All Things Vocal Podcast

Professional vocal coach Judy Rodman shares tips and techniques for singing and speaking on stage and in the recording studio. For singers, speakers, vocal coaches and studio producers

Interview with Speaker Michael Arterberry - Got Dirt? Use it!

July 3rd, 2020

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Today I interview Michael Arterberry - motivational speaker, author and youth mentor.

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Michael’s backstory.
  • Michael’s powerful parable of the Donkey in the Hole.
  • We get the why behind Michael’s tagline ‘be encouraged’ and his challenge to ‘shake the dirt’.
  • Michael’s understanding of faith and how it affects his life and work.
  • How Michael works to encourage and empower kids.
  • The importance of changing the systems around dysfunction.
  • The power of reflection to go forward in times of frightening change (like this Covid era).
  • Mentors & teachers that helped Michael; the importance of being one.
  • How side interests & diversity create the well-rounded life.
  • Funny stories, serious success stories
  • The mind/body/voice connection.

About Michael:

Michael is a public speaker, author and mentor with a non-profit devoted to working with youth. Childhood dysfuntion and spinal surgery have only served to inform and shape his life's work... successfully and deeply motivating and encouraging others. As he states in his website, 

As a Motivational Speaker, my life is dedicated to moving people from an uneasy time in their lives to a place of peace. I don’t change their circumstances, but I help change their perspective. - Michael Arterberry 

His many career achievements include:

  • 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community, 
  • 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service,
  • 2016 Educator of the year award from Y-Cop in Mount Vernon, NY. as well as a proclamation from the Mayor, Certificate of Merit from the Board of Legislators, and a Citation from the Mount Vernon City Council.

Find him on the web:

How to Have Unforgettable Songwriter Rounds

June 24th, 2020

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Today's topic is Songwriter Rounds. Listen to this podcast episode for ways to put magic in these special Nashville-origin unplugged shows where songwriters perform their own material 'in the round'.

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If you’d like help with acing your next songwriter round 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:

  • The definition of a songwriter round
  • Goals for this kind of show
  • Hosting tips
  • Performer tips
  • 3 songwriter fails
  • Creating special virtual songwriter rounds

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The Multi-Creative Soul - Interview with Mark Elliott

June 15th, 2020

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Today I interview Mark Elliott… singer, songwriter, performer, musician,  audio engineer, studio producer, novelist, poet, outdoorsman, and airplane pilot. I'm sure there's more:) Listen for inspiration to go forward, from someone who has a big to-do list and knows how to use it!

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If you want the best 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.

Some quotes from the interview:

Discipline is connected to inspiration
Protecting forward momentum energizes the next thing
The legs of your forward momentum are upon content

Some of our discussion trails:

  • Integrating multiple creative and technical sides of oneself.
  • How you can start out in classical voice and end up in bluegrass - loving them both!
  • The value of both nature and nurture, parents and environment, to Mark's journey.
  • Brick walls and turning points
  • The difference between writing songs and writing novels.
  • Mark recites his latest poem ‘Where Did You Go’ 
  • Thinking outside the box for the promotional video series to launch his single 'Craziest Thing'. We play a snippet!
  • Mark's experience with a vocal polyp.
  • Guitar strings and microphones... including how he cleans his mics.
  • Mark's future gazing; encouragement for others to move forward, too.

About Mark Elliot:

To quote Devon O'Day; 

As a singer-songwriter, Mark Elliott is a ‘lifer.’ He lives and breathes the poetry of existence.
Mark started his singer-songwriter career in Washington, DC. Tom Paxton discovered him and led him to Nashville. He has won songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Award, has written for publishing houses including Bluewater Music, Maypop Music group, and Sony Music/ATV, and has had his songs cut by indie and major-label artists. Billboard Magazine called Mark’s Neal McCoy hit, Every Man for Himself, “a song with rare lyrical and musical edge and the best cut on the album.” Other publications have praised his work including Martin Guitar Company’s Sounding Board Magazine, UK’s Maverick Magazine and Music Row Magazine which said Mark was "Almost too good”.  
 

He tours live with his band, Runaway Home, and has a new solo EP due out summer 2020, with the first single called "Craziest Thing". Mark writes books, blogs, and essays. Kirkus Reviews said of Mark’s first full-length book, The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy, “Cheerful, more thoughtful than most reminiscences, and quite enjoyable.” Mark is a regular contributor to Songbones Magazine. 

 

11 Surprising Causes of Vocal Problems

May 26th, 2020

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Today's topic is causes of vocal problems. Listen to this podcast episode to discover surprising things that affect your voice, and some workarounds for each of them.

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If you’d like help with a frustrating vocal issue, or improving your singing and speaking voice in general, 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:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Exercise
  • Pain
  • Emotions
  • Hormones
  • Negative Feedback
  • Humidity
  • Congested lymph nodes
  • Spinal condition
  • Missing face & heart

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Rehearsal VS Performance Voice - Why The Difference Matters

May 18th, 2020

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

 

Today's topic is Rehearsal and Performance vocal modes. Listen to this podcast episode to learn the differences between these two modes, why you need both, and how to make sure you're in the right voice for what you're doing.

 

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If you’d like help with rehearsing and performing at the top of your game, 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:

  • Definitions of rehearsal and performance voice
  • Getting them counter-productive mixed up
  • How and when to rehearse your performance mode
  • Demonstrations of the differences for singing voice
  • Demonstrations of the differences for speaking voice

Audio Branding - Interview With Jodi Krangle

April 13th, 2020

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Today I interview Jodi Krangle… professional voice actor, podcaster, singer

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Jodi Krangle's story: She has been a voice actor since 2007 with clients from major global brands in a multitude of industries. But on her road uniquely traveled she has done everything from selling computers before computers were cool, diving into the internet and internet marketing very early on, becoming a singer/songwriter/performing/recording artist, developing an award-winning songwriter resource website called 'The Muse's Muse', and now has her own fascinating podcast called 'Audio Branding'. 

QUESTIONS I ASKED HER:

  • Did you set out to become a renaissance woman?  
  • Let's get right into the power of sound. You've really been researching and talking to thought leaders about this on your podcast. Take us into some of the ways sound vibrations work.
  • Some of our listeners may be interested in music therapy occupations. What have you learned about the power of sound for health, pain relief and healing?
  • Give us some examples of the power of sound to influence behavior, Why do you say it's the 'hidden gem of marketing'?
  • Take us into the world of voiceover. What do you like about it? What have been some challenges? What would you say to someone wanting to look into that career?
  • As we speak, the world has changed. Are you seeing vocal career opportunities change in the age of COVID-19? 
  • Besides a voice actor, you are also an accomplished singer and it looks like you've been working on your artistic definition! OK what is the Filk scene? 
  • What do you do when your internet is down?
  • How important do you feel it is for career vocalists to have a community around them?

JODI'S LINKS:

JUDY'S LINKS:

If you want the best vocal training for stage and studio, schedule a lesson. Whether you're a singer or speaker, I can help you towards your goals of sound quality, performance impact and vocal health. 

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Thoughts For Voices In COVID-19 Crisis

March 23rd, 2020

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

Today's topic is about the global pandemic of COVID-19. Listen to this podcast episode for strategies to successfully live through this crisis, and actually use it to be better in all ways when it ends.

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • COVID-19 facts... Why this is such a serious global crisis
  • Stay Alive
  • Create & Train
  • Be Useful

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

 

Tempo, Key, Articulation & Why They Matter For Singing a Gazillion Lyrics

February 29th, 2020

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

Today's topic covers different aspects important to singing a lyric-intensive song well. Listen to this podcast episode for tips about choosing tempos, keys and articulation for best singing and songwriting, especially when it comes to songs with lots of lyrics.

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If you’d like help with finding your best tempo, key, lyrics 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:

  • Choosing Tempo 
  • Choosing Keys
  • Singing and Songwriting Choices for Articulation Factors

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Is Your Music Visible? My Chat With Denise Wakeman

February 19th, 2020

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

Today I interview Denise Wakeman… internet marketing strategist, blogging expert and globe traveler. Listen to this episode to hear tips on how to increase your music's fanbase by becoming more visible!

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About Denise:

Denise Wakeman has been working online since 1996. She has become a highly respected expert on blogging, social networking, email and online marketing. She teaches, trains and consults with a holistic approach to building businesses with targeted audiences on the web. 

Denise doesn’t just teach… she’s done it. She has created a powerful, visible presence by using the tools and teaching others to do the same. In the music business, becoming visible means being FINDABLE by those who would love our music. I created the All Things Vocal blog in 2006 with Denise’s training.

For more help with increasing your internet visibility, find Denise at

www.DeniseWakeman.com

Check out her special post on building your internet platform:

www.DeniseWakeman.com/platform

Topics we discussed include:

  • Introduction to Denise
  • Understanding fans as customers
  • The importance of getting found by your audience
  • Taking action to reboot unsuccessful online efforts.
  • The importance of publishing consistent content
  • Creating the know, like & trust factor as music makers
  • Types of content you can create and share on social media
  • Visibility strategy for artists on media shows and large events
  • How to create online relationships with fans
  • Why an artist should create a blog
  • Blogging with multimedia content
  • The importance of creating your own online real estate, capturing emails
  • Traveling tips – the importance of being kind
  • Music experience Denise had in her global travels
  • What is changing for internet marketing
  • The importance of experimenting with online apps
  • Identifying your ideal fans
  • Tips for discerning your music career path
  • Deeply connecting by sharing your story
  • What Denise saw Elton John and Bernie Taupin do 

If you want the best vocal training so you have the best performances to take to market, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

How Imagination Runs Singing & Speaking Voice

January 11th, 2020

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

Today's topic is your imagination and your voice. Listen to this podcast episode to understand how you need to enlist your creative imagination to sing and speak with impactful magic.

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Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Premeditating a conversation
  • Choosing your sound
  • Imagining you're someone else

Links mentioned in this podcast include: