Hello fellow KTVA students! My name Zach. I am a 27 year old college student studying Mechanical Engineering, and I am hoping to graduate this upcoming December, finally!
Anyway, I am not a very experienced singer. I sang in choir in elementary school for like a year, maybe. Other than that, I have pretty much no vocal experience, other than singing at Church every Sunday. I did, however, play the trumpet all through middle school and high school. So I do have some musical experience.
I have always wanted to take some vocal lessons and try to develop my singing voice. I have been told by some friends and family members that I can sing pretty well. Nothing spectacular, but decent nonetheless. In fact, while I was a missionary in Mexico for two years, I was asked quite frequently to lead our congregations in singing since oftentimes I was pretty much the only one who could sing at all. Lol.
I have also done Karaoke a few times on cruise ships. Sometimes I did okay, other times I humiliated myself, haha.
Anyway, seeing Ken do a cover of AC DC pretty much sold me on this program, as well as seeing all the positive reviews from people who have tried out his program. My dream is to be able to do vocal covers of various rock songs, everything from Classic Rock, to Hard Rock, Metal, Grunge, etc. My biggest dream is to be able to cover songs sung by Chris Cornell. I don't know if that will ever be a reality, but it is something I wish to strive for.
Anyway, I hope to get to know some of you well and watch as we grow together. It's a pleasure to start this program.
While I'm here, I wish to ask one question from more experienced members. I did the exercises Ken demonstrates in his Vol. 1 videos. My throat now feels a little different just after one day. Not bad or super sore or anything, just like it's been worked. I wish to practice as often as I can, at least an hour a day 4-5 days a week. How do I know if I need to cut back or if I have done too much work and need to rest my voice? Is some throat soreness okay or should there never be soreness? Your input would greatly appreciated.