Retired musician living in the Philippines
Excited to be part of the KTVA family. Just purchased the program looking forward to start the journey learning how to sing like I always wanted to. Especially would like to have voice like John Fogarty of CCR. It's gonna take a lot of work but I have the time to dedicate now. Watched first couple videos. Still trying to learn to lip roll just takes practice I guess.
Welcome to the Forums and KTVA. The lip rolls will come to you. I had trouble getting used to them, too. Now I'm a lip roll pro! Just try to really relax your face. I know that's easier said than done when they seem hard, but that's an important clue. Keep your lips nice and loose, too, and try to keep them moistened.
Some of Fogarty's vocal are really high belting, so give yourself some time to get there. KTVA is definitely the method to get to that sound! Follow Ken's instructions and practice every day. Your voice will grow.
Nice to meet you!
To remedy the high-pitched sound, make sure you are not raising your larynx. To remedy a nasal sound, be sure to have your throat open like the beginning of a yawn. Make sure you let a little air come through your nose when you sing. Not too much, but also don't keep your nasal port totally closed or you will sound like you're singing with a bad cold. Keep the jaw open, as well.