My 1st Anniversary at KTVA

doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
Hi Divas, Hi Dudes,

next Wednesday I will be 49. And it will be my 1st Anniversary at KTVA. I came from nothing and wasn't able to sing one single note on pitch one year ago. I had an amazing journey with the course here at the Singers Forum. I found so nice people here - a lot of them I would call my (singing) friends.

To demonstrate how far I came in one year I recorded a song that I sang for my wife at our marriage a few days ago. I know that there are a lot of issues I have to work on but I am very happy that I was able to sing this song for my wife.

This is one take but I had to do one overdub because I messed up the lyrics :grin:.


And I want to thank a lot of very nice people who helped me and escorted me:

@highmtn @HuduVudu @Sophia @Wigs @sagemacg @Michael4000 @maximgottmer @cwcw @Diego @Gaston_Jauregui @Furious_Phil @bentk @blondiewales @Mysti @Rick_amateur @DogMeat @chris82 @Vocality Videoace(Tony) @zowman @Maximus3000 @christina4gigs @DustyFunk @Klaus_T @Sina @Claude77 and so many more ...



  • sagemacgsagemacg 2.0 PRO Posts: 240
    Aawww, Marco! I'm not much of a crier but you've got me tearing up over here! That was beautiful! You have come so very far and your enthusiasm and warmth add so much to this community. Sonya has found a keeper :) Congratulations to you both! And thank you for sharing that little tribute form your very special day with us. :love:
  • Rick_amateurRick_amateur 2.0 PRO Posts: 708
    Congratz on reaching your 1st anniversary! Since this is your singing for the marriage, then the bar is going to be higher with each anniversary of your marriage. I don't know what you sounded like when you first started but your improvements over the months we've met has been amazing. Keep up the good work! :smile:
  • HuduVuduHuduVudu 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,818
    Doc, that was an awesome tribute to Sonja! Your enthusiasm really shines through :)

    All the best to both of you :smiley:
  • cwcwcwcw 2.0 PRO Posts: 412
    edited July 2019
    Awesome, Doc! Congrats to you and Sonja! Nice work on the song. Great job on minimizing your accent!

    Thanks for sharing your vocal journey. :smiley:
  • maximgottmermaximgottmer 2.0 PRO Posts: 313
    Hi doc, what a warm surprise ! Good job. You gained a lot of breath control. Congrats and thanks for your positive energy. Greetings from schiermonnikoog.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Dear mates,

    thanks for so many kind words. They mean a lot to me.

    And this song is special for the light of my life and me. We both didn't have so much luck before we met. The lyrics express so well what I am feeling.

    @sagemacg: Sage, thanks. Yes, we found each other. So it really meant a lot to me to be able to sing this song to Sonja. I first thought of singing a song that @Chris82 wanted to sing his wife but I stayed with this one because I loved to listen to BST all of my youth.

    @Rick_amateur: Hey Rick, my young mate, I think we share some kind of special relationship. Without knowing each other we meet regularly. On your chest voice questions: stay with us - we will help you. If you want, we can meet via Skype and I can show you what I understood. It is very good that you have become such a contributing member of these forums.

    @HuduVudu: Yes, yes, yes, I know that I may get sappy. Nevertheless: "Thanks, Shane, you spend so much time on us. You helped me and so many others. You are a great moderator. " - I hope that you will be soon back on singing. You are an original. :smile:

    @cwcw, @maximgottmer: Eh, friends, we should work on the next thing, shouldn't we? - You are really nice guys and great musicians. I am looking forward to doing a lot of demos with you.

  • SinaSina 2.0 PRO Posts: 67
    Thank you for mentioning me because I am new to the forum ... you make me happy when I listen to you and watch you. I know that my first comment about your singing you did not take it serious, but man, I really did mean it and I mean it now. I want your marriage to be full of love, respect, understanding, tolerance ..... just like my ... thirty-one year! Good luck!
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Hi @Sina,

    puno hvala za vaše ljubazne riječi. To je prilično dobro čuti.

    31 godina su sjajno vrijeme. Nadam se da ću ovo doživjeti sa svojom Sonja (Snježana).


    PS.: It is not importand if you are new or not new to the forums - you are one of us - A SINGER! :-)
  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,346
    Congratulations, Marco! Nice work!
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,039
    Love how relaxed you were hitting the big notes, it was like POW! Then take a breath, no big deal, onto the next line. 👌🏼
  • Chris82Chris82 2.0 PRO Posts: 594
    Loved it DOC! You've been putting in a ton of work on your voice and it keeps showing! Keep it up my man!
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Mates, your comments are so nice and they mean a lot to me. Thanks you 2 Chris(es?), I am looking forward to hear many, many demos of you Singing.. @Chris82, I love the songs you presented so far (for your wife). Is it okay that it do them for my wife, too?

  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Thanks @Chris82,

    I would love to sing "Good as You" for my wife. Did your own "way to canossa" went welll? - I hope so. I crossed my fingers for you.

  • christina4gigschristina4gigs 2.0 PRO Posts: 17
    Doc, you really are an inspiration for all of us! This was amazing and I felt the love you felt for this song! You work so hard and stay strong and get up again when it's not working so well, so you are quite an idol for me to stay motivated when I look at what you made out of it! Thank you (:
  • DustyFunkDustyFunk 2.0 ENROLLED Posts: 48
    Doc what an inspiration you are. Thank you so much. I absolutely love your voice and you did an a amazing job of that wonderful song! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday and May you and your special lady be happy together for the rest of your lives. Very touching. Thank you for sharing.
  • Maximus3000Maximus3000 2.0 ENROLLED Posts: 82
    omg Doc...
    your tone improved massively since I heard the last demo from you (a few month ago). You make really awesome progress! This sounds smooth and relaxed. This is really awesome.

    Please never stop singing. I can´t even imagine where you are when you continue this progress for another year or two or ten :smile:
    really impressive! So much feeling in this song...

    I wish you and your wife my best wishes to your marriage!

  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    @christina4gigs @DustyFunk @Maximus3000



    your really kind words are very touching for me. Thanks a lot. That feels really great. And it is also great to know that my own way is motivational for you too. This course is so genius - and anyone can do it. You will see your own voices growing the same way. It is fascinating how control of the voice teaches us in this course.

    And I can't say it often enough: USE THE FORUMS. It is enormous what I learned by listening to other students' demos and commenting on them. Read, discuss and post your own demos. With Bob and Shane (@HuduVudu) we have so accurate advisors and they spend their free time on us. How great is that!

  • WendyJaneWendyJane 2.0 PRO Posts: 100
    Happy birthday and congratulations on your anniversary @doc_ramadani . I really enjoyed your performance and how beautiful to be able to sing to your wife. I respect your opinions and help on the forums so much. Thank you Marco and I wish you and Sonya many more happy, loved filled years together. :)
  • natmusic27natmusic27 2.0 PRO Posts: 145
    Well done man, best wishes for your marriage.

    Your progress is really impressive, you seem so at ease, it's very inspirational, I'm looking forward to hear more, very well done! Good quality of the recording as well.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Hi @WendyJane, Hi @zerofase,

    thank you to you both for your nice words. It is really nice to get so kind feedback.

  • DogMeatDogMeat 2.0 PRO Posts: 437
    Sorry for late reply buddy. Enjoying the holidays, and spending less time at computer. You really have come a long way, and it's an pleasure to see you thrive, shine and help everyone in need. Be proud of yourself!
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,599
    edited July 2019
    @doc_ramadani Also sorry for Late reply, I didn’t receive notification of this for some reason although you did mention my name in the post.

    Lovely song Marco you sang your heart out, glad you’ve found happiness again with your lovely new wife and you’re nearly at the 12 month anniversary, amazing progress from not being able to sing a note in tune similar to me ha ha!!!!.

    Only just now at 9 months beginning to realise we have many more improvements to come with the voice this is just the start.

    She is very special to you congratulations Marco.


  • zowmanzowman STREAMING PRO Posts: 61
    Awesome job doc! You bring such great enthusiasm and energy to the forums. We are also so very happy to have you in our lives. ☺️
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Hey @zowman,
    zowman said:

    Awesome job doc! You bring such great enthusiasm and energy to the forums. We are also so very happy to have you in our lives. ☺️

    man, that are really nice words. Thank you, mate.

    Ari and George: thank you very much, mates.

  • bentkbentk Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 1,650
    Hey @doc_ramadani

    You have come a long way man. I'm hearing a lot of good stuff here technique-wise. You are on the highway to great singing. Your hard work is paying off!

    This is not the place for critique, but i just wanted to say that a few pitch issues was about the only thing i noticed, because your technique has become so much better. So actually it's a compliment :wink:
    And having that said, some of the sustained notes were really nice and pleasant AND had good pitch! Keep it up doc. Also heard some good vibrato, nice.

    I wish you all the best in your marriage doc :)
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Hi Ben, @bentk

    thank you for your compliments. I know that pitch is still a big issue for me. But compared to what I came from I am satisfied with the point I reached so far. We will see what the next anniversary demo will sound like.

    Thanks again for you words. Feels pretty good to read these. :smiley:

  • samw2019samw2019 2.0 PRO Posts: 285
    Congratulations dude and that was a nice rendition I liked it! All the best
  • Claude77Claude77 Pro, 2.0 PRO Posts: 213
    Nice job Doc.
    KTVA is the way to access great singing. It takes time but your hard work is paying off
    Never give up man.
  • MystiMysti 2.0 PRO Posts: 336
    @doc_ramadani Belated congratulations on your wedding and KTVA anniversary.
    Marco, she had to be blown away. That was beautiful!
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