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

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 'Why Singing Without Your Instrument Feels So Weird'. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to help singers who normally sing while playing to sing well without their instrument.

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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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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

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