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Is KTVA course right for me?

Through my online friend, i had the opportunity to watch Ken's old course (Vol 1, 2, 3 + head voice). While It was great for Belting and Classic Rock but i felt it lacks on developing a melodic sweet pleasing tone to sing songs that demand sensitive feelings. Even my favourite Rock/metal bands don't sing like Ken's technique. I'm 17 , so my influences are anything post 2000 bands. Breaking Benjamin , RED , Decyfer Down , Thousand Foot Krutch , Linkin park, Alter Bridge etc. Does the new course cover anything new in this point of singing melodic tone ?


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    Klaus_TKlaus_T Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 2,421
    have you checked Ken's YT channel where he has covers, done by himself and his students? there are also some softer songs. i don't think what you describe is missing from the course. maybe you mean emotional expression? which is per se not trained in the scales, the material you work with and apply the techniques, this is where you learn these things. there are pro packages where Ken teaches "singing in the style of", and all the videos he does with the isolated vocals. you can copy your favorite singers and learn from them. also, Ken teaches via webcam, you can also work on emotional delivery etc with him directly. there are also videos where he does just that with his students.

    Ken wants us to have a "runner's body", i.e. be able to do all sorts of things with our voice. the course also follows a progression that has a healthy way of building chest, mix, and head voice, so after going through all volumes, you will have learned all these techniques, which covers a lot of ground.

    the bands you name, i don't really know what you mean they don't uses Ken's techniques? the singers of these bands are doing mostly chest-heavy rock vocals, which is exactly what Ken teaches (among a lot of other things).

    can you show us an example of what you mean?

    to some degree, the emotional part of it is up to the singer, i think. but if you have all the right techniques down, you have more space to focus on the delivery, because you are not thinking about techniques anymore. it takes a while to get there, and it is hard work though. don't forget, the bands you are talking about are all heavy-weights in terms of success. they will have put a lot of time into sounding that way. if you put in the time, you can also get there, at least in terms of vocal technique. if you get as famous as these singers you named, that is another question ;)
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    sjonrokz4usjonrokz4u 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,287
    no need to come on here and be a dick, if you dont like the course dont get it
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    Klaus_TKlaus_T Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 2,421
    yeah well if you don't like his style then why follow his course? i know that i improved a lot and it gets me where i want to with my singing. this is my experience, you can have your own. you asked on here, so what do you expect? the people who are regulars here are happy with the results. so of course they will suggest to you to follow the same path.

    i don't know who is shouting the scales off pitch an hour a day. are you?
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    WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,042
    edited June 2021
    A moderators role here is to keep things focused on KTVA. We aren't paid, we do this with our own time sharing our own experiences and doing our best to help others with our knowledge of KTVA techniques, as you have readily accepted from the advice that has been given to you. It's not an open forum for discussion of other techniques as stated in the forum's terms of use. It's fine if you don't agree, just don't be rude and there is no need to participate any longer.

    I'm not sure how to delete accounts. If you aren't intending to visit again then it won't matter either way.
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