Just bought Webcam lesson with Ken!
lordsammy Pro Posts: 62
edited January 2014 in Booking Webcams with Ken Tamplin
So I've purchased a webcam lesson with Ken. Do any of you guys have any thoughts on best preparing for the lesson? Any songs that would work best to look at with Ken that I should learn?
Should I do the Volume 1 warm up or Volume 2 warm up?
I also wanna work with Ken on my originals.
Thank you kindly!!
Awesome thanks man. I've got two covers and a couple of originals I chose but I'll take his guidance.
Do you know if he always records the videos? I don't have a program and I'm waiting for a reply from them.
Rehearse your lah exercises by using the Piano only exercises, or just sing along to your guitar.
Otherwise, when it's your turn to sing the exercises, you may be surprised at how you sound without Ken leading you the way he does on the Audio exercises. Get used to hearing yourself sing the exercises without hearing Ken's voice.
The lesson was good. We spent the majority of the lesson on the ah, ahh, and ee vowels. He said I was modifying to early (he said probably because he lets you know that early in the workouts) and I should only start modifying around g sharp / a.
He also said I was pulling my larynx up and making a slight froggy sound (around this area the mod area I think).
But we got up to double f sharp like In the workout and he said I was doing it rockstar great, though sometimes I wasn't modding correctly on the way back down or was moving my jaw a little.
I think I was making my ee vowel too big in general.
We had about 5 mins to work on a song and we did "I remember you" by skid row. I was simply pushing to hard in the verse and he said to just sing it very lightly and small. I think I did a good job In the chorus keeping the tract open because he said "what was wrong with that?" As I had said to him earlier that I was struggling to get through the song. But I focused hard so I think I sing it better than usual.
He also said that I should be doing volume 2 through twice if I can. I tried this today and found that I was needing to drink water through the second time and had a bit of a scratch in the back of the throat. When I swallow at the moment there's a little roughness. My voice feels pretty tired from doing it twice too.
We are going to work on some originals next lesson.
I am going to have to rewatch my lesson properly to absorb all the info.
I'm happy to give more info if you like. Looking forward to your responses!
I'm always charged up after a lesson with Ken!!!
He gets you pointed in the right direction and gets right to the point on what you're doing right and what you need to correct.
You will get a lot from reviewing the recording. Keep soaking it in!
Have you read all of the material in the forums topics in the section "Applying KTVA Methods to Songs" ?
There are also portions in volumes 2 and 3 and some of the webinars that talk about consonant usage and vocal tract shaping. These are important issues in moving your KTVA training into singing songs.
There are also Webcam videos that are Ken going over particular songs with students. Watch those and learn.
Lastly one thing that helped me big time is vol2 student demo the dude. THere is SOOOOOOO MUCH info in there