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Connecting to a Song

Singing the notes of a song is only half the battle! Today, Vocalogical shares exercises and ideas to have you connecting and performing your music in new and exciting ways! Learn to utilize your full potential as a performer as you experiment with moving in the space around you, using physicality to tell a story, and express the deeper meaning of songs through emotional awareness.

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! Make new connections, ask your questions, and learn more about the voice with us!

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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Is classical singing natural? Is belting unhealthy? Matthew talks about these topics and more on the final part of the discussion with his guest, Brad Jenks. These topics have plagued, and continue to plague, the singing and teaching community, and now you get to join in on the fray!

To find more on Brad:

http://jenksvoicestudio.com/about.html

https://bradleyjenks.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JenksVoiceStudio/

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group, that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! Make new connections, ask your questions, and learn more about the voice with us!

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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The mix, head voice, and chest voice, are terms you’ll hear with the voice all over the place. But, it’s never as simple as it seems. Join Matthew and his guest, Brad Jenks, as they discuss the finer details of all of the terms! This, and more, are all featured in today’s episode!

If you haven’t yet, take a listen to Part 1 through 3 with Brad. You’ll love the discussion and wide range of topics we cover with our chats!

To find more on Brad:

http://jenksvoicestudio.com/about.html

https://bradleyjenks.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JenksVoiceStudio/

 

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group, that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! Make new connections, ask your questions, and learn more about the voice with us!

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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Making mistakes in lessons, singing cross-genre, and lots of talk on belting are featured on today’s episode of Vocalogical! This is Part 3 of Matthew’s discussion with Brad Jenks, a fellow voice teacher and pedagogue.

If you haven’t yet listened to Parts 1 and 2, feel free to take the time to do that! No worries, we’ll wait!

To find more on Brad:

http://jenksvoicestudio.com/about.html

https://bradleyjenks.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JenksVoiceStudio/

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group, that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! Make new connections, ask your questions, and learn more about the voice with us!

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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Lady Gaga: Voice Analysis

Put your paws up! Vocalogical is pleased to release its first voice analysis! Lady Gaga is who we analyze as we discuss her singing style, career, and vocal habits throughout the past decade.

Gaga gives us a lot to talk about as she has performed in so many different genres, has been recognized worldwide, and continues to broaden her horizons!

For more, head to Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and Twitter @VocalogicalPod. To learn more about the voice with other listeners, join Vocalogical Conversations on Facebook to share your experiences, questions, and insights with a growing community!

Thank you all for listening, and I wish you a week full of happy and healthy singing!

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Another intense discussion with Brad Jenks on the break, larynx position, microphones, and more coming your way! This pedagogy interview will give you new thoughts and ideas on prominent topics of the voice, allowing you to understand your instrument on a much deeper level.

On Friday, Vocalogical will be posting its first vocal analysis of Lady Gaga! Join us to talk about her career, technique, and use of her voice over the years. This is a perfect way to train your ear to pick up different vocal qualities all while enjoying the journey of growth that this very well known singer has seen.

To find more on Brad:
http://jenksvoicestudio.com/about.html
https://bradleyjenks.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JenksVoiceStudio/

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group, that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! Make new connections, ask your questions, and learn more about the voice with us!

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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The difference between head voice and falsetto and the usage of the terms head voice and chest voice are often discussed among singers! To shed more light on these topics, Brad Jenks, a voice teacher and pedagogue based out of Chicago, joins Vocalogical to share his opinions and experiences.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! Brad and Matthew discussed many more topics, and these will be slowly released, bit by bit, in the near future.

To find more on Brad:

http://jenksvoicestudio.com/about.html

https://bradleyjenks.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JenksVoiceStudio/

For more of Vocalogical, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Please head to Vocalogical Conversations, a Facebook group, that encourages discussion and further learning about the voice! This community is bound to be a strong companion on your vocal journey.

Thank you for listening, and happy and healthy singing, everyone!

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Break Be-Gone

Vocalogial answers how singers can get rid of their breaks! This is a challenge that every singer wishes to overcome, and now you have the answer. Exercises, pedagogy, and specific topics chosen by listeners are all featured to give you the most clear and best understanding of what the break is, why it’s there, and how to get rid of it.

Looking for more? Find Vocalogical at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod! Join Vocalogical Conversations on Facebook for continuing discussions and more on the voice!

Thank you for listening, everyone! Happy singing!

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Lotsa Listener Questions

How can you pick the best audition material? How can you get rid of those pre-performance nerves? How can you get rid of the break in your voice? All of these questions are answered in this episode of Vocalogical!

These questions were brought to you by members of the Vocalogical Conversations Facebook Group. Please join the community and learn more about the voice with us!

For more, check out Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and @VocalogicalPod on Twitter.

Have an excellent week, and happy singing, everyone!

 

Resources: https://contemporarymusicaltheatre.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/a-complete-list-of-contemporary-musicals-2000-2012/

https://auditioningforcollege.com/2011/06/13/do-not-lists/

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/35-questions-determine-perfect-audition-song/

http://www.elle.com/life-love/news/a18831/positive-anxiety-excitement/

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“How do I expand my range?!” At one point or another, every singer asks this question! Now, Vocalogical has the answer! This episode is chock full of tips, pointers, and exercises, to take control of each register of your voice and expand them in both directions. Vocal fry, chest register, head register, mix, flageolet, and whistle are all covered!

Have any questions, comments, concerns, or wish to share your experiences? Join Vocalogical Conversations on Facebook! You can also contact Vocalogical at Facebook.com/Vocalogical, Vocalogical.com, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod.

See you next week, and happy singing!

Test your ability to hear frequencies with this video:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2643864/How-good-YOUR-hearing-Video-reveals-frequencies-hear.html

Other Source:

https://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html

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