First of all a huge shout out to the best sister
who kindly helped me purchase this course. Hope I can repay the favor someday!
My name is David, I'm 17 years old and I love to sing. My favorite band is Dragonforce by far and I'd say Marc Hudson is kinda like my idol. I hope to learn how to sing better. I've been playing some instruments like the guitar, a bit of piano, some traditional Croatian instruments and a bit of singing since elementary school, but now I decided to dedicate myself to singing. I abandoned the guitar and sports(I trained football - not American, might return to it sometimes when i get to college) to train my voice because i like singing best, or so I think.
As my name suggests I'm a total blockhead and I need everything drawn for me and sometimes even then I don't understand.
Since i started singing i noticed an increase in range, but I don't know if I'm actually hurting my voice or not. I think i can hit 3-4 octaves but maybe with forcing the high notes in head voice and I really don't know if the super low notes i can make are actually "singing" or not. Just in case you were wondering i hit up this virtual piano which says the notes' "names" - http://virtualpiano.net/
- and from what I can tell I can reach from C1-G56. Why it's 56 I have no idea, lul. This is chest and head combined. Probably a forced G in head though which sounds horrid(yep, I've recorded that too).
I'd love to record myself singing and maybe my vocal range from lowest to highest so you could evaluate and say if it is good or not. As a side note I've tried recording myself and there is no words to express the disappointment I felt when I heard myself for the first time. I literally wanted to stop singing forever. To me it sounded like i had a good tone and color but when I heard myself... "damn, is that even me??"
I actually already started the course and I have some questions. First the breath support. First I thought I got it but then Ken said in a later video that some people think they know how to do it, but they don't and it got me thinking; am I doing it right? Then came troubles with the tongue exercise; if i force my tongue down i feel like it gets really tense. Then came the vowel modifications. At first everything was fine(or so I think) then came the uh modification (AH->OH->UH) and it just feels so unnatural to me. It's like I can hit some higher notes easier if I just went with the original Ah sound; I might be straining my voice there.
Oops, looks like I wrote quite a wall of text here... anyways I'm hoping to getting tips from everyone and perhaps getting a few new friends here on KTVA. Please be gentle with me (>_<)
P.S. This is the first singing course I ever did, or started doing rather, so everything I do now is self taught. Whether that's a good thing or not I'll see, i guess.