Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

Training & insights for stage and studio singers, speakers, vocal coaches and producers from professional vocal coach and author of "Power, Path & Performance" vocal training method.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Why No Post? Singing!!

Hey there my dear blog-reading friends,

Just wanted you to know I've had to prioritize my time and just did not have a moment for a blog post the last few days. I just did a songwriter round performance with two amazing vocal athletes
Leslie Ellis and Holland Stroud, and had to show myself respectable:) I am trying to practice what I preach, so let me preach a little:

I rehearsed for about two weeks prior to my gig. I practiced this way:
  1. Vocal exercises... 30 - 45 minutes
  2. Full-voice singing ... one or two hours of singing songs I thought I might do.
  3. Physical exercise... 45 min to 1 hr, making sure to physically work out strenuously  3 or 4 times a week (many thanks to my trainer  Ricky Harris) in order to strengthen my core, which is my center of vocal power. Oh, yeah, and in all honesty, so I look better, too (it's a girl thing... and a media world out there!)
Why the intense effort? Because...
  1. I hadn't sung out publicly in a while, not using the full volume of my voice, so I needed to get my vocal stamina up by literally strengthening muscles of my vocal and breathing apparatus.
  2. I have made a quiet vow to myself that if I sing in public, I will sing as if it is the most important audience I have ever sung to. Every listener deserves the best from me, and I want to make sure they leave happy they came.
  3. Uh... OK, I have to demonstrate the effectiveness of my Power, Path & Performance method:) 
  4. I am always, always researching "what works". So I can share it with you...
But I'm back, and should be posting more regularly now. Thx for waiting on me!

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