I Sing Because I'm Happy! :-)
Hello - I am a new student and I love to learn new things about myself and explore my God-given gifts and talents. I love to sing at home to all of my favorite tunes and I'm usually on pitch (in my high voice). The funny thing is that I just learned about a "high voice" this week after watching a few videos on Youtube! lol Learning about music and singing from a professional in the game feels like a whole new world...new language..terms...everything. I'm excited!
I'm in my early 30's. When I was a kid, I used to always sing the R&B songs on the radio and I even had a little girl group with my sister and cousins lol. We thought we would make it big but we all chose the academic path and forgot about our singing dreams (with the exception of singing in the shower, with the radio, or at our significant others and friends privately lol). Also, we lived by the "you have to be a natural to be good" creed not knowing that practice makes perfect...even for the voice and singing.
Recently, I've found the desire to express myself musically and share it with family and friends. I sung 2 of my favorite songs "Sister, You've Been On My Mind" from the movie "The Color Purple" and "No One In The World" by Anita Baker. They were both received very well. Most of my family members and friends thought it was "cute" or "really good". The thing is, I know that I can sing even better if I practiced and understood the way my body processes sound, etc. I'm a very fast learner and I'm ready for a new challenge. Plus, if I'm going to continue to sing songs for my loved ones, I want to make sure that I learn how to do it correctly so that I don't injure myself lol. I love to hit the high notes.
I'm inspired by the "anyone can learn to sing" motto from several of the top vocal coaches so I decided to start with KTVA since I heard it's the best. In addition, Ken reminds me of my favorite Art teacher from High School. Same hair, persona, everything lol. AND, when I forwarded Ken my videos to listen to...he responded quickly and with great detail on what I could learn to get better.
I have posted a few videos of me singing, rapping, dancing, etc. on Youtube (let me know if you want to hear them). I'm very creative and I love to express myself artistically. Music and singing are my next ventures (keyboard, guitar and voice)...thanks Ken and everyone else on here for the inspiration in advance!
Testimony: I ordered my hardcopy on Sunday...it's not even here yet but I did receive the downloads within 24 hours. Since then, (only a few days), I've been practicing the LIP ROLL...my biggest challenge so far. I'm proud to say that at first, I sounded like a HOT MESS! Now, as the days go by, I'm getting better and better at it and I will not move on to the next exercise until I get it. Practice is definitely helping. If you're having trouble the first step is NOT to tell yourself that you CAN'T do it. I was spitting everywhere until I tried it with my fingers on my cheeks. Then, I realized that I could do it that way. Right after, I tried it without my fingers and I could still do it! It's like you have to "set" the position of your lips with your fingers and then remove them (like removing the training wheels). As of today, I can do the lip roll much longer with my fingers but to train, I will do it with my fingers for a few seconds and then take my fingers away and "mirror" the same sound and position without my fingers for a few seconds. Eventually, I won't need my fingers!
Looking forward to the journey and hearing from you!