Is There Only One Technique To Singing – Ken Tamplin


Hey guys! Welcome back again to Ken
Tamplin Vocal Academy, where the PROOF is in the SINGING.
I’m doing a series on You Ask – Ken Answers, so I’m trying to answer your
questions on singing, and we’ve got a lot of people from all over the world… So I’m
gonna go to the next one, here. It’s Callum from Canada, asks “Is learning to
sing all same? I think the same, all same, or are there different techniques for
different styles? Hmm. Okay, that’s a multi-faceted answer. I’ve said this
before. At ken Tamplin Vocal Academy we build a runners body. And that runner’s
body is, no matter where you put that runner, in whatever sport you put him in,
he’s going to excel at that sport. Soccer, football, basketball, surfing, kayaking. I
don’t care where you put that guy. He’s going to excel. So good technique is good
technique. But does that mean that one technique’s one size fits all? No. Because
if you’re gonna sing opera, there’s a lot of closed vowels, and a lot of things
that happen where you have to be very specific about what they expect from you
as an opera singer in jazz there’s you know, some different things that you work
on. In rock there’s some different things, but if you get the great, basic
fundamentals of singing, which I cover all of this in my singing course called
How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else, you cover – and by the way, I do sing in all
those styles, so check out our channel. We’ve got over 400 videos on there. I
sing everything from, you know, jazz, R&B, rock, pop, you know, you name it. I
mean some opera stuff that I’ve obviously done over the years.
And I’ve sung many an Aria. What you’re gonna find is that good technique
is good technique for a foundation. Now if you want to… so think about it this
way,and I love the fact that I’ve said this before because every time I say it I
think it really embeds this in your mind. You’re building a house, okay?
You’re building a house. And if you have the foundation of that house really
strong, you understand how to use that foundation, you can start adding rooms:
Jazz, R&B, Pop, rock, opera, you know, whatever that is. Country… you can start
adding rooms to the foundation. If you only go after one of the rooms, and you
don’t have the foundation, it’s going to be pretty tough to sustain that over
time, or you probably won’t. So good technique is good technique, and
there’s a lot of not good technique out there. And it’s very hard to come by,
trust me. I’ve done this for a long time and it’s hard to know who’s legit and
who isn’t and how this all works together as a puzzle, to make your voice
great. So my suggestion to you is learn good technique first, and then translate
that on into whatever style that you like. Okay? Hopefully this was beneficial. God bless you guys and until next time… Peace… Out! Hey, guys! If you like what you heard, please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my channel. And if you want to get
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21 comments

Ken when I first started watching your videos you scared the shit out of me by saying with out proper technique you can do great damage to your vocal chords me being a screamer and doing a lot of distorted bitching opened my eyes foundation is everything!! Happy New Year great things are coming our way ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Can't wait to buy the course, all I can think about is that I want to learn how to sing๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€

That's very true , no foundation no home no singing. Lol the course is great and is definitely teaching me to be patient with myself … And patience with myself is a hard thing to come by so this is good lol

Thanks for sharing Ken and Happy New Year!

I've been doing the course for a month now. It's worth the money. Step by step is great. I'm very self critical so it's been tough but i know theres still improvements.

I have decided to sing as well as possible and You, Ken Tamplin, are the one to learn from. Thank you for what you do and the authenticity of your being.

Ken! God, I'm so glad I found you! I wanna ask you something but I don't know if I should. I mean, you probably have a busy life and by the time you read this comment you want to relax. So let me know, if you can help me.
Have a nice day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™ve been singing along to songs for a long time now and Iโ€™ve always known Iโ€™m terrible, like as bad as can be. I was always too afraid to see just how bad I was, but the other day I found your videos and decided to record myself. Iโ€™m just as terrible as I thought I was haha.
But I saw a video of yours that said if Iโ€™m really dedicated I can become an โ€œokโ€ singer in about a year so I resolved to watch all your videos and practice everything non-stop and then I will record again in a year to see how much Iโ€™ve improved. I wish I could afford your full course, maybe one day I will be able to. But for now you have a lot of great informative videos so Iโ€™ll start with those. Thank you for not only the inspiration to improve but also for providing the tools to help me do so. Cheers.

hello ken, i've got a question for you … i'm
going to use brackets and apparently I have a deviated jaw then the doctor suggest me an operation … can this change my voice?

KEN: Since my last attempt to stoke discussion fizzled, I thought I'd try again with a different topic … any opinion on the technique/style of "Talk Singing" ?

Personally, I'm not a fan. Although i've occasionally found it sorta tolerable if offset by some really interesting/creative lyrics (examples: Courtney Barnett's quirky song about asthma in "Avante Gardner", Nick Cave's unsettling "I'm Your Man", et al), more often than not it strikes me as only slightly more dignified than wearing a nose clip and a child's flotation bubble to an National Swim Meet.

Thoughts ?

I like comparing it to building a house-having that good foundation. You can relate that to so many things in life too…

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