Impromptu show in Flagstaff before my Vocal Lesson with Ken!
This is a short clip of me playing the song Valerie by Amy Winehouse. I'd like your feedback on how I can improve! TODAY I HAVE A LESSON WITH KEN TAMPLIN IN PERSON!!
I chose to fly to Flagstaff, AZ to visit Ken's studio in-person for my second time in 6mo.
Yesterday, I was sitting on a plane having a conversation with a lovely woman who had visited Orange County to treat her lymphatic cancer.
While getting to know her story, I discovered she owned a restaurant 10min. from my hotel. She mentioned how it would be great to have live music at her restaurant. "Why don't I come by and play tonight?" I said.
Within the hour she had her son and daughter set up an electric guitar (with pretty old strings) and a microphone (which he purchased at a nearby second-hand store minutes earlier). Also, I played the first two songs without a microphone and my voice projected throughout the restaurant.
Even before being able to sing and play songs as a solo performer I thought to myself that if I ever had a good voice I'd happily share it with others. Having the ability to play guitar and sing is a gift that can be shared with others. People love live music and it does something physiological to us that elevates our mood.
This course and my commitment to working hard on improving my vocals daily has paid off in more ways than I could have imagined already.
As with any new skill we commit to learning, the hardest parts are the beginning when your hard work and focus give little visible return on investment. However, progress is exponential. Over time, your efforts compound and you have greater improvements faster.