Is Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy only for professional singers?

Absolutely not!

 

Our main singing course is designed both for professional singers and beginners. No prior singing experience necessary.

 

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Is KTVA only for people who want to sing rock?

Not at all! KTVA students sing in every imaginable genre:

 

  • Country
  • R&B
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Metal
  • Rock

Ken even has students who sing:

 

  • German polka
  • K-pop
  • Caribbean Calypso
  • Hebrew Canting
  • Katajjaq
  • Soukous
  • Norwegian Sami folk
  • Andalusia

That to say – it doesn’t matter what style or genre you want to sing. This course will help you to sing it better.

 

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Isn’t personal instruction better than online instruction?

Not necessarily – and especially not if your “personal instructor” is mediocre at what they do.

 

There’s a lot of “personal” vocal coaches out there who won’t charge you much for their time: $30 or $40 an hour. But you also get what you pay for – limited, slow, and sometimes even undesirable results.

 

Arguably the online format is better, since (A) it gives you access to the best coaching talent in the world from wherever you happen to be, and (B) it allows you to go through the lessons at your own pace.

 

Plus, through the KTVA singer’s forum you get access to the personally tailored insights that a personal instructor would give you. So if you think about it… there’s nothing you’d get through personal instruction that you won’t get through online instruction done in this way!

 

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What if I have questions as I’m going through the course – about my voice, or about whether I’m doing an exercise correctly?

That’s what the KTVA singer’s forum is for.

 

You get access to the singer’s forum as soon as you purchase the main course. And in the forum you can post questions or videos of yourself singing, and get quick answers & feedback from the over 8,000 singers who are on the forum(including 8 dedicated, experienced moderators). The forum community is really helpful, and they’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.

 

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What are the different levels of forum access – and what’s the difference between them?

There are 3 different levels of forum access:

 

(1) Public (“general,” “bare,” “minimum”) access. Anyone – whether they’ve bought the KTVA course or not – can access these sections of the forum.

 

(2) Student (“basic,” “student basic,” “limited”) access. Only students who have purchased KTVA’s main course – How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else – can access these sections of the forum.

 

(3) Pro (“full,” “maximum”) access. Only students who have purchased the ProPacks – which is included in the ProBundle, WW Bundle, and Gold Bundle found on this page – can access these sections of the forum.

 PublicStudentPro
General topics
General singer’s buzz
Information about KTVA
More info on all of the techniques, exercises & principles in How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else
Ability to post videos of yourself singing & receive feedback
Some attention from the moderators & fellow forum users
Maximum attention from the moderators & fellow forum users
More info on all of the techniques, genres & principles in the ProPacks
Diverse community of passionate singers to encourage & inspire you
More training videos by Ken & others
Lots of other “gems” of singing info that are hard to categorize

To sum it all up…

 

Public access offers you a ‘sneak peak’ into the KTVA community. Student access offers you helpful resources to advance your singing. Pro access offers you tons and tons of extra singing resources & full entry into perhaps the most helpful, passionate, experienced & inspired community of singers in the world.

 

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I’m a total beginner. Will I really be able to learn how to sing with this course?

Definitely.

 

But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

 

Watch this 30 second before and after video of a guy who started this course with no prior experience. (The difference is pretty amazing..)

 

Also, if you have zero prior experience singing, you may want to consider purchasing the Weekend Warrior bundle.

 

What’s that? It’s a package that contains both the main course and Weekend Warrior – which is a course that Ken designed for introducing beginners with zero experience to singing. Take that first, and then you’ll really be set to go through the main course.

 

It’s not absolutely necessary, it’ll just make your life a little bit easier. For two reasons:

 

  1. In Weekend Warrior Ken takes extra pains to explain everything in a really simple, really easy to understand way… without using any technical jargon.
  2. In Weekend Warrior the exercises are a little bit easier, making them better suited for someone who’s never sung before.

 

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Am I too old to learn how to sing?

Nope! You’re never too old to start singing.

 

The voice is a muscle (actually a group of muscles), and like any muscle in your body, with good training will grow even into your 70’s. Obviously not as quick and robust as in your 20’s, but grow it will if you are willing to put in the time and effort with proper training. Ken’s course and or training will definitely help you if you’re willing to work at it!

 

Many students have joined KTVA in their mid to late 60’s. Here’s just one example: Tony Moran. Tony had been playing guitar his whole life. In 2012 he decided he wanted to work on his singing, so that he’d be able to sing his favorite songs in local pubs. So he joined KTVA at 69. And now, at 74, he’s absolutely killing it.

 

You can watch Tony talk about his experience with KTVA here.

 

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Can I really learn how to sing if I have no sense of melody?

Yes – you can!

 

We’ve had students who, when they started – no offense to them! – sounded pitchier than a piano that hadn’t been tuned for a 100 years…

 

…and a year into the course, it sounded like they’d been singing all their lives. Wanna see the difference for yourself? Watch this 30 second before and after video of a student who took the course. He started off pretty pitchy – but listen to the difference after just a year!

 

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Is this course really better than all the others? 

We think so.

 

And obviously we’re biased – but consider:

 

(1) Very few coaches sing (and even fewer sing well)… and very few courses demonstrate their students singing. KTVA is the opposite. Ken sings really well, and has 100’s of videos proving it. And so can his students – like Anthony Vincent and Gabriela Guncivonka.

 

…the PROOF is in the singing!

 

(2) Because Ken can sing, it means that in the video course he can demonstrate everything he asks you to do. And explain how everything is supposed to ‘feel’ – making the course very intuitive.

 

(3) No other singing course has as many raving reviews by people whose voices have actually been transformed by the course – seriously!

 

(4) Most coaches list 1 or 2 mentors that taught them how to sing. Ken has spent $965,000 on his own voice learning from 30 coaches around the world.

 

(5) Just ask people. Ask anyone who has taken multiple singing courses in their life and, if they’ve taken through How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else… almost without fail… they’ll say that it beats the other courses by a landslide.

 

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How long does it take to complete the course?

That’s a tricky question to answer. Here’s why:

 

On the one hand, if you practice every day and make it your goal to “get through” the course quickly… you can finish watching all of the videos and doing all the exercises in about a year.

 

On the other hand, to really master all the material… it would take more than a lifetime. The “replay value” is enormous. Think of it like this: the more time you spend in the material, the better your voice will get. Period. Even if you’ve already gone through it all 1,000 times.

 

Many of our professional vocalists use Volume 3 of the main course for their daily training while they’re on tour or in the recording studio. It really is a never-ending resource.

 

So don’t feel rushed trying to “get through” all the material. Go at your own pace. You’ll see continual improvements regardless of how “fast” you’re going.

 

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What will going through the course look like?

Here’s what it’ll look like:

 

1) Purchase the course
2) Watch the first video in Volume 1
3) Read the “How to do this volume” PDF file
4) Watch the rest of the videos in Volume 1 – do this several times, until you’re very familiar with the concepts Ken talks about
5) Start listening through the audio workouts & practicing along with Ken
6) Take your time to make sure you understand & are doing the segments correctly
7) Move on to Volume 2 and repeat steps 2 though 6
8) Move on to Volume 3 and repeat steps 2 through 6

 

More info on the best way to complete each volume is in the “How to complete this Volume” PDFs that come with the course.

 

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How do I start your singing course? I’m kind of afraid to sing…

Imagine yourself a year down the road.

 

You’ve been faithfully going through How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else. Posting on the KTVA singers forum and getting feedback, incorporating the feedback, doing and redoing the exercises… and now you can really sing.

 

You’re no longer scared or embarrassed of singing in front of people. In fact, you love singing in front of people, and you seize every opportunity you can to show off your voice. Because it sounds really good, and you’ve worked really hard to get there, and everyone who hears you affirms just that!

 

Imagine how proud you’ll feel after all that hard work.

 

Thousands of KTVA students have made just that journey, starting in a similar situation as you. And through the singer’s forum, they’ll all be there to support you and encourage you as you set off to make that journey.

 

You’ve got this!!

 

Just get started now – and don’t look back!

 

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Can I see that CRAZY YouTube video of Ken singing again?

Absolutely!

If I purchase the Gold Bundle… what’s the best way for me to use the 3 hours of  Skype sessions?

You’re free to use the 3 hours however you’d like.

 

But here’s what we recommend:

 

Finish Volume 1 before scheduling any time with Ken. Then use a 1 hour Skype session with Ken – to make sure you’re doing all the exercises correctly, and to give you some helpful feedback before you move into Volume 2.

 

Then move to Volume 2. Work through it. Incorporate Ken’s feedback. And when you’re ready to move on to Volume 3, schedule another 1 hour Skype session with Ken.

 

And then use your last 1 hour session after you finish Volume 3.

 

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What exactly does “How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else” cover?

A lot!

 

KTVA’s main course – How to Sing Better than Anyone Else – is broken up into 3 different volumes & 1 set of 13 videos that explain basic pitch concepts. Here’s a detailed table of contents for the course:

Basic pitch (videos)

  1. Basic pitch 1
  2. Basic pitch 2
  3. Basic pitch 3
  4. Basic pitch 4
  5. Basic pitch 5
  6. Basic pitch 6
  7. Basic pitch 7
  8. Basic pitch 8
  9. Basic pitch 9
  10. Basic pitch 10
  11. Basic pitch 11
  12. Basic pitch 12
  13. Basic pitch 13

 

 

Volume 1

(Videos)

  1. Introduction
  2. Posture
  3. Diaphragmatic breathing
  4. Rib cage expansion
  5. Lip roll exercises A
  6. Tongue exercise A
  7. Vowel sounds – and it’s the “LAW”
  8. Close back throat
  9. Bright timber A
  10. Vowels: AH
  11. Vowels: AA
  12. Vowels:OO
  13. Vowels: EE
  14. Intro to bridge
  15. Vibrato basics
  16. Blending
  17. Mid-volume thoughts
  18. The vocal tract
  19. Stage fright
  20. How to do the volumes
  21. Applying what you’re learning
  22. Diaphragm A
  23. Diaphragm B
  24. Diaphragm C
  25. Lip roll exercises B
  26. Tongue exercises B
  27. Tongue exercises C
  28. Posture
  29. Stretching the chest voice
  30. Warming up the voice
  31. The jaw
  32. The passagio

+ 30 Audio workouts for Divas

+29 Audio workouts for Dudes

Volume 2

(Videos)

  1. Intro and recap
  2. Release valves – modify AH
  3. Release valves – modify AA
  4. Release valves – modify EE
  5. Psychology of singing
  6. Intro to consonant sounds
  7. Bridge connection
  8. Tone and pitch
  9. A-E-I-O-U sounds
  10. Vibrato – intro
  11. Different types of vibrato
  12. Ghosting exercise
  13. Vowels: ooh
  14. Vowels: ah
  15. Vowel transitions
  16. Opening up vowel sounds
  17. Closing comments

+27 Audio workouts for Divas

+40 Audio workouts for Dudes

 

 

Volume 3

(Videos)

  1. Intro and recap
  2. Glottal compression
  3. Applying AH
  4. Applying AA
  5. Applying OOH
  6. Applying EE
  7. Vibrato – advanced
  8. Connecting chest and head
  9. Connecting chest and head – sliders
  10. Bridge building – sliders
  11. Better pitch
  12. Vocal distortion & rasp
  13. Singing and playing at the same time
  14. The business of singing
  15. Modern rock singers
  16. Larynx positions
  17. Larynx
  18. Pharynx
  19. Hyper glottal compression
  20. Singing heavy
  21. The passagio
  22. How to overcome hoarseness
  23. How to find your voice
  24. Health and wellness
  25. Closing comments

+26 Audio workouts for Divas

+48 Audio workouts for Dudes

What exactly do the ProPacks cover?

The ProPacks cover everything you could ever want to know about singing… that isn’t already covered by KTVA’s main course.

 

Here’s a detailed table of contents:

Building headvoice

(videos)

  1. Introduction
  2. Head voice vs. falsetto
  3. Headvoice vowels 1
  4. Headvoice vowels 2
  5. Headvoice vowels 3
  6. Headvoice vowels 4
  7. Vowel release valves 1
  8. Vowel release valves 2
  9. Vowel release valves 3
  10. Vowel release valves 4
  11. Vowel transitions
  12. Chest and head transitions
  13. Sliders
  14. Floaters
  15. Chest voice cooldown

(audio)

  1. Head voice vowles 1
  2. Head voice vowels 2
  3. Head voice vowels 3
  4. Head voice vowels 4
  5. Vowel release valves 1
  6. Vowel release valves 2
  7. Vowel release valves 3
  8. Vowel release valves 4
  9. Vowel release valves 5
  10. Vowel release valves 6
  11. A – Vowel release vowels
  12. B – Vowel release valves (piano)
  13. Vowel release valves 7
  14. Chest head transitions
  15. Sliders
  16. Floaters
  17. Chest voice cooldown

+What is head voice vs. Falsetto? (word doc) 

 

 

Licks and Tricks (videos) – 23 videos

 

 

Pop singing demonstrations (video)

  1. 70’s disco demonstrations
  2. How to sing acoustic pop
  3. How to sing jazz pop
  4. How to sing like Adam Levine
  5. How to sing like Al Green
  6. How to sing like Bruno Mars
  7. How to sing like Chaka Khan – Tell me something good
  8. How to sing like Chris Daughtry
  9. How to sing like Jason Mraz
  10. How to sing like John Mayer
  11. How to sing like Matt Bellamy – Muse
  12. How to sing like Michael Jackson
  13. How to sing pop
  14. How to sing like Christina Aguilera
  15. How to sing like Bruno Mars – When I was your man
  16. How to sing like Christina Aguilera – Hurt

 

Student Coaching Sessions – Pop (video)

  1. How to sing like Celine Dion
  2. How to sing like Christina Aguilera – Hurt
  3. How to sing like Christina Aguilera 2
  4. How to sing like Etta James
  5. How to singlike Hayley Williams
  6. How to sing like Kelly Clarkson – A moment like this
  7. How to sing like Kelly Clarkson 2 – A moment like this
  8. How to sing like Lady Gaga
  9. How to sing like Leona Lewis – I see you
  10. How to sing like Mariah Carey
  11. How to sing like Patti Labelle
  12. How to sing like Rihanna
  13. How to sing like Susan Tedeschi
  14. How to sing like Whitney Houston – part 1
  15. How to sing like Whitney Houston – part 2
  16. Student session – Jerome
  17. Student session – Shontelle
  18. Sonika original song training session
  19. The Pikachu song – Have to say goodbye

 

Karaoke tracks with vocal demonstrations – Pop (audio)

  1. Bruno mars – instrumental
  2. Bruno mars – vocal
  3. Bruno mars – VT
  4. Daughtry – instrumental
  5. Daughtry – vocal
  6. Daughtry – VT
  7. Drops of Jupiter – instrumental
  8. Drops of Jupiter – vocal
  9. Drops of Jupiter – VT
  10. I want to know what love is – instrumental
  11. I want to know what love is – vocal
  12. I want to know what love is – VT
  13. I won’t give up – instrumental
  14. I won’t give up – vocal
  15. I won’t give up – VT
  16. Michael Jackson Medley – instrumental
  17. Michael Jackson Medley – vocal
  18. Michael Jackson Medley – VT
  19. More than kisses – solo vocal
  20. More than kisses – vocal
  21. More than kisses – instrumental
  22. Muse – instrumental
  23. Muse – vocal
  24. Muse – VT
  25. Paul McCartney Medley – instrumental
  26. Paul McCartney Medley – vocal
  27. Paul McCartney Medley – VT
  28. Ring of Fire – instrumental
  29. Ring of Fire – vocal
  30. Ring of Fire – VT
  31. Still a mystery – instrumental
  32. Still a mystery – vocal
  33. Still a mystery – VT
  34. Tempted – instrumental
  35. Tempted – vocal
  36. Tempted – VT
  37. This Love – instrumental
  38. This Love – vocal
  39. This Love – VT
  40. Waiting on the world to change – instrumental
  41. Waiting on the world to change – vocal
  42. Waiting on the world to change – VT
  43. When you’re gone – instrumental
  44. When you’re gone – vocal
  45. When you’re gone – VT

 

How to record your vocals (video)

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5

 

How to write a song (video)

  1. How to write a song part 1
  2. How to write a song part 2
  3. How to write a song part 3
  4. How to write a song part 4
  5. How to write a song part 5
  6. How to write a song part 6
  7. How to write a song part 7
  8. How to write a song part 8
  9. How to write a song part 9
  10. How to write a song part 10
  11. How to write a melody part 1
  12. How to write a melody part 2
  13. How to write lyrics

Rock Singing Demonstrations (video)

  1. Classics medley 1
  2. Classics medley 2
  3. Classics medley 3
  4. Classics medley 4
  5. How to sing 80’s metal part 1
  6. How to sing 80’s metal part 2
  7. How to sing 80’s metal part 3
  8. How to sing like Alanis Morissette – Uninvited
  9. How to sing like Allan Clarke – The Hollies – Long Cool WOman
  10. How to sing like Bon Jovi – Wanted dead or alive
  11. How to sing like Brad Delp – Boston
  12. How to sing like Brent Smith – Shinedown
  13. How to sing like Brian Johnson – AC/DC
  14. How to sing like Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
  15. How to sing like Chris Cornell – Audio Slave – Cochise – Show me how to live
  16. How to sing like Chris Cornell – Audio Slave – Like a Stone
  17. How to sing like Christ Robinson – Black Crowes – Angels
  18. How to sing like Christina Aguilera – Hurt – Male Version
  19. How to sing like Dave Grohl
  20. How to sing like Freddie Mercury – Queen
  21. How to sing like James Hetfield – Metallica
  22. How to sing like Ken Tamplin
  23. How to sing like Kurt Cobain – Nirvana
  24. How to sing like Lou Gramm – Foreigner
  25. How to sing like Mark Farner – Grand Funk
  26. How to sing like Michael Bolton
  27. How to sing like Mickey Thomas
  28. How to sing like Paul Rodgers – Bad Company
  29. How to sing like Robert Plant – David Coverdale – Glenn Hughes
  30. How to sing like Robert Plant – LED Zeppelin
  31. How to sing like Ronnie James Dio
  32. How to sing like Sammy Hagar
  33. How to sing like Steve Miller – Jungle Love
  34. How to sing like Steven Tyler – Aerosmith – Dream On

 

Student coaching sessions – in studio – Rock (video)

  1. Alex – Steven Tyler session
  2. Alex – Vowel training session
  3. How to sing like Ann Wilson – Heart – Barracuda
  4. How to sing like Ann Wilson – Heart – Magic Man
  5. How to sing like Chris Cornell – You know my name
  6. How to sing like Dave Grohl – The Pretender
  7. How to sing like Glenn Hughes
  8. How to sing like Layne Staley – Man in the Box
  9. How to sing like Steve Perry – Journey – Faithfully

 

Student coaching sessions – webcam – Rock (video)

  1. How to sing high – belting and mix voice
  2. How to sing like Axl Rose
  3. How to sing like Bon Jovi 2
  4. How to sing like Jani Lane – Warrant – Cherry Pie
  5. How to sing like Joey Tempest – Europe – The Final Countdown
  6. How to sing like John Farham
  7. How to sing like Michael Matjevic – Steelheart
  8. How to sing like Mickey Thomas
  9. How to sing like Myles Kennedy – Student demo
  10. How to sing like Sammy Hagar – Van Halen – Dreams
  11. How to sing like Sebastian Bach
  12. How to sing like Steve Balsamo – Jesus Christ Superstar
  13. How to sing like Steven Tyler – Don’t wanna miss a thing
  14. How to sing Rock – female version
  15. How to sing like Chris Cornell
  16. Session with Scott

 

Guitar chords (video)

  1. Major and minor chords
  2. Changing chords to 7th
  3. First position chord progressions
  4. Second position chord progressions
  5. Guitar chords – close up

 

 

Guitar licks & tricks – 23 videos

 

 

Karaoke tracks with vocal demonstrations – Rock (audio)

  1. Why can’t you understand me – instrumental
  2. Why can’t you understand me – vocal
  3. And it pours – instrumental
  4. And it pours – vocal
  5. And it pours – VT
  6. Cornell Medley – instrumental
  7. Cornell Medley – vocal
  8. Cornell Medley – VT
  9. Dead or alive – instrumental
  10. Dead or alive – vocal
  11. Dead or alive – VT
  12. DIO Medley – instrumental
  13. DIO Medley – vocal
  14. DIO Medley – VT
  15. Dreams in the dark – instrumental
  16. Dreams in the dark – vocal
  17. Dreams in the dark – VT
  18. Hurt – instrumental
  19. Hurt – vocal
  20. Hurt – VT
  21. Just believe – instrumental
  22. Just believe – vocal
  23. Just believe – VT
  24. Naughty girl – instrumental
  25. Naughty girl – vocal
  26. Naughty girl – VT
  27. Run to the Hills – instrumental
  28. Run to the Hills – vocal
  29. Run to the Hills – VT
  30. She talks to Angels – instrumental
  31. She talks to Angels – vocal
  32. She talks to Angels – VT
  33. Show me the way out – instrumental
  34. Show me the way out – vocal
  35. Show me the way out – VT
  36. Smokin – instrumental
  37. Smokin – vocal
  38. Smokin – VT
  39. Storm bringer – instrumental
  40. Storm bringer – vocal
  41. Storm bringer – VT
  42. Uninvited – instrumental
  43. Uninvited – vocal
  44. Uninvited – VT
  45. Someone I’ve gotta be – instrumental
  46. Someone I’ve gotta be – vocal