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Posts Tagged With ‘ all things vocal ’

 
JP & Kat-Raio Rende Interview (Part 2): Chipmunks to Charts
November 20th, 2023

  Watch video above  or, Listen to podcast  on iTunes … Spotify … or anywhere else This is Part 2 of my interview with primetime music creators JP and Kathryn Raio-Rende, owners of Earworm Music Company in New York City. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Part 1! LINKS  * Find the Rendes and Earworm Music: https://www.earwormny.com  * Find their Emmy-winning Sesame Street song video: https://youtu.be/derxRN-ZkMI?si=IwjvK8Hn9RnyrZ2u  Things We Discussed in Part 2 I asked JP and Kat how they got the sound of Kat’s vocal for Alvin & the Chipmunks. Practical... Continue Reading

November 20th, 2023
Metamorphosis of Runaway Home – a New Musical
August 23rd, 2023
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Watch Interview on YouTube  or, Listen to podcast  on iTunes … Spotify … or anywhere else On Sept 21 and 22, 2023 a star-studded cast will present (or has already presented) a staged reading of Runaway Home, a musical I co-wrote with Darren J. Butler, to an audience of theater, tv and film professionals and investors who can move it forward to full production. This musical’s journey has been a many-year, multi-workshopped, re-worked odyssy – but it’s finally ready for prime time. In this interview with Darren, we talk about how this musical has metamorphosized... Continue Reading

August 23rd, 2023
Vocal Strain: 18 Causes and Fixes for Your Tired Voice
June 27th, 2023
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  Watch the Youtube Video or… Listen & subscribe to (and rate/review) the podcast on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else Vocal strain, also known as vocal fatigue, is the leading cause of vocal problems, limitations and vocal damage for both singers and speakers. In this post, I’m going to give you the top 18 causes of vocal strain that I see, and tell you how to fix what’s making your voice so tired. I’m also going to share a short vocal lesson I did where vocal fatigue was eliminated within minutes, so be sure and stick around for all... Continue Reading

June 27th, 2023
Singers & Musicians: Get Fit, Not Hurt! (Angela McCuiston Interview)
May 22nd, 2023
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  Watch the Youtube Video or Listen & subscribe to (and rate/review) the podcast on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else Getting physically injured can temporarily stop or permanently end a music career. My guest Angela McCuiston, founder of ‘Music Strong’, has developed a specialty career in fitness training and rehabilitation exercises for music makers of all kinds. Listen to this interview to hear Angela and I discuss some vital fitness strategies that can improve muscle balance, endurance and strength. A musician herself, Angela understands the... Continue Reading

May 22nd, 2023
Successful Music Career Secrets – Vinnie Potestivo Interview
April 13th, 2023
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Watch the Youtube Video Interview or… Listen & subscribe to the podcast on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else For this post, I interviewed Vinnie Potestivo – a man who has guided successful careeer strategies of not just stars of the music universe but also TV shows and major corporations. He himself has won an Emmy. He is extremely generous in sharing advice, behind-the-scenes stories and just general wisdom for creatives who want to grow (and protect) careers.   Video Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction to Vinnie Postivo 04:05 Vinnie takes us into his first... Continue Reading

April 13th, 2023
Choose Your Vocal Genre Strategically! (Vocal Style for Your Goals)
March 27th, 2023
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???Don’t even let me get started on sub- and combined genres!! Listen & subscribe to the podcast on iTunes … on Spotify … or anywhere else Prefer Video? Watch on Youtube: Prefer to read? Here’s the article: Choosing the vocal style you should sing can be difficult if you are a new singer and have no idea what genre you should try. It’s also difficult if you’re a veteran singer who can sing just about any style you want, and are confused about what style is best for you. In this blogpost, I’m going to give you some help to make that choice... Continue Reading

March 27th, 2023
12 Vocal Resolutions To Rock the New Year -Updated
January 6th, 2023
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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
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  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... Continue Reading

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