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Today's topic is DissonanceListen 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

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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 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.

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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 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

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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, 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.

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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, 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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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. 
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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.

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

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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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