)
So far my only real question is: does anybody have a list of "easy"/"beginner" songs to practice to. And should I even be worrying about that at this early stage? (bowie*, bauhaus, beatles, depeche mode, stones, sex pistols, cure, echo and the bunnymen, carpenters, frank sinatra, prince, guns & roses, faith no more*, beach boys, dylan, ministry... ....you get the idea - i like a significant range of styles...silly wabbit)
yeah, that's pretty much it. can't wait to engage this community