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

Today's topic is Mending Vocal Breaks. Listen to this podcast episode to find out what vocal breaks are caused by and what you can do about the unwanted ones.

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If you’d like help with mending vocal breaks 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:

  • What is a vocal break?
  • What causes vocal breaks?
  • Why do we use dysfunctional vocal technique?
  • Reasons to re-train the voice to mend unwanted breaks
  • Ways to begin changing bad vocal habits
  • My specific approach to mending vocal breaks

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Today's topic is DissonanceListen to this podcast episode to learn how we can turn uncomfortable, unsettling and fearful dissonance into an energy that moves us forward musically, vocally and culturally.

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If you’d like help with resolving vocal issues, 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:

  • A-tonal music
  • Dissonance as a lyric writing tactic
  • Dissonance as a production tactic
  • Dissonance in the music business
  • Dissonance in voice and vocal training
  • Dropped technique
  • Physical dissonance
  • Relational dissonance
  • Cognitive dissonance
  • Historical dissonance
  • How to use dissonance to move forward

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Today's topic is 10 (plus a bonus) vocal issues that a good vocal coach should be able to fix. Listen to this podcast episode to learn what a good vocal coach can do to eliminate vocal problems, unblock limitations, enhance and protect your voice. Learn what kind of results you should expect of a vocal lesson.

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

  • vocal range limitations
  • vocal strain
  • weak voice
  • numb performance
  • laryngitis
  • voice cracks
  • vocal control
  • pitch inaccuracy
  • style issues
  • the need for vocal warmups
  • mysterious vocal issues

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Today's topic is my interview with founder of Coaching Life Matters Dr. Terry S. Smith. We talked about how psychology affects voice...  about how healing the spirit lets you find your unique and authentic voice, as well as a much better life. 

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If you’d like more information to powering and protecting your singing and speaking voice, check out Power, Path & Performance vocal training at www.judyrodman.com

You can find Terry S. Smith for help and to donate to his highly recommended nonprofit at www.coachinglifematters.com

Points covered in this interview include:

  • Terry’s background - his dysfunctional childhood and adolescence, his deep questioning, and his spiritual quest for truth.
  • How he used singing to find joy, to connect to his inner being, to create brain endorphins, and to question what is real.
  • The power of gratitude.
  • What Terry experienced in vocal lessons.
  • Terry’s training in listening helps people learn to listen to their own voice and questions.
  • Three core beliefs that determine our actions: security & survival, protection & esteem (love), power & control.
  • How finding true voices can help successful entertainers can avoid feeling fake.
  • Terry’s core method of life coaching is mapping people’s stories. His coaching initiates the healing power of understanding your own story.
  • The parts education, process, discipline and decision plays in healing and finding the true self and voice.
  • How we act from the 12 year old inside who was wounded. How children are the best recorders and worst interpreters.
  • 95% of people’s behavior can come from believing the lie that they are not worthy of love.
  • God as compost maker
  • Be careful what you’re looking for (you’ll find it). Look for truth with an open mind. Look in your history for those who validated and affirmed you.
  • How authenticity can power songs and speeches.
  • A conversation between Peter and Jesus.
  • The power of living out of knowing you are loved.
  • The impact of enlightened voices on others.

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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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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

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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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If you’d like help with singing with or without an instrument, or any other vocal matter, try the courses or personal lessons PROVEN to WORK on stage and in the studio... available at www.JudyRodman.com.

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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

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Today's topic is online vocal lessons, the pros and cons. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how this kind of training works, and to help you decide whether or not online lessons would be a good option for you.

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If you’d like to schedule an online lesson, fill out the contact info at www.judyrodman.com.

To watch some online vocal lessons in action, go to Judy Rodman's Youtube channel playlist.

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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: 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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If you’d like help with vocal fatigue, health or recovery, 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 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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