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.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

26 Gifts for Voices You Love



It's that time again! Have you finished your shopping yet? Here is a list of Christmas and holiday gift suggestions for the voices (singers and speakers) you love:
  • A case of H2O Overdrive - super hydration for studio and stage.
  • A pitch pipe for acapella singing  (and/or... a tuner for guitar).
  • Singing In The Studio - Multi-media DVD of serious professional training for anyone going in to the studio to record vocals.
  • A music stand - the link goes to 77 different types, some quite creative.
  • A microphone and/or mic stand - a "boom stand" is useful for rehearsing with an instrument and for practicing studio vocal technique.
  • Vocal training on CD - two packages of Power, Path and Performance (comprehensive professional method of vocal technique proven best for studio and stage.
  •  A concert ticket - there's nothing like 'being there!'
  • A new CD of their favorite artist or an iTunes gift card  - useful when you don't know what music they are into at the moment.
  • A warm air humidifier
  • A massage - full body or just shoulder. Fantastic to relax tension and free the voice.
  • A chiropractic visit. My fav is at the link; or find out who your vocalist regularly goes to and give a visit there.
  • A natural health practitioner nutritional assessment visit. Again... my fav is at the link, but there are many others you can choose from. The voice needs the body to be healthy.
  • Hearfones - an amazing vocal training gadget that helps a voice hear itself much more accurately. Highly useful to improving vocal tone, articulation, intensity, balancing breath pressure, and more.
  • A new guitar strap, tuner, strings or pick holder.
  • New speakers for mp3 players - many are made to accommodate iPods as well as other brand of players
  • A gym membership - yep, voices need bodies!
  • Masterwriter - creative writing software for songwriters 
  • A new scarf - the singer's neck needs protection! I have a box full myself.
  •  A new website - check with techs who know how to market music, not just any business.
OK, this is by no means an exhaustive list. But hopefully this will get you thinking creatively. What gift are YOU giving your favorite singer or speaker? Help fill out this list!

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