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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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If you want the best contemporary 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.

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 adversity and how it can be used to benefit the voice. Listen to this podcast episode to find out why I add humorously negative and seriously hard times to my voice’s gratitude list, and how you can, too.

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If you’d like help with difficult vocal issues 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:

  • My childhood demotion from lead to harmony
  • Mandatory piano lessons
  • Paying dues with vocal abuse
  • Serious illness and vocal damage
  • Multiple career failures

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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 my story of getting my voice back from vocal damage. Listen to this podcast episode to find hope for full recovery from most cases of vocal abuse, strain, and yes, even damage.

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If you’d like a 5 page report with vital tips for vocal health, sign up at www.judyrodman.com.

If you'd like to train with my method, consider my vocal lessons and  packaged vocal training courses.

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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!

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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

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Today's topic is a Halloween theme - 27 ways to murder your voice! Listen to this podcast episode to understand these 27 vocal saboteurs, so you can avoid them.

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If you’d like help to protect your voice from sources and causes of vocal fatigue, irritation, strain and damage, 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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