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Judy Rodman

 
Interview With Gena Thurston – PT For Voice
January 16th, 2023

  Gena joined me from ‘the room where it happens’ Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else Prefer video? Watch on YouTube Other than an anesthesiologist wielding an endotracheal tube, I’ve never let anyone touch my throat, inside OR out, until I met my guest today. Listen in to my interview with vocal tension’s worst foe: physical therapist Gena Thurston!  Things we talked about Why a vocalist might want to work with a physical therapist How Gena developed her unique, multifaceted approach to treating patients How it was to work... Continue Reading

January 16th, 2023
12 Vocal Resolutions To Rock the New Year -Updated
January 6th, 2023

NOTE: The audio player should appear below, if not, please click on the title of this post and go online to hear.  Available also on iTunes , Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Android apps   Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else WHEW, We made it to 2023! I hereby challenge you to make this the best year ever for your voice! Here are some ideas to help you begin this January with intention and openness for opportunities to come for you and the people you can touch. I know a lot of folks are down on the idea of resolutions, saying they don’t... Continue Reading

January 6th, 2023
A Great Vocal Exercise For Smoothing Vocal Glitches
December 6th, 2022

  Today’s post is a VIDEO vocal exercise demonstration! Yes, it’s on my podcast as well, but I thought you might like to watch this one if you can. Quite often I find it’s the weird vocal exercise that works the best. My colleague vocal coach Mark Thress shared this scale with me (thank you, Mark!) and I ‘morphed it’ beyond recognition into this vocal glitch fix. This is the exercise I talked about in my previous post ‘How I Lost My Voice (So You Don’t Have To)’ I promised I’d demonstrate it and I finally got around to it.  Just be careful…... Continue Reading

December 6th, 2022
Barbara Kite Interview – Acting Technique for Voices
November 21st, 2022

  Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else Prefer video? Watch on Youtube. This episode begins with my guest Barbara Kite taking me through a quick centering exercise (you can join us). Then this veteran acting coach generously shares some trade secrets from the world of acting that can help speakers, singers and even songwriters. It’s a fascinating subject I’ve long been interested in, and I think you’ll gain some insight that will help you in your next performance. About Barbara Kite: Barbara is a New York-trained actress and has... Continue Reading

November 21st, 2022
Mat Kearney Interview – Making Pop Music Matter
October 18th, 2022

This chat with Mat was pure joy! Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else or watch video version on YouTube My guest today wasn’t a musician or songwriter in high school – he was a soccer player ! But in mid-college, he experienced a major paradigm shift in his life, stopped some pretty hard partying and started playing… guitar. Unable to play cover songs well, he began to write his own. That was 1.6 million albums sold and 2.5 billion streams ago. Woah…How did that happen? Listen up as I chat with the one and only Mat Kearney! Things... Continue Reading

October 18th, 2022
Raising and lowering the Larynx – should you? UPDATED 2022
September 19th, 2022

Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else How high or low should your larynx be when you sing? This question is steeped in controversy and misunderstanding. However, it’s also vitally important. Get it too wrong and you’ll have some big vocal problems. The controversy Voice teachers don’t always agree on what’s best. If I understand it correctly (and please note I am not an expert in this kind of training), the Speech Level Singing (or SLS) method of Seth Riggs teaches that you should always have your larynx at the same level... Continue Reading

September 19th, 2022
Douglas Smith Interview: Voltage Brothers to Mercy Club, Working Night Shift
September 15th, 2022

  Doug Smith traded the limelight to be a flashlight in dark places. Listen in to this beautiful story… Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify …  or anywhere else Things we talked about: How we know each other from MTM Records His teenage beginnings as member of the R&B band ‘the Voltage Brothers’ Lessons learned from opening for Earth Wind and Fire and other experiences How Doug (aka ‘Truth’) and Paul Scott (aka ‘Pjaye’)began focusing on record production and songwriting Working at the top of the ladder with artists... Continue Reading

September 15th, 2022
An Artist’s Job – by Salem Jones
August 22nd, 2022

NOTE: The audio player should appear below, if not, please click on the title of this post and go online to hear.  Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify …  or anywhere else Salem Jones is one of the best female rock singers and songwriters on the planet. She is also my friend, and a few weeks ago she posted some really deep food for thought on her patreon page. I found it so relevant and relevant for the times right now that I asked her to share it for All Things Vocal, and I’m grateful she said yes. Listen to her voice it on the podcast, or read it below. ****************************** Guest... Continue Reading

August 22nd, 2022
Chat with Roger Ryan – Storied Producer of Music for the Soul
August 17th, 2022

            Roger Ryan’s incredible career stories light up the room – and they’re true!! NOTE: The audio player should appear below, if not, please click on the title of this post and go online to hear.  Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify …  or anywhere else Roger Ryan is an 8 time Grammy, Dove nominated, and Juno Award-winning producer with a ton of top-tier experience. His work as singer, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer and director has spanned a wide range of genres. Directing multiple choirs and small groups, his talents... Continue Reading

August 17th, 2022
Costly Speaking Voice Mistakes
August 1st, 2022

  Watch the video This lesson is also available as audio on All Things Vocal podcast.  Listen & subscribe on iTunes … on Spotify …  or anywhere else This blogpost contains one of the video lessons from my online video vocal training course ‘Speaking Voice Technique’. Watch it and you may identify some important changes you should make in the way you talk. Why change? Speaking with great vocal technique can make all the difference in the sound and health of your voice, and in the responses you get to what you say. Speaking without good technique can cost you…... Continue Reading

August 1st, 2022