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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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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 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

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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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

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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Today's topic is Boogie Boarding and Music Careers. Listen to this podcast episode to find out how good boogie boarding is like riding the waves of a good music career.

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If you’d like help getting your voice ready for studio or stage, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and in courses, including the professional pre-production course Singing In The Studio.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Areas

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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:

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Today's topic is the Power of Getting To The Point. Listen to this podcast episode to learn to focus in on your messages, and make your central point clear for strongest songs, scripts, and vocal performances. You'll learn several exercises, featuring the 5 question focusing strategy asking... What? Who? Why? Where? and How?. 

Also covered is the subject of word count... how many words or lyrics are enough? How can you concisely write wordy songs?

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If you’d like help with singing or speaking performance focus and impact, my vocal training method has a whole third cornerstone devoted to that very area. Check out 'Power, Path and Performance' training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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Today's topic is the importance of artist development, and contains my interview with an expert in the field: PCG Nashville’s Bernard Porter. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to greatly increase your chances of success in the music business, and become a well-rounded, happier human being in the process. Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Areas typically missing in ‘artist development’ that can sabotage the successful breaking of new artists
  • Traits in a singer that turn Bernard off; signalling that singer may not ever succeed in the music industry.
  • Whether it is important for a singer to be a songwriter. 
  • The vital importance of an artist to be able to 'own' the stage with presence and performance skills.
  • The difference vocal training can make to a recording and performing artist.
  • The impact of persistence, dedication and even sacrifice required for the potential for the artist to succeed.
  • Ways even those without a lot of financial means can still find the money, heart, and effort to invest in training and preparing for a music career.
  • How PCG Artist Development works uniquely to grow artists in different dimensions, and what the byline of the company 'the science of artist development' means.
  • The brand new arm of the company that is offering training to everyone, even those who can't afford to enroll in the primary PCG program. (A little disclaimer… I am proud to be the author of PCG Online's vocal coaching courses, in the company of other instructors I highly respect authoring courses which include songwriting, auditioning, music theory, live performance. )

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

More on Bernard Porter and PCG:

PCG Nashville is recognized as America’s leading career/artist development organizations, working with established and new emerging artists. A successful business entrepreneur, Porter has spent his career developing and securing high profile joint ventures within both corporate and private sectors, guiding them in all phases of creative media, production, marketing and national product launches. In addition, he has served as an entertainment consultant to many record labels, broadband networks, major artists, large corporations, state tourism boards as well as to specialty venues, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Simon Mall properties, Dave & Busters and Marriott Hotels. Porter was instrumental in signing Jason Aldean to Broken Bow Records and has a long history of high level achievements. 
Note: I provide vocal coaching services for many PCG clients, and have a video vocal training course published at PCG Online.
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Today's topic is singing studio vocals with live stage magic. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to get the power, passion, authenticity and sheer vocal magic of your live stage performance into the final vocals you have to deliver in the austere environment of the vocal booth.

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If you’d like help with studio vocal performance, here are links to products and services discussed in the podcast:

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