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

Today's topic Sara Bareilles. Listen to this podcast episode for lessons to learn from her voice.

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help with learning any of these vocal techniques, 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:

  • 1. Well-developed head voice can be belt voice's (upper chest voice's) best friend.

    2. Middle voice can be more interesting when varied and multi-colored.

    3. Don't be afraid to play with vibrato and straight tone.

    4. If you write with piano, let your fingers and your voice collaborate.

    5. Watch where you place a piano mic stand.

    6. If you have a great feel for rhythm, carefully consider scat singing in your performance.

    7. Watch your pitch when out of your most usual position.

    8. It's ok to write the whole song yourself.

    9. It's ok to have a name people have to spell check and hear pronounced correctly.

    10. Everything you've ever done informs the music you make.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

  • Sara Bareilles 

          http://www.sarabmusic.com/main/

  • Love Song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi7Yh16dA0w&list=PLs2VDJTtCn3rEmYeaKvL3xMeG62gzp1zO

    Gravity
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXhAMtbaec&list=PLs2VDJTtCn3rEmYeaKvL3xMeG62gzp1zO&index=3

    Brave
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

    Many the Miles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwg1TpxkSnA

    Many the Miles (live)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kc0cYWfmUE

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

Today's topicis 7 Songwriter Round Mistakes. Listen to this podcastepisode to learn what not to do for successful songwriter round performances, plus bonus mistake #8 !

Subscribe to thispodcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave areview there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help raising the mastery level of your live performances, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.


Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Talking too much

  • Mumbling lyrics
  • Wrong volume
  • Failing to connect
  • Not being gracious
  • Singing too long
  • Singing wrong songs
  • Not telling them who you are

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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

Todays topic is "should singers lift weights?". Listen to this podcast episode to understand how to lift weights in ways that won't hurt your voice.

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too. Thanks! 

If you're interested in healthy voice, subscribe at www.JudyRodman.com for a free PDF of vocal health tips.  For healthiest vocal technique, try Power, Path and Performance training in vocal lessons and CD course. 

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

Today's topic is: Why you shouldn't sing from your diaphragm. Listen to this podcast episode to discover why this mistaken concept is wrong and dangerous for the voice, and where you should power your voice from instead.

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help with powering your voice in a healthy, effective way, 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:

  • Where the diaphragm is located and what it is connected to in the body
  • What happens when you try to 'sing from the diaphragm', and how it can hurt your voice
  • What to do instead to power your voice in a healthy way that unlocks vocal improvement and impact

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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

Today's topicis Conquering Adolescent Male Vocal Strain. Listen to this podcastepisode for tips to successfully sing through the teenage male voice change.

Subscribe to thispodcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave areview there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like helpwith vocal strain or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

 Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Changing songs and keys
  • Powering your voice for best control
  • Keeping Articulation clear to loosen tight throat
  • Watching your speaking voice technique
  • Singing through the voice change
  • When you need help
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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topicis Singing Scared. Listen to this podcastepisode to understand why guarding the voice can actually cause vocal problems to get worse, and what to do instead.

Subscribe to thispodcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave areview there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like helpwith vocal strain, vocal performance anxiety or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.


Subjects covered in this episodeinclude:

  • Diagnosing trigger events for scared singing
  • How hormones activate the vocally counterproductive fight or flight response
  • How this response causes loss of vocal ability
  • The crisis of vocal confidence that follows
  • Two keys for turning vocal fear into fearlessness
  • Case studies
  • Power, Path and Performance vocal training and how it can help

Linksmentioned in this podcast include:

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

Today's topic is a study of the voice of Chris Stapleton. Listen to this podcast episode to discover lessons singers can learn from this iconicly successful voice.

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help with your voice, 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

  1. Maintaining flexibly tall posture 
  2. Lightening middle voice mix for rich, strain-free sound
  3. Pulling instead of pushing for power
  4. Drop technique for effect
  5. Find a great background singer
  6. Give the voice access to movement
  7. Support the ends of lines
  8. The importance of active facial language
  9. For increased power, back off pressure, add passion
  10. Avoiding vocal health perils of the road
  11. Don't be afraid to do it your way
  12. Make music that makes the world a better place.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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

Today's topic is 30 studio saboteurs. Listen to this podcast episode to learn what to avoid if you want to perform and capture best vocals in the studio. 

The discussion lists 5 saboteurs to avoid in each of the following categories: Producer, Vocal Producer, Audio Engineer, Background singer, Lead Singer and Anybody Else who comes into the studio.

For much more help getting great studio vocals, here are links to the two courses mentioned in this podcast:

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

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

Today's topicis chiropractic, wellness and the voice; my interview with Dr. Dwaine Allison. Listen to this podcastepisode for insight, stretching exercises and practical tips to support and free your voice, from an expert resource - a doctor who sings!

Subscribe to thispodcast at iTunes , Android apps or Google Play and don't miss an episode... and please leave areview there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!

If you’d like helpwith vocal strain tension, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses. Chiropractic, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique practitioners can also provide valuable help.


Subjects covered in this episodeinclude:

  • Dr. Allison's beginning in music before becoming chiropractor
  • How chiropractor and vocal coach got together.
  • How Dr. Allison's chiropractic and wellness work helps the voice. He assesses, recommends changes and improves the general health of the body which houses the voice.
  • The 7 pillars of wellness he addresses: Exercise, Posture, Nutrition, Hydration, Rest and relaxation, Mental state, Neurological condition.
  • Assessment of the patient to determine strategy of improvement. 
  • Getting rid of bad habits, unloading baggage, taking your foot of the brake so you can go forward. Checking posture, and how both chiro and vocal coach do this.
  • Windows to your health that Dr. Allison checks, including the vital state of your posture. What forward leaning posture does to sabotage health, just as it sabotages the voice by interfering with open throat and breath control.
  • How Dr. Allison works to change aligment. Strategies in addition to chiropractic that he uses including frequency therapies and chi gong.
  • We discussed the diagphragm and the lungs, also the torso, pelvic, cervical and thoracic vertebrae. 
  • We got into the trigeminal nerve, the jaw including tension in the platysma and how to release it.
  • He takes us through a few wonderful, very effective stretches to counteract  specific areas of tension. You'll find yourself moving with the discussion!
  • How awareness helps change things.
  • Feldenkrais and Alexander technique and how they can increase muscular efficiency.

About Dr. Allison:

Dr. Dwaine Allison, has been in private practice since graduating from Texas Chiropractic College in 1985. He has given some three quarters of a million individual treatments. His first in Tyler and Ft. Worth, Texas, and now in Franklin Tennessee, where I am among his devoted patients. Born legally blind, he has overcome huge hurdles in his life to become a well-respected Chiropractor, public speaker, and singer/songwriter/performer.


His care is effective for those who have chronic pain and all kinds of disabilities and other issues; He also delivers high performance care to musicians, runners, martial artists and other athletes.  The multiple protocols in which he is certified in include:

  • Acupuncture (both with and without needles)
  • Treating "The Injured Musician" 
  • Medical Qi Gong
  • "Athletes In Industry",
  • Corporate Wellness & Accident Prevention
  • ... And so much more

Dr. Allison is a true community leader. Check out his website to see the organizations who have him on their Boards, the positions he has held including district president for the Texas and Tennessee Chiropractic associations, his appearances on TV and radio, and the incredible volunteer and educational work he has done. Some of his ‘other’ interests include marathon running, guitar, songwriting, hiking, chess, table tennis, travel, foreign language and culture, human development and empowerment, public speaking, writing, unicycling, and martial arts!


He and his equally amazing wife Rita have 6 children, some of whom have studied voice with me. I had the pleasure of producing an album of his original music. He is a truly gifted and insightful healer and the things I've learned from him over the years have helped make me a better and more effective vocal coach for you! 


Dr. Allison's office is in Franklin, Tn. Learn more and contact him at his website http://www.franklinchiropractic.net. 

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com, written by vocal coach Judy Rodman.

Today's topic is Ear to Larynx... What the voice learns from listening skills. Listen to this podcast episode to find out how your ears, brain and voice can work together for quicker results in gaining vocal ability.

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help with listening skills 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 to listen more actively - pointing the ear to 

    articulation, tone, volume, pitch, phrasing and rhythm

  • How the ear directs the voice
  • Practical advice for the listening voice

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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