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

Today I interview Mark Thress… classical singer and teacher, voice science researcher, entrepreneur and colleague. He and I have been trading vocal lessons for about a year. Listen to this episode to hear us share our explorations and findings concerning the similarities and differences in contemporary and classical singing and teaching, as well as how cross-training can help both.

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Find Mark Thress and his services at his Facebook page, Instagram @MarkThress and website.

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • How we met and our intention behind trading lessons.
  • Similarities and differences between the genres of classical and contemporary singing.
  • How all art is about effectively and authentically communicating a message to the one heart.
  • Subtle technical differences in formal and contemporary genres in performance focus, creating volume, using self-compression, facial expressions, vowel lengths, vibrato, the need for mic technique or to fill the hall acoustically, conveying emotion without pushing.
  • How “less is more” in contemporary music, while continuity in sound is important in classical music.
  • Ways cross training can benefit both contemporary and classical voice.
  • Issues students typically have when trying to cross these genres and perform them authentically.
  • Using tools such as a trampoline or bosu ball to loosen the body and increase access to breath and tone, as well as a coffee straw or balloon for warming up.
  • How 'pulling' helps both contemporary and classical singing.
  • How both coaches have improved each other's voices.
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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.

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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 5 Differences between Classical and Contemporary Voice. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to authentically transition from classical to contemporary (everything but classical) singing.

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If you’d like help making vocal style transitions, 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:

  • Low end
  • Vibrato
  • Holding notes
  • Vowels
  • Diction

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Today's topic is one of the most important genre definers ...the shape and length of the vowels. Formal and popular genres require different choices to sound authentic. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to articulate vowels for contemporary commercial (CCM) or popular music genres.

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If you’d like help with articulating vowels, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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