Attached below is a file that is written by Ken. A lot of us have heard parts of his story, but possibly wonder how it all fits together to have fused Ken's voice into the incredible instrument it has become after all the years of training and discovery he has been through.
Here it is, all in one article, from Ken himself. When you read the whole thing, it answers many of your questions, like "how could he possibly know that much about the voice?"
Ken's journey has been one of struggle and triumph, lows and highs, humble beginnings and amazing vocal accomplishments. Our good fortune is that Ken isn't keeping all of his knowledge to himself. We get to come along for the ride, and begin our own vocal journeys, following a trail blazed by Ken. He guides us and shows us how to get to a destination that took him nearly 30 years. There was no trail when he first passed this way.
He's making it really easy, by comparison, for us to follow on his path.
Heres my biggest singing project to date, Ive been learning the piano as well so this is my first full production recording instruments and vocals. The piano is one take, I recorded the vocals as 6 full takes and chopped it up. It would have been nice to get it in one but I didn't have the time to keep doing it and I wanted to get this out before going back to work.
After 3 years of KTVA and no prior singing experience I think that it has given me all the tools I need to take my voice to where I want. Im able to use quite a few different parts of my voice to sing things from ballads to grunge and a bit of metal with distortion all without ever losing my voice or destroying it. Ive stuck to volume 3 over the last couple of years and haven't spent much time with volume 4 or any of 5. I haven't got the time commitment for them at the moment but hopefully this will show you that you can still achieve good results by concentrating on the basics with an hour a day of practice 5 days a week.
Im open to all critiques and advice about the vocal, the instruments, the mix and the video.
Id like to tag a bunch of people that I have interacted with through my singing journey.
@highmtn @Elara @Klaus_T @bentk @sjonrokz4u @Vocality @Rick_amateur @DannyOc3an @Jwal @HumanRobot @Corcpete