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Saturday, June 6, 2009

No Vocal Competition with Vocal Uniqueness

I have a unique slant on what performance is. This may surprise you in this day of gladiator-style vocal competition. You can quote me:
The best voice comes not from competition with other
voices but from a pursuit of its own excellence

I say there is no competition with uniqueness. The REASON we sing will be a big reason for the WAY we sing. If your first goal of performance is money or celebrity, sit down and listen. A strong ability to move someone with vocal performance will trump the fame and fortune in soul satisfaction, and oddly enough, fame and fortune often follows. The business should follow the music, not the other way around. This paradigm shift has set many a voice free, immediately, in my office, and several careers have been born or re-born. It's a beautiful thing!

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  • At June 7, 2009 at 7:50 PM , Anonymous Ross Barber said...

    i totally, totally agree! and that's a great quote! x

  • At June 7, 2009 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    Ross... from the originality of your music and website, it doesn't surprise me that you agree with this. Readers: Check Ross out at


  • At June 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Anonymous Kim Rushing said...

    YEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!! tell it like it T_I_IZZZ Judy!

    it's about the SOUL and the LOVE
    the rest is just "icing" on the cake

    thank you for saying what needs to be said!

    PS:After 25+ years in the music "game" I guffawed at the thought of going into singing for "fame and Fortune"--
    if it's money people want then i'd advise they become a banker or arms dealer for cryin' out loud
    (just gallows humour about arms dealer--i'm a pacifist)

  • At June 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

    I'm with you, girl!! (and I'm a pacifist, too!)

  • At June 8, 2009 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous PJ Steelman said...

    I love you, I love you, I love you. This is exactly the way I feel about singing, about writing, about music. It is from the heart and soul and to be used that way. I love music that MOVES me. Something that will make me sit up in the middle of the night and shout or something that can make me cry in the heat of the day. I want something I can feel. Thank you so much for taking the time to say this.

    There are folks out there who think like I do.

  • At June 8, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Thank you, PJ... I think you're doing this as well as thinking it, aren't you?!


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