Singing Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey Dudes and Divas!

Welcome to Singer Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Enrolled KTVA vocalists have access to the full singer forums, self-registered members have access to limited areas of the KTVA singing forum. Register to learn more.

To enroll in Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singing Lessons click here.

Help On A Song!

Hey guys,

I have this question which has been bothering me for the best part of a year!

Does anyone have any advice on how to do the second "Ooh!" of Bon Jovi's Living On A Prayer without cracking?
I've started to use a kind of "wah-ah" sound but still its tough.

If any awesome student or the amazing Ken has any advice I'd really appreciate it.

Best wishes



  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 422Pro
    Do you mean the "whoa-oh" before he sings "living on a prayer?"

    There's multiple ways to do. I do know that the recording that Bon Jovi did it on was copy and paste. He doesn't do it that way live. If you can't do it yet, try changing the way you approach the notes. You also may not have grown this part of your voice yet. Cheers.
  • BenHurrenBenHurren Posts: 2Member
    Blondiewales, you might be right. And yes it is the that part.

    I have tried lightening the 1st "woah" (which costs me most my top range!) so the bigger one is a little more in key and less crackly.
    Trying to change the way i approach is a very interesting thought though. 🤔

    Thanks a lot for the advice! I'll give it a go.

    Kind regards.
Sign In or Register to comment.