My name is Nick - I play old acoustic blues and perform regularly at farmers markets in and around Toronto (Canada). I've a practicing musician for 20 years but only got the courage to start singing about 3 years ago. So happy I did! I'm at the point where I can sing a tune, on pitch as I have great ears from my music training, and on the average set, I would say I get brief moments where I think I sound good, but when I listen back to recordings I make I generally don't like the sound of my voice, sounds thin, strained. Bottom line, I haven't put the same work into my voice as I have into my guitar and I'm ready to dedicate regular practice time to getting this corrected. My ultimate goal would be for a spectator to say something like "that guying playing the slide guitar was so cool...and he wasn't a bad singer either!"
Before I take the plunge and buy the KTVA program (will likely go for the Pro-pack option) I have a few questions that I'm hoping forum members will answer. I've already spent some money on a different program and I couldn't even get started - the material was insanely complicated, almost like it was written to get me to quit. So I'm doing a bit more research this time before I lay down any more cash
1) Is this program simple? I would hope that I could start my practice routine relatively quickly, ideally on the first day after watching some of the videos. If I need to spend hours and hours trying to understand the training 'workflows' then it's not for me. I just want an experienced vocal coach that will tell me what to do while I'm practicing and then I will go and do it. It shouldn't be complicated
2) The streaming option - I noticed it delivers the content on a weekly basis. I'm assuming that it delivers you just enough content to keep you busy during the week. Am I correct? And by busy I mean that you are practicing 5 times a week for about an hour as Ken mentioned in one of his videos. Or do some of you who bought the streaming option wish you had the option of going ahead?
3) The private lesson option. I'm not looking to join a singing contest but I do think that there is a benefit to private instruction, particularly at the beginning. When do the private lessons occur in relation to the timing of the program? And can a guy like me with modest goals get by without?
Thanks for reading and I'm hoping