Hey there from Indiana, USA

Hi, I was told to head on over here to ask questions, so here I am.

I'm sixteen and generally considered an alto. F3 to D5 is my general range, sometimes it fluctuates. Actually I have this weird phenomenon where very occasionally my range just expands insanely for no reason.

A couple days ago, I reached a C6 with no strain, there was some effort but it didn't hurt at all, just didn't sound very good lol. No explanation. Now, any notes above an F5 usually aren't very singable but, they're there. Which is amazing. Also it will go in the other direction. I've held as low as a C3 before. But I have no control over when this happens and I'd like to train and use these notes 'cause it's awesome lol.

I love singing, never had any training or anything like that. I just do it. I've had generally good feedback from audiences, so I suppose that's a plus lol. Personally I don't like the way I sound though.

I signed up for Ken's free lessons a while ago, and I'm wondering, where on earth do I start? I kind of need a step by step, do this, then that type of thing.

Before you tell me to buy the course, I can't. I promise. I know it's an amazing deal and all, but that doesn't change the fact that I make no money and don't have a few hundred dollars lying around. Otherwise believe me, I would.

So, I guess that's that. Thanks :)


  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,975
    Hi and welcome to the forum! Ken has so many videos out on you tube now that it is a bit overwhelming. I'm going to tag our mate @Klaus_T to give you some direction on how to best use them. He made a play list to use for exercises.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management Posts: 3,978
    Hi @_felicity_james,

    a warm Welcome also from Germany. I am sure Klaus will post his pre-KTVA routine.

  • _felicity_james_felicity_james Member Posts: 3
    Thank you guys! Yeah, there's a LOT of videos lol.
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 2,236
    edited December 2019
    hi Felicity, before I started with the course I did this routine. I made it up myself from the available videos, so there needs to be a disclaimer: while the videos are obviously Ken's teachings, the order and layout is my own. But I still think it is a good point to start. you might want to customize it according to your own needs:

    You should initially watch the full videos, but after a few days, you can start skipping to the exercises to save some time. I think it took me an hour to go through it like this. Of course, all of Ken's videos are worth watching, so if a video is missing from this list it doesn't mean you shouldn't watch it

    We are obviously not allowed to give away details of the full course in the public forum, but I think I can tell you this much: do not overdo it with the singing volume on the exercises, you should be very gentle. start very lightly.

    you don't have to do all of it from day 1. start with one or two videos, and work yourself up to the full hour over the course of 1-2 weeks maybe.

    Do this 5-6 times a week ideally. i hope it helps you with your singing!

    Thanks @Wigs and @doc_ramadani for tagging me :)
  • _felicity_james_felicity_james Member Posts: 3
    Hey, thank you!!

    I'm a very loud singer (multiple people complain about/admire it, mixed bag 😬) so should I try to quiet my volume or just sit at whatever feels most comfortable (which is pretty loud, although it doesn't hurt at all)?

    What are some signs I should take it easy or go a little slower? I don't remember ever going hoarse but sometimes I sound weird when I get sick and I hate it.
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