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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.

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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. 
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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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If you’d like more information on developing, increasing and protecting your vocal health, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Find the author of this episode, Jackie Warner, and her wellness services at Thrive Health and Wellness Clinic, Nolensville, Tennessee.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Stress and its impact on the body
  • Balancing two parts of the autonomic nervous system: The sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (the brakes).
  • Stress response signals, adrenaline rush
  • What happens when stress becomes distress
  • Symptoms of adrenal overdrive or depletion
  • Jackie's 4 steps to reset your stress response to heal anxiety

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Very special thanks to our expert Jackie Warner for writing the article that I (Judy) am narrating for this episode. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner in family practice and functional medicine. Combining her diagnosis and treatment-based experience in hospital care with a functional medicine approach to identifying and eliminating the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction is Jackie’s passion, and her Thrive Health & Wellness Clinic, located in Nolensville, Tennessee, is its expression.

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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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Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Ways to stimulate your vagas nerve
  • How this far-reaching nerve rules the autonomic nervous system
  • How relaxed (non-threatened) versus fight-or-flight (fear) signals affect the voice
  • Where the vagas nerve physically touches that impacts the voice.

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Many thanks to Leah Grams Johnson for researching, writing and narrating this Part 1. 
Leah is a singer-songwriter hailing from the coast of Northern California. Her unique take on Country and Contemporary Folk music has resonated with fans of all musical backgrounds nationwide. She is also an accomplished horsewoman and loves to do yoga!

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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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If you’d like more information to powering and protecting your singing and speaking voice, check out Power, Path & Performance vocal training at www.judyrodman.com

You can find Terry S. Smith for help and to donate to his highly recommended nonprofit at www.coachinglifematters.com

Points covered in this interview include:

  • Terry’s background - his dysfunctional childhood and adolescence, his deep questioning, and his spiritual quest for truth.
  • How he used singing to find joy, to connect to his inner being, to create brain endorphins, and to question what is real.
  • The power of gratitude.
  • What Terry experienced in vocal lessons.
  • Terry’s training in listening helps people learn to listen to their own voice and questions.
  • Three core beliefs that determine our actions: security & survival, protection & esteem (love), power & control.
  • How finding true voices can help successful entertainers can avoid feeling fake.
  • Terry’s core method of life coaching is mapping people’s stories. His coaching initiates the healing power of understanding your own story.
  • The parts education, process, discipline and decision plays in healing and finding the true self and voice.
  • How we act from the 12 year old inside who was wounded. How children are the best recorders and worst interpreters.
  • 95% of people’s behavior can come from believing the lie that they are not worthy of love.
  • God as compost maker
  • Be careful what you’re looking for (you’ll find it). Look for truth with an open mind. Look in your history for those who validated and affirmed you.
  • How authenticity can power songs and speeches.
  • A conversation between Peter and Jesus.
  • The power of living out of knowing you are loved.
  • The impact of enlightened voices on others.

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Today is the second part of my 2 part series... career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit songListen 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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If you’d like more information to protect your singing and speaking voice, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Nourish your body like your voice is attached
  • Workout like a pre-game athlete
  • Avoid voice saboteurs
  • Rehearse with and use in-ear monitors
  • Stay in touch with your vocal coach
  • Be prepared for the emotional ride
  • Know what to do about laryngitis

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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!

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 more information to protect your singing and speaking voice, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Control your breath for vocal health
  • Sing like it's the first time to activate fresh fire even when you're weary
  • Limit and control your speaking voice
  • Rest wisely
  • Increase and monitor your hydration

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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 videos, do multitrack recording, mix and master for concerts and live events.

When Fela's not creating content for her company she’s on international road tours… currently working as mixing-front-of-house engineer for 5-time Grammy award winning jazz artist Christian McBride, and does some shows with 5-time Grammy award nominee Ottmar Liebert. 

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To be vocally prepared for your best stage performances, train with Judy in lessons or courses. To do your best studio vocals ever... check out 'Singing In The Studio', the ulimate training for getting magic in your studio vocal performance. 

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Taking a career placement test to uncover your best fit in the arts.
  • Why singers and engineers do well to understand each other's issues.
  • Specialties for sound engineer jobs such as front-of-house and monitor engineers.
  • Mistakes Fela has seen performers make, and how to can avoid them.
  • Practicing with in-ear monitors to get used to the sound.
  • Current technology in wireless mics and the trust factor
  • Fela's favorite microphones... shootouts... buying your own.
  • Caution with digital editing; the importance of being prepared before the vocal session.
  • Working with Christian McBride on the road.
  • Paying dues and establishing reputation.
  • The dangers of reverb in wedge monitors.
  • What speakers can do to help audio engineers capture their voices best.
  • Tips for singers who want to learn audio engineering.

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