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

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 is 12 Vocal Resolutions for the new year. Listen to this podcast episode to learn 12 commitments you can make to significantly improve your voice next year.

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If you’d like help raising the mastery level of your live performances, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Resolve to assess the state of your voice.
  • Resolve to do something about your weakest vocal area.
  • Resolve to warm up and warm down your voice
  • Resolve to address your speaking voice.
  • Resolve to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Resolve to improve something you already do well.
  • Resolve to study some masters of your genre.
  • Resolve to set goals for your vocal performances.
  • Resolve to have and nourish a small circle of trusted friends.
  • Resolve to take better care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Resolve to sing fearlessly.
  • Resolve to be a better listener.

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Today's topicis Conquering Adolescent Male Vocal Strain. Listen to this podcastepisode for tips to successfully sing through the teenage male voice change.

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If you’d like helpwith vocal strain or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

 Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Changing songs and keys
  • Powering your voice for best control
  • Keeping Articulation clear to loosen tight throat
  • Watching your speaking voice technique
  • Singing through the voice change
  • When you need help
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Today's topicis Singing Scared. Listen to this podcastepisode to understand why guarding the voice can actually cause vocal problems to get worse, and what to do instead.

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If you’d like helpwith vocal strain, vocal performance anxiety or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.


Subjects covered in this episodeinclude:

  • Diagnosing trigger events for scared singing
  • How hormones activate the vocally counterproductive fight or flight response
  • How this response causes loss of vocal ability
  • The crisis of vocal confidence that follows
  • Two keys for turning vocal fear into fearlessness
  • Case studies
  • Power, Path and Performance vocal training and how it can help

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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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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com, written by vocal coach Judy Rodman.

Today's topic is Ear to Larynx... What the voice learns from listening skills. Listen to this podcast episode to find out how your ears, brain and voice can work together for quicker results in gaining vocal ability.

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If you’d like help with listening skills 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:

  • How to listen more actively - pointing the ear to 

    articulation, tone, volume, pitch, phrasing and rhythm

  • How the ear directs the voice
  • Practical advice for the listening voice

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Today's topic is the middle voice, and problems that can make these so-called easy notes sound and feel bad. Listen to this podcast episode to learn from vocal coach Judy Rodman about 4 specific middle voice issues, what you can do to fix them:

1. Breath issues 

2. Facial language issues

3. Vocal register mix issues

4. Vocal cord issues

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If you’d like help with optimizing the sound and health of your middle voice, 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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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. )

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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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