Judy Rodman

All Things Vocal: Podcast for Singers, Speakers, Voice Coaches and Producers

Hosted by Judy Rodman
All Things Vocal: Podcast for Singers, Speakers, Voice Coaches and Producers

Description

Professional vocal coach Judy Rodman shares tips and techniques for singing and speaking on stage and in the recording studio.

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Education

Episodes

Is Your Music Visible? My Chat With Denise Wakeman

Feb 20, 2020 38:24

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Denise Wakeman… internet marketing strategist, blogging expert and globe traveler. Listen to this episode to hear tips on how to increase your music's fanbase by becoming more visible!

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About Denise:

Denise Wakeman has been working online since 1996. She has become a highly respected expert on blogging, social networking, email and online marketing. She teaches, trains and consults with a holistic approach to building businesses with targeted audiences on the web. 

Denise doesn’t just teach… she’s done it. She has created a powerful, visible presence by using the tools and teaching others to do the same. In the music business, becoming visible means being FINDABLE by those who would love our music. I created the All Things Vocal blog in 2006 with Denise’s training.

For more help with increasing your internet visibility, find Denise at

www.DeniseWakeman.com

Check out her special post on building your internet platform:

www.DeniseWakeman.com/platform

Topics we discussed include:

Introduction to Denise Understanding fans as customers The importance of getting found by your audience Taking action to reboot unsuccessful online efforts. The importance of publishing consistent content Creating the know, like & trust factor as music makers Types of content you can create and share on social media Visibility strategy for artists on media shows and large events How to create online relationships with fans Why an artist should create a blog Blogging with multimedia content The importance of creating your own online real estate, capturing emails Traveling tips – the importance of being kind Music experience Denise had in her global travels What is changing for internet marketing The importance of experimenting with online apps Identifying your ideal fans Tips for discerning your music career path Deeply connecting by sharing your story What Denise saw Elton John and Bernie Taupin do 

If you want the best vocal training so you have the best performances to take to market, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

How Imagination Runs Singing & Speaking Voice

Jan 11, 2020 07:28

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is your imagination and your voice. Listen to this podcast episode to understand how you need to enlist your creative imagination to sing and speak with impactful magic.

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If you’d like help with waking up a numb, colorless or weak singing or speaking voice, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and in courses on disc..

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Premeditating a conversation Choosing your sound Imagining you're someone else

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Vocal tone Harmony To whom are you talking

Three Keys To Unlock Your Most Powerful Voice

Dec 4, 2019 10:18

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is singing and speaking vocal power. Listen to this podcast episode for three core keys that unlock your most powerful voice.

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If you’d like help with increasing the power of your voice without strain, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Breath compression Open throat Laser-focused intentionality Putting it all together

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Slurred articulation (video) Vocal fry Open throat Delivering messages Power, Path & Performance vocal training

My Vocal Gratitude List

Nov 26, 2019 09:07

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Vocal Gratitude. Listen to this podcast episode to learn some things my voice is thankful for. These things have affected my ability to teach effectively, so they might end up on your list, too!

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If you’d like help with any other speaking or singing matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

My vocal damage experience Trading contemporary and classical vocal lessons with Mark Thress John and Judy Rodman's album 'Here We Are'

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Be Smart About Streaming Your Music

Nov 18, 2019 05:37

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Music Streaming Services. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to choose the best places to stream your music to get it heard and get paid.

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If you’d like help with any vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Links mentioned in this podcast contain in-depth reviews and infographics on streaming services:

US Streaming Royalties Explained Best Music Streaming Services Based On In-Depth Reviews

This podcast episode was written by Carlos Silva. Many thanks!

How Great Voices Make Strategic Use Of Space

Sep 14, 2019 14:11

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is how great voices use space. Listen to this podcast episode to learn the different ways singers and speakers can benefit from various uses of spaces, commas, breaths and silence.

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If you’d like help with delivering stronger, more interesting and compelling vocal performances or with any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Separating run on sentences

Separating vocal and instrumental practice

Allowing space without filling

Embracing periodic silence

Disconnecting Completely

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran I'm Not Getting Married Today Kristen Chenoweth: Breathe From Your Hoo Hoo Beyonce': Halo Lady Gaga: Star Spangled Banner Getting Your Voice Back Exercises Power, Path & Performance vocal training on disc Penatonix: Sound of Silence

Interview With Alexander Technique Practitioner Peter Jacobson

Aug 6, 2019 36:42

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Alexander Technique Practitioner Peter Jacobson. Listen to this episode to learn about this healing work created originally by Australian Frederick Mattias Alexander, and learn some fascinating things about how you can cooperate with your design to do all kinds of things better... including singing!

Peter is the Founder and Executive Director of Total Vocal Freedom, the world’s largest online Alexander Technique learning community. He is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, conductor, music educator and an AmSAT-certified (American Society of the Alexander Technique) teacher of the Alexander Technique. He discovered the Alexander Technique over 13 years ago after suffering from back pain and tendinitis while pursuing his music studies. Jacobson has earned advanced degrees in Conducting from the University of Illinois, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and is a Certified Transformative Coach (Michael’s Neill Supercoach Academy Europe – Class of 2019).

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If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

What Alexander Technique is. Peter's three-part formula for artistry... desire + coordination + technique. How desire and intention change outcome in both Peter's and my work with students. The elusive 'quick fix' for laryngitis or other vocal issues; instant help and life-long improvement with experimentation, curiosity and deeper learning. How Alexander fixed his voice. Judy's story of vocal recovery. Conquering guarding stance and fear with freedom of choice. Coordination = cooperating with our design. Curiosity: Getting slow and being observant. Using tools of anatomy (the truth about the design) and imagery (mind pictures to direct anatomy) for vocal training.  Why Alexander Technique prefers to use thinking vs feeling. The importance of freely moving joints for the voice. Changing conception by changing perception, such as using the balance pad, Bosu ball or trampoline. Hands: touch communication. How teachers can use hands to help the student hold on to a new idea a little longer. Why the happy voice needs happy feet! (Who knew?) How we can help the voice heal itself by harnassing our innate intelligence The kindness in our design, the kindness we need to show ourselves.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

If you'd like to do some training in Alexander Technique, Peter is offering my listeners a special deal, available at this link: https://www.totalvocalfreedom.com/atv

Why Changing Vocal Habits Is So Freaking Hard

Jun 12, 2019 12:28

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

 Today's topic is Why Change Is Difficult. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to change longstanding bad habits that you think you can't unlearn into good habits that become your voice-freeing new normal.

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If you’d like help with frustrating vocal issues, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Physical myelin sheath highways (neural pathways) that you must (and CAN) repave to change habits Psychological blocks to learning and how you can overcome them

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Article on Myelin by Courtney Sperlazza, MPH Article by Jason Shen on how to rewire your brain with practice Article on Febfast on breaking bad habits TED ED video on practicing effectively Legendary drummer Larrie Londin How my damaged voice came back Your 'One Thing' for better voice

Interview With Diane Kimbrough - Part 2

Apr 30, 2019 28:23

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Part 2 of my interview with veteran live performance coach Diane Kimbrough. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to raise the level of your live performance staging.

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Contact Diane for vocal performance sessions at her website www.DianeKimbrough.com. If you’d like help with any vocal matter, get Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in part 2 include:

Why Diane's approach is to practice the arena level show instead of the coffee-house show, and how that can benefit the smaller venue performance, too. Training artists to work with a camera. How being present with venue size changes how you perform live. The circumstances for which a veteran stage performer needs to come back in for some live performance coaching. Some of the worst things you can do on stage. Mapping out talking points on stage. How Acro Yoga helps Diane with her live performance coaching. How it benefits both artists and teachers of artists to keep learning and trying things we've never done before. Why and how artists should watch awards shows. How the mistaken belief that the audience is feeling what you're feeling can diminish your performance. How and why to articulate clearly and use punctuation in performance. Why it's important for best performance to understand and take on the responsibility of your unique artistic position on stage. How important it is for an artist to work with a team that supports each member, and communicates to resolve any seeming differences so the artist is never confused.

NOTE: If you haven't listened to part 1 of this interview yet, be sure and check out my previous episode!

Interview With Veteran Live Performance Coach Diane Kimbrough - Part1

Apr 23, 2019 32:12

Description:

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is my interview with Diane Kimbrough. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to improve your live performances, your confidence on stage and your audience impact. You'll also learn how Diane's performance coaching and my vocal coaching work together in a synergy that supports instead of confuses our artist clients.

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If you’d like help with live performance, contact Diane at her website http://dianekimbrough.com/. For help with any vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Diane's background & experience Explanation of what live performance coaching is. How Diane uses her dance and acting experience in her coaching. Defining stage presence. How Diane and I work synergistically to increase stage and vocal abilities. The value of getting live performance coaching before recording final studio vocals. How both of us work on focusing message delivery. Diane's coaching strategy of videotaping performance and playing it back without sound. A vital understanding Diane wants artists to get out of her coaching sessions: The song itself - the structure of the music and the lyrics - should largely dictate stage movement. How that goes with my vocal training. How to figure out who your voice needs to represent in any song. Diane and I discuss and solve our disparate ways of approaching and coaching authenticity. We discuss what is and is not 'real', how to use acting techniques to make the moment real for the audience even when it's not real for you. Why you don't need to freak out at the thought of acting. Case study about an artist we both successfully worked with who had a serious eating disorder and issues with 'feeling' emotion. How critical voices and situations like bad-fitting heels affect confidence on stage. Knowledge brings power. Case study about another of our artists who we helped go from serious insecurity to up & coming artist catching serious career fire. Diane says it's best to have some stage experience before booking coaching sessions. Ways Diane asks clients to practice what they learn from her. Written homework is assigned, along with continual videotaping and silent viewing to review how audiences see you. The importance of separating singing and stage movement practice. Why you should put your guitar down and try singing without it. How that same strategy - separate practice - is a wise way to practice vocal technique. Diane and I bat around the concept of singing to the one heart. We use different words for the same thing... Diane calls it having a conversation on a melodic line.

PLEASE NOTE: There was so much we shared I decided to split the interview. This is Part 1. Watch for Part 2 to be published in a few days!

About Diane Kimbrough:

As an actress, dancer, and choreographer, Diane’s career has taken her to Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East where she has directed and choreographed live shows for companies including IBM, Kawasaki, NCR, Chevrolet, Texaco, and Suzuki. She herself has appeared on stage & television with an array of stars from Garth Brooks to the L.A. Dodgers.

Her work has appeared on every major television network. She has staged a wide array of events from ABC’s “Monday Night Football” promo to “The All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade” for CBS. Diane is a veteran of eight seasons of the CMAs (Country Music Association Awards), staging such knockout numbers as Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochie”, Brad Paisley’s “Online” and Shania Twain’s “I’m Outta Here” and “Any Man of Mine”.

Managers and record labels, including Arista, Atlantic, Capitol, Columbia, Epic, Mercury, RCA and Sony as well as a host of indie labels, have hired Diane to coach their emerging artists as well as top-selling stars. Her clients include solo artists, vocal groups and bands of any genre. Diane’s philosophy… “Create an experience and you’ve created a fan.”

Contact her at http://dianekimbrough.com

How My Vocal Training Can Hurt You

Mar 30, 2019 18:21

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is vocal training and how it can hurt you if you misunderstand it. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to correctly apply my and other coaches' vocal training techniques so they can help, not hurt your voice!

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If you’d like help with radically improving your voice while conquering vocal strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. If you have questions about my or other coaches' training, email me at judy@judyrodman.com. 

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Pull, don't push the voice Take a breath and don't use it Use your face Press fingertips together for breath balance Articulate clearly Straighten your spine You can sing as long as you want without strain Apply the inner smile Three other training techniques I never suggest

- Speech level larynx
- Just relax and sing
- Sing from your diaphragm

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Why you should not sing from your diaphragm 

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

 

Today I interview Bree Noble… entrepreneur, musician, speaker, business coach and founder ‘Women of Substance Radio’ which hit #1 in.

 

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

A look at Bree’s 2 popular podcasts

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Female Entrepreneur Musician  https://femusician.com/ Women

Interview With Mark Thress - Classical vs Contemporary Voice

Feb 20, 2019 28:52

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Mark Thress… classical singer and teacher, voice science researcher, entrepreneur and colleague. He and I have been trading vocal lessons for about a year. Listen to this episode to hear us share our explorations and findings concerning the similarities and differences in contemporary and classical singing and teaching, as well as how cross-training can help both.

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If you want the best contemporary vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Find Mark Thress and his services at his Facebook page, Instagram and website, links below.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

How we met and our intention behind trading lessons. Similarities and differences between the genres of classical and contemporary singing. How all art is about effectively and authentically communicating a message to the one heart. Subtle technical differences in formal and contemporary genres in performance focus, creating volume, using self-compression, facial expressions, vowel lengths, vibrato, the need for mic technique or to fill the hall acoustically, conveying emotion without pushing. How “less is more” in contemporary music, while continuity in sound is important in classical music. How cross training can benefit both contemporary and classical voice. What issues students typically have when trying to cross these genres and perform them authentically. Using tools such as a trampoline or bosu ball to loosen the body and increase access to breath and tone, as well as a coffee straw or balloon for warming up. How 'pulling' helps both contemporary and classical singing. How both coaches have improved each other's voices.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

A video of one of our vocal lesson exchanges. (Watch us teach each other!) www.JudyRodman.com www.MarkThress.com 

How To Sing A Love Song

Feb 5, 2019 15:32

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is How to Sing Love Songs. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to go deeper into the various messages that are present in love songs, and the how to deliver love songs more interestingly and authentically to get a more powerful response.  

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If you’d like help with performing emotional songs or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

Examples of various love song messages and songs that carry them Four questions to ask What to do if you’re not feeling it Mistakes to avoid How to create nuance Two exercises

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Lots of songs The vocal magic of intention and expectation How Voice and Message create each other

Singing and Creating Harmony

Jan 22, 2019 12:44

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com

Today's topic is Harmony. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to sing and create harmony parts.

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If you’d like help with singing or creating harmony, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

The power of harmony How to pick a part How to train for harmony singing Some examples of great harmony

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Flyte Three Simon and Garfunkel Bohemian Rhapsody Africa by the band Toto Emmylou Harris Alison Krauss and Union Station - Down To The River (live) HearFones The Judds - Grandpa Wynonna - She Is His Only Need Pentatonix - Havana Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choir The Hall Sisters - Beginning To See The Light

Lessons On Courageous Creativity From New Zealand

Jan 6, 2019 10:15

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Courageous Creativity of New Zealand.  Listen to this podcast episode to learn about the unique and breathtaking creativity I found during my New Zealand trip, and to find inspiration for your own expanded possibilities.

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If you’d like help with exploring your voice’s potential, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Christchurch Street Art Dance-O-Mat Flat White Coffee Kumara potatoes Start City Mall Eye Language of Sheep Dogs Rachael Leahcar Glow Worm Caves Maori Culture Hobbiton Photos from my New Zealand adventure

How Adversity Has Blessed My Voice

Nov 16, 2018 14:57

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is adversity and how it can be used to benefit the voice. Listen to this podcast episode to find out why I add humorously negative and seriously hard times to my voice’s gratitude list, and how you can, too.

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If you’d like help with difficult vocal issues or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

My childhood demotion from lead to harmony Mandatory piano lessons Paying dues with vocal abuse Serious illness and vocal damage Multiple career failures

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

How my damaged voice came back Interview with chiropractor Dr. Dwaine Allison John and Judy Rodman ep 'Here We Are' Rascal Flatts performance 'Bless the Broken Road'

Mending Vocal Breaks

Oct 31, 2018 13:16

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Mending Vocal Breaks. Listen to this podcast episode to find out what vocal breaks are caused by and what you can do about the unwanted ones.

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If you’d like help with mending vocal breaks or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

What is a vocal break? What causes vocal breaks? Why do we use dysfunctional vocal technique? Reasons to re-train the voice to mend unwanted breaks Ways to begin changing bad vocal habits My specific approach to mending vocal breaks

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

How my damaged voice came back

How Dissonance Moves Your Music, Voice and Life Forward

Sep 18, 2018 19:06

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is Dissonance. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how we can turn uncomfortable, unsettling and fearful dissonance into an energy that moves us forward musically, vocally and culturally.

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If you’d like help with resolving vocal issues, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

A-tonal music Dissonance as a lyric writing tactic Dissonance as a production tactic Dissonance in the music business Dissonance in voice and vocal training Dropped technique Physical dissonance Relational dissonance Cognitive dissonance Historical dissonance How to use dissonance to move forward

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

2 definitions of dissonance composer John Corgliano conductor Giancarlo Guerrero  the book Sapiens cognitive dissonance Bob Weir Viheart on 12-tone music Pierce the Veil's Low On Gas And You Need A Jacket Bareilles' She Used To Be Mine Nettle's Stay Bruce Hornsby

3 Ways to Increase Your Vocal Range

Aug 19, 2018 00:11:28

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is about 3 ways to increase vocal range. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to safely and practically widen the distance between the lowest and highest notes you can sing.

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If you’d like help with extending your vocal range, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at

Interview With Rick Barker - Part 2

Aug 2, 2018 00:17:07

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s episode is the 2nd part of my interview with Rick Barker… music business mastermind and artist development hero. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for creating and growing a successful music business.

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If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try [...]

Interview With Music Biz Mastermind Rick Barker - Part 1

Jul 25, 2018 00:26:27

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Rick Barker… a highly successful music mogul and mentor who teaches artists to be successful with their careers.. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for creating and growing a successful music business.

This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google PlayTuneIn Radio and many other podcast apps. Subscribe and don’t miss an episode… and please leave a review where you like to listen! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!

If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, [...]

10 Vocal Issues a Vocal Coach Should Fix

Jul 11, 2018 00:16:45

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 This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is 10 (plus a bonus) vocal issues that a good vocal coach should be able to fix. Listen to this podcast episode to learn what a good vocal coach can do to eliminate vocal problems, unblock limitations, enhance and protect your voice. Learn what kind of results you should expect of a vocal lesson.

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If you’d like help with vocal issues, limit [...]

How To Get More Feeling In Your Singing

Jun 4, 2018 00:10:47

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is getting more feeling into your singing. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to increase your authentic emotional delivery of your songs.

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Vocal Warmups… How Long Should They Be?

May 29, 2018 00:08:50

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Today’s topic is the length of vocal warmups. Listen to this podcast episode to discover how long you need to warmup to prepare your voice for studio, stage or practice room performance.

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How to Succeed at Life, Love & Songwriting - Interview With Dallas Frazier

May 19, 2018 00:28:55

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 Today I interview Dallas Frazier… legendary songwriter. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for navigating a successful songwriting career, as well as finding personal success and satisfaction, living and learning along the way.

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The Danger of Meek Posture to the Voice

May 7, 2018 00:15:02

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Today’s topic is The Dangers of Meek Posture to the Voice. Listen to this podcast episode for tips for warnings about singing and speaking with poor, slumped posture, and what to do about it.

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How To Get Mucus Off Vocal Cords

Mar 19, 2018 00:08:22

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Today’s topic is How to get Mucus off your vocal cords. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to un-phlegm your froggy speaking or singing voice.

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How My Damaged Voice Recovered Came Back

Mar 13, 2018 00:09:32

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Today’s topic is my story of getting my voice back from vocal damage. Listen to this podcast episode to find hope for full recovery from most cases of vocal abuse, strain, and yes, even damage.

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The Vagal - Vocal Connection Part 2 by Jackie Warner

Mar 6, 2018 00:20:29

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Today’s topic is about how the Vagas nerve impacts the voice. This is Part 2, by guest podcaster Jackie Warner, who is a Functional Medicine practitioner. Listen to this podcast to find ways to reduce chronic stress, balance and nurture the body, and strengthen vagal tone. 

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The Vagal - Vocal Connection Part 1 by Leah Grams Johnson

Feb 20, 2018 00:07:44

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Today’s topic is about how the Vagas nerve impacts the voice. This is Part 1, by guest podcaster Leah Grams Johnson. Listen to this podcast to find ways you can improve your vagal - vocal connection to benefit both! It contains a great reason to sing.

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Heal Your Spirit, Find Your Voice Interview With Life Coach Terry Smith

Feb 6, 2018 00:33:12

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Today’s topic is my interview with founder of Coaching Life Matters Dr. Terry S. Smith. We talked about how psychology affects voice…  about how healing the spirit lets you find your unique and authentic voice, as well as a much better life. 

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Career Saving Tips to Protect Your Voice From a Hit Song - Part 2

Jan 23, 2018 00:10:27

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Today is the second part of my 2 part series… career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit song. Listen to this podcast episode for 7 more strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

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Career Saving Tips to Protect Your Voice From a Hit Song - Part 1

Jan 17, 2018 00:09:49

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Today’s topic is 5 career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit song, part 1. _______. Listen to this podcast episode for 5 strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

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Tips For Stage Performers From A Sound Girl … Interview With Fela Davis

Jan 5, 2018 00:35:44

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For this episode, I interview Fela Davis…an audio engineer and entrepreneur based in New York City. She graduated from Full Sail University and now has over 15 years of audio engineering experience, including working for industry powerhouses Clair Global and House of Blues. You’ll hear the names of several legendary artists she’s worked with as we chat. 

Fela specializes in wireless mics and in ear monitors, has prepped gear for network and cable TV shows including Good Morning America Summer Series, The Colbert Report and The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. She and her partner Denis Orynbekov combined their expertise to create 23dB Productions, located in New York City. Besides in-studio work, they offer a mobile one-stop shop for live projects: They film vi [...]

What To Eat Before Singing

Dec 20, 2017 00:09:50

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Today’s topic is What to Eat Before You Sing. _______. Listen to this podcast episode to find suggested foods and drinks that are best for your voice before performance.

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The Season For Singing

Dec 13, 2017 00:03:44

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Today’s topic is about the season for singing. Listen to this podcast episode for quick tips when you sing in jam sessions with friends and family or in performance for the holidays.

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Laryngitis Scare… How To Get Your Voice Back

Nov 21, 2017 00:07:39

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Today’s topic covers what to do about Laryngitis. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to get your voice back after an infection has left your larynx inflamed.

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Why Singing Without Your Instrument Feels So Weird

Nov 7, 2017 00:08:21

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is ‘Why Singing Without Your Instrument Feels So Weird’. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to help singers who normally sing while playing to sing well without their instrument.

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Boogie Boarding & Music Careers

Nov 1, 2017 00:10:39

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Today’s topic is Boogie Boarding and Music Careers. Listen to this podcast episode to find out how good boogie boarding is like riding the waves of a good music career.

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27 Ways To Absolutely Murder Your Voice

Oct 25, 2017 00:08:37

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Today’s topic is a Halloween theme - 27 ways to murder your voice! Listen to this podcast episode to understand these 27 vocal saboteurs, so you can avoid them.

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Interview with Female Musician Entrepreneur Bree Noble

Sep 15, 2017 00:27:48

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Today I interview Bree Noble… entrepreneur, musician, speaker, business coach and podcaster. Listen to this interview episode to get insider tips for creating and growing a successful music business, with a focus on female artists.

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

A look at Bree’s 2 popular podcasts Music business issues that tend to be mor [...]

Why Inhaling Through Nose AND Mouth is Best for Voices

Aug 13, 2017 00:06:12

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Today’s topic is the controversial subject of inhaling for the voice. I tell you why I recommend both nose AND mouth instead of one or the other, and why breathing for the voice is different than breathing for athletics.

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Singers, Got Trolls? Let’s Talk! How To Deal With Internet Bullying

Jul 6, 2017 00:11:10

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Today’s topic is the dark art of trolling and what singers can do when cyber-bullied.

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How Your Message and Your Voice Create Each Other

Apr 29, 2017 00:10:59

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is How Your Messages and Voice create each other. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to deliver clearer, more specific and focused messages that give your voice communicative power and efficiency. Also explore how learning better vocal techhiqe can help you deliver more powerful messages.

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Why Message is Music’s Point of the Spear

Apr 11, 2017 00:07:39

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Today’s topic: Why Message is Music’s Point of the Spear. Listen to this podcast episode to hear my latest performance experience that freshly taught me the value of focusing on message of the music instead of perfection of performance- which defuses performance anxiety and tension-caused mistakes. 

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Perfection vs Excellence - guest post by Leah Grams Johnson

Mar 24, 2017 00:05:35

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Today’s topic is a guest post by indie artist Leah Grams Johnson discussing Perfection as the dark side of Excellence. Listen to this podcast episode for a deeper understanding of what it means to create great art, including great vocals.

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Online Vocal Lessons… Pros and Cons

Feb 12, 2017 00:11:55

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Today’s topic is online vocal lessons, the pros and cons. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how this kind of training works, and to help you decide whether or not online lessons would be a good option for you.

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To w [...]

5 Differences Between Classical and Contemporary Voice

Jan 31, 2017 00:03:59

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today’s topic is 5 Differences between Classical and Contemporary Voice. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to authentically transition from classical to contemporary (everything but classical) singing.

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