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Today's topic: Why Your Voice is Trashed. Listen to this podcast episode to learn 10 things to stop doing in order to stop tiring, trashing and possibly damaging your voice!

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Subjects covered in this episode include these 10 things not to do:

  • Sing on Laryngitis
  • Pay no attention to the weather
  • Drink dehydrating caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
  • Scream
  • Sing songs that are too high for you
  • Push more breath for vocal power
  • Offer your voice no support
  • Perform with bad posture
  • Talk wrong
  • Neglect your vocal warmup before performance

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

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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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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.

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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

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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!

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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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Today's topic is the middle voice, and problems that can make these so-called easy notes sound and feel bad. Listen to this podcast episode to learn from vocal coach Judy Rodman about 4 specific middle voice issues, what you can do to fix them:

1. Breath issues 

2. Facial language issues

3. Vocal register mix issues

4. Vocal cord issues

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High note saboteurs are sneaky and potentially dangerous. They can not only prevent you from reaching the notes accurately, they can strain and potentially damage your voice. Listen to this podcast episode for solutions to my top 10 causes of high note fail (plus 1 bonus saboteur).


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I have a great resource for extending your high note singing ability... it's Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available in vocal lessons and on CD courses.
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