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July 3, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today I interview Michael Arterberry - motivational speaker, author and youth mentor. This podcast is now playing at iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android 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, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. Subjects covered in this episode include: Michael’s backstory. Michael’s powerful parable of the Donkey in the Hole. We get the why behind Michael’s tagline ‘be encouraged’ and his challenge to ‘shake the dirt’. Michael’s understanding of faith and how it affects his life and work. How Michael works to encourage and empower kids. The importance of changing the systems around dysfunction. The power of reflection to go forward in times of frightening change (like this Covid era). Mentors & teachers that helped Michael; the importance of being one. How side interests & diversity create the well-rounded life. Funny stories, serious success stories The mind/body/voice connection. About Michael: Michael is a public speaker, author and mentor with a non-profit devoted to working with youth. Childhood dysfuntion and spinal surgery have only served to inform and shape his life's work... successfully and deeply motivating and encouraging others. As he states in his website,  As a Motivational Speaker, my life is dedicated to moving people from an uneasy time in their lives to a place of peace. I don’t change their circumstances, but I help change their perspective. - Michael Arterberry  His many career achievements include: 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community,  2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service, 2016 Educator of the year award from Y-Cop in Mount Vernon, NY. as well as a proclamation from the Mayor, Certificate of Merit from the Board of Legislators, and a Citation from the Mount Vernon City Council. Find him on the web: Shakethedirtexperience.com MichaelArterberry.com YouthVoicesCenter.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarterberry https://www.facebook.com/michael.arterberry
June 24, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today's topic is Songwriter Rounds. Listen to this podcast episode for ways to put magic in these special Nashville-origin unplugged shows where songwriters perform their own material 'in the round'. This podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android apps. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and ... PLEASE RATE & REVIEW at ratethispodcast.com/atv If you’d like help with acing your next songwriter round 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 definition of a songwriter round Goals for this kind of show Hosting tips Performer tips 3 songwriter fails Creating special virtual songwriter rounds Links mentioned in this podcast include: Canva Square Paypal Here Buy Me A Coffee Be.Live Cyberlink Director video editor
June 16, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today I interview Mark Elliott… singer, songwriter, performer, musician,  audio engineer, studio producer, novelist, poet, outdoorsman, and airplane pilot. I'm sure there's more:) Listen for inspiration to go forward, from someone who has a big to-do list and knows how to use it! This podcast is now playing at iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android apps Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review where you like to listen.  Please rate and review... it's the best way to support this podcast!  www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV 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. Some quotes from the interview: Discipline is connected to inspiration Protecting forward momentum energizes the next thing The legs of your forward momentum are upon content Some of our discussion trails: Integrating multiple creative and technical sides of oneself. How you can start out in classical voice and end up in bluegrass - loving them both! The value of both nature and nurture, parents and environment, to Mark's journey. Brick walls and turning points The difference between writing songs and writing novels. Mark recites his latest poem ‘Where Did You Go’  Thinking outside the box for the promotional video series to launch his single 'Craziest Thing'. We play a snippet! Mark's experience with a vocal polyp. Guitar strings and microphones... including how he cleans his mics. Mark's future gazing; encouragement for others to move forward, too. About Mark Elliot: To quote Devon O'Day;  As a singer-songwriter, Mark Elliott is a ‘lifer.’ He lives and breathes the poetry of existence. Mark started his singer-songwriter career in Washington, DC. Tom Paxton discovered him and led him to Nashville. He has won songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Award, has written for publishing houses including Bluewater Music, Maypop Music group, and Sony Music/ATV, and has had his songs cut by indie and major-label artists. Billboard Magazine called Mark’s Neal McCoy hit, Every Man for Himself, “a song with rare lyrical and musical edge and the best cut on the album.” Other publications have praised his work including Martin Guitar Company’s Sounding Board Magazine, UK’s Maverick Magazine and Music Row Magazine which said Mark was "Almost too good”.     He tours live with his band, Runaway Home, and has a new solo EP due out summer 2020, with the first single called "Craziest Thing". Mark writes books, blogs, and essays. Kirkus Reviews said of Mark’s first full-length book, The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy, “Cheerful, more thoughtful than most reminiscences, and quite enjoyable.” Mark is a regular contributor to Songbones Magazine.  Find Mark's blog at www.imacre8tivesoul.com.  Find Mark’s music and books at  www.markelliottcreative.com  Find him on Instagram: @imacre8tivesoul
May 26, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today's topic is causes of vocal problems. Listen to this podcast episode to discover surprising things that affect your voice, and some workarounds for each of them. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review at www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV . REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED! If you’d like help with a frustrating vocal issue, or improving your singing and speaking voice in general, 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: Clothes Shoes Exercise Pain Emotions Hormones Negative Feedback Humidity Congested lymph nodes Spinal condition Missing face & heart Links mentioned in this podcast include: How you lift free weights Anxiety & the vagal-vocal connection The effect of hormones on the voice Singing in the Studio book How to get mucus off vocal cords Focusing communication to one heart Ryan Stewart aka RyRobio
May 19, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com   Today's topic is Rehearsal and Performance vocal modes. Listen to this podcast episode to learn the differences between these two modes, why you need both, and how to make sure you're in the right voice for what you're doing.   This podcast is now playing at  iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android apps. Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review at www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV . REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!   If you’d like help with rehearsing and performing at the top of your game, 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: Definitions of rehearsal and performance voice Getting them counter-productive mixed up How and when to rehearse your performance mode Demonstrations of the differences for singing voice Demonstrations of the differences for speaking voice
April 14, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today I interview Jodi Krangle… professional voice actor, podcaster, singer This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android apps. Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review at www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV  . REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED! Jodi Krangle's story: She has been a voice actor since 2007 with clients from major global brands in a multitude of industries. But on her road uniquely traveled she has done everything from selling computers before computers were cool, diving into the internet and internet marketing very early on, becoming a singer/songwriter/performing/recording artist, developing an award-winning songwriter resource website called 'The Muse's Muse', and now has her own fascinating podcast called 'Audio Branding'.  QUESTIONS I ASKED HER: Did you set out to become a renaissance woman?   Let's get right into the power of sound. You've really been researching and talking to thought leaders about this on your podcast. Take us into some of the ways sound vibrations work. Some of our listeners may be interested in music therapy occupations. What have you learned about the power of sound for health, pain relief and healing? Give us some examples of the power of sound to influence behavior, Why do you say it's the 'hidden gem of marketing'? Take us into the world of voiceover. What do you like about it? What have been some challenges? What would you say to someone wanting to look into that career? As we speak, the world has changed. Are you seeing vocal career opportunities change in the age of COVID-19?  Besides a voice actor, you are also an accomplished singer and it looks like you've been working on your artistic definition! OK what is the Filk scene?  What do you do when your internet is down? How important do you feel it is for career vocalists to have a community around them? JODI'S LINKS: Check out her Voice Over website at www.voiceoversandvocals.com BONUS: Get this for yourself: The Audio Branding Worksheet (and sign-up for Jodi's newsletter) is at www.voiceoversandvocals.com/resources/ Listen to Jodi's Audio Branding Podcast website at www.audiobrandingpodcast.com.  JUDY'S LINKS: If you want the best vocal training for stage and studio, schedule a lesson. Whether you're a singer or speaker, I can help you towards your goals of sound quality, performance impact and vocal health.  Remember... please leave a review at www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV
March 24, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today's topic is about the global pandemic of COVID-19. Listen to this podcast episode for strategies to successfully live through this crisis, and actually use it to be better in all ways when it ends. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Android apps Subscribe and don't miss an episode. Please leave a review at www.RateThisPodcast.com/ATV  (I REALLY NEED MORE REVIEWS - thank you!!) 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.  Subjects covered in this episode include: COVID-19 facts... Why this is such a serious global crisis Stay Alive Create & Train Be Useful Links mentioned in this podcast include: Poem by Laura Jenkins How the Novel Coronavirus and the Flu are alike and different The lack of enough protective equipment for health care workers How to get your voice back from illness Patreon BuyMeACoffee Mortgage lenders pausing payments for 12 months Things we can do for our communities Some good places to donate to Online Vocal Lesson pros and cons
February 29, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. Today's topic covers different aspects important to singing a lyric-intensive song well. Listen to this podcast episode for tips about choosing tempos, keys and articulation for best singing and songwriting, especially when it comes to songs with lots of lyrics. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with finding your best tempo, key, lyrics 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: Choosing Tempo  Choosing Keys Singing and Songwriting Choices for Articulation Factors Links mentioned in this podcast include: beats per minute (definition of bpm in music) 'Another Hundred People' video with Liz Callaway
February 20, 2020
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! This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Spotify, Stitcher, much more. Subscribe and don't miss an episode. NEED YOUR HELP: To support this free vocal training, please go to www.RateThisPodcast.com/atv and leave your review! Thank you!!! 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.
January 11, 2020
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please ... REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED! Go to RateThisPodcast.com/ATV , choose your favorite podcast app and leave your review. THANK YOU! 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
December 4, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
November 26, 2019
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! This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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' *********************************
November 18, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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!
September 14, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes, Google Play,  TuneIn Radio . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW where you like to listen! Reviews are the best way you can support this podcast! 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
August 6, 2019
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). This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, . 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, 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
June 12, 2019
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.  This podcast is now playing at iTunes, Google Play,  TuneIn Radio. 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’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
April 30, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review where you like to listen! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED! 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!
April 23, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
March 30, 2019
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! This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
February 20, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, . 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 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 @MarkThress and website. Links mentioned in this podcast include: A video of one of our vocal lesson exchanges. (Watch us teach each other!) 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. Ways cross training can benefit both contemporary and classical voice. 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.
February 5, 2019
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.   This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
January 22, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
January 6, 2019
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
November 16, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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'
October 31, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
September 18, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’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
August 19, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with extending your vocal range, 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: 3 different definitions of vocal range. Questions to determine your vocal range. How to train for more vocal range How to determine how much range you need. Links mentioned in this podcast include: what to do for better high notes what not to do for better high notes TA and CT muscle groups Mat Kearney Joni Mitchell Phillip Bailey Andrea Bocelli Sara Bareilles Aretha Franklin
August 2, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, . 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, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. Subjects covered in this episode include: When an artist is ready for a good manager and booking agent. How to understand why you need to be making enough money to make it win-win. Why you educate yourself to get to that point. How to protect yourself from bitterness and self-pity which stops your progress. The strategy of re-thinking and using labels as joint ventures. The singles game. Building your own buzz. How to create fan engagement on social media (great tactics) Why you shouldn't spend a ton of money on Billboard radio station promotion. Spotify, soundcloud How to earn people's attention Rick's book and courses Links mentioned in this podcast include: www.RickBarker.com
July 25, 2018
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 Play, TuneIn 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, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. Subjects covered in this episode include: Rick's work as former manager of Taylor Swift and promoter, consultant for Big Machine Records. Artist development includes communication skills. The importance of vocal health and vocal training for successful careers. The mindshift necessary to go from hobbyist to serious artist. Rick's strategy of interaction for music business success... how musicians, songwriters, vocalists, social media masters can engage and help each other. The mistake of not registering your music. There is now $1.6 billion of unclaimed music royalties. Steps to take for studying and developing multiple streams of monetary transactions. Smart places to prioritize and invest your money in your career. The importance of processing mechanical and sync licenses. What major labels are looking for, what they are good and bad at doing. 360 deals. How money flows to artists and labels. How to create a win-win. TV talent shows and specific strategic steps you can take to make them work for you. The importance of songwriting to artist development  We discussed pop artist icon Mat Kearney and new country artist Preston James The wisdom of patience and not rushing the artistic formation process. Links mentioned in this podcast include: www.RickBarker.com Rick's podcast Newspaper article on Scott Borchetta and MTM Records
July 11, 2018
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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with vocal issues, limitations or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. vocal range limitations vocal strain weak voice numb performance laryngitis voice cracks vocal control pitch inaccuracy style issues the need for vocal warmups mysterious vocal issues Links mentioned in this podcast include: Vocal Strain High Notes Low Notes Middle Voice Numb Performance More Feeling in Singing Laryngitis Pitch practice
June 4, 2018
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.  This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with singing with more feeling 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: Assess the level of your emotinal authenticity 13 strategies for singing with more feeling Other side effects from singing with feeling (all good!) How to get more help Links mentioned in this podcast include: numb, lifeless, flat, thin sound Happy I Can't Make You Love Me songs written about dogs 6 disc vocal training package
May 29, 2018
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. 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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with vocal exercises including warmups and cool downs, 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 how long to warmup... If you've not been singing for a few days and performance is upcoming If you've been singing full voice almost every day If you've had swollen vocal cords from laryngitis or misuse If you are on a break between sets on your gig or vocal recording sessions If you aren't performing soon, or are between shows or tours Links mentioned in this podcast include: Laryngitis What to eat before you sing Power, Path and Performance Singing In The Studio
May 19, 2018
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.  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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, . 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 help to you sing your own songs, 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: His early start in Bakersfield, California, working with Ferlin Husky, signing as artist with Capital Records at 14 years old, writing his own material.  How he experienced working on TV with a well-rounded 'out of the box' band and learning to love more than one style of music. Marrying Sharon, the love of his life, at 18 years old. They have been together ever since (she was right there on the couch as we talked) How he wrote some of his iconic songs such as Ally Oop. It reached #1 on the charts 58 years ago, and is still played today. Dallas wrote it at the cotton gin where he was working at the time. Making the move with Ferlin to Nashville, and his incredible hit-writing success there.  Dallas's battle with alcoholism. His journey into Christian ministry, his battle with perfectionism and how he found new balance, wisdom and joy. Now writing again, better than ever, he and I discuss writing for the market as opposed to the heart, and the balance needed there. We finished with Dallas offering some very important insight from his life for those who want to become successful songwriters. My deepest gratitude to Ginny, and to Dallas for his friendship and support, as well as this interview for us all! Dallas Frazier bio highlights: Hit song credits include: Elvira, Ally Oop, There Goes My Everything, If My Heart Had Windows, All I Have To Offer You Is Me, Beneath Still Waters, Will You Visit Me On Sundays, Fourteen Carat Mind, What's Your Mama's Name, Mohair Sam, The Son of Hickory Hollow's Tramp and tons more. His songs topped country chart as well as landed in the pop charts, he also had some R&B success with songs such as 'Big Mable Murphy' cut by Diana Ross as well as Brook Benton.  In 1994 Keith Richards and George Jones did a duet on Dallas' song 'Say It's Not You'.  'There Goes My Everything' won CMA's 'Song of the Year' in 1966. 'Elvira' won BMI 'Country Song of the Year' in 1966. Artists who cut Dallas Frazier 'tribute albums' (all songs written by Dallas) include George Jones and Connie Smith. Dallas was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976 Country Music Hall Of Fame honored Dallas by featuring him in their 'Poets & Prophets Salute'. There is a documentary being produced by Brian Oxley, projected to be finished by summer of 2018.
May 7, 2018
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. 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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with vocal health, 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: Real stories ....Tall Recording Artist, Modest Female Singer, Cool and Shy Teenagers, Vocally Strained Elderly Singer, Victims of Abuse What happens to the body and voice with meek posture How to get yourself out of the slump Situations where meek posture works Bottom line thoughts Links mentioned in this podcast include: Dowager's Hump Adolescent male voice The Diaphragm Scoliosis Kyphosis Sling Blade
March 19, 2018
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. 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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like help with vocal health, or any other vocal matter, signup for newsletter and 5 bonus pages of vocal health tips. For heathier vocal technique, take Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. Subjects covered in this episode include: Signs of mucus-laden vocal cords Tips to thin out mucous Natural remedies including lymph drainage massage Links mentioned in this podcast include: Heather Wibbles lymphatic drainage massage De-gunking strategies for voices with allergies
March 13, 2018
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com. 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. This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . 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’d like a 5 page report with vital tips for vocal health, sign up at www.judyrodman.com. If you'd like to train with my method, consider my vocal lessons and  packaged vocal training courses. Links mentioned in this podcast include: Mayo Clinic Intubation 24 Italian Art Songs Power, Path & Performance vocal training method
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