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Vocal Tone: (What it is, Why we use it)

One of the most important concepts singers and speaker need to understand is vocal tone. First what is it?

It is the quality and characteristics of the sound of your voice.

What do we use vocal tone for?

Characteristics of vocal tone communicate messages. The vocal tone…


Added by Judy Rodman on April 3, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Don't Be Number 10,001

Mark Cuban (Shark Tank, Dallas Mavericks) says: “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?”

Right now there are (at least) 10,000 bands and singers out there doing the same, dull live set of songs… just standing or sitting there, playing songs. And there are people watching those artists, seeing nothing, experiencing nothing, feeling nothing… leaving the show, never to return. And these artists will blindly say, “Well, that…


Added by Amy Wolter on April 1, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Looking for multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer

Well I am beginning my search for a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer (not asking from much) ha ha... I would settle for a very good songwriter/guitarist with a great melodic and arrangement sense.

I have written an entire cd's worth of murder ballad lyrics which I envision to end up - similar to The Civil Wars, part T Bone Burnett style, part Jack White's Wayfaring Stranger style.. (…


Added by Diana Williamson on March 30, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Cloud Content: streaming vs. localized content

"As more people stream movies and television, that infrastructure is getting strained, intensifying the debate over who should pay for upgrades needed to satisfy America's online-video habit.
Those considerations likely will play a role as federal regulators weigh the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable Inc., two of the country's largest broadband providers."
In the late 80s with the…

Added by Joe Pasquale on February 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

To: Bret Teagarden

Bret, How can I find out if my dues are paid or need to be up-dated?

Harry Flagle

Member Nashville Music Pros


Added by H.D. Flagle on January 17, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

RE: Multi Award Winning BMI Keyboardist/Producer Paul Brown Just Scored a GRAMMY Nomination!

I am Super thrilled and pretty blown away to announce that the album I produced, Engineered, Mixed and played keys on for blues legend Bobby Rush -"Down In Louisiana" has scored me my very first 2014 Grammy Nominated for Best Blues Album!

Attn NARAS Voting Members

The album is of course available to listen to on G365 but here is also a private SoundCloud link as…


Added by PAUL BROWN on December 27, 2013 at 8:41am — 2 Comments



"Local singer-songwriters invited to share their song, audience and industry judges to pick winning songwriter and song" 

December 26, 2013-- FRANKLIN, TN--Puckett's Boat House, a Franklin eatery and live performance venue announces, "Puckett's Rising Star Series 20" an open-mic singer-songwriter contest to discover the next…


Added by Keith Mohr on December 26, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Child Stars: Are We Mentoring Heros or Narcissists?

It takes a village of parents, extended family, teachers, directors and counselors to grow a young artist into their full potential. I believe this 'village' should not only develop talent, but also mentor the child's maturation into a hero: a person who will make the world a better…


Added by Judy Rodman on September 25, 2013 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments

How to Deal with Mucous-Laden Vocal Cords

Most singers have experienced the feeling: You start vocalizing and notice it's ominously more difficult than usual. It doesn't feel like your vocal cords (folds) are inflamed, sore or swollen.. it just feels like something is gunking them up. You, my friend, most probably have too much mucous (commonly known as…


Added by Judy Rodman on September 5, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments


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rising star 16 winner


Added by Keith Mohr on March 13, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments

The Raspy Voice - Cool Sound or Vocal Suicide?

The raspy voice has been a signature sound for some singers with legendary careers. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Bonny Tyler, Macy Gray and Brian Adams are among the artists that come to mind who have successfully used this sound. In many contemporary music genres, a degree of raspiness can add a cool, communicative factor to vocal…


Added by Judy Rodman on March 11, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

On the Road_ SHENANDOAH -2013-(In-coming show dates in progress)



Added by Stan Munsey on February 25, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments


I have added my song: "BOSTON' to my page where it can be heard. Boston was on hold by Patti Page and her Manager: Jack Rael for a recording session but Patti became ill over the last two years and the song is now in limbo. My hopeis that the right performer will hear it .

Michael Buble could make it Boston's song, but that is only my dream and when I dream, I dream big..

Thank you.... H.D. Flagle

Added by H.D. Flagle on February 10, 2013 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

Uncle Rico is still alive and well...

As I pondered in a blog a while ago, the Uncle Rico character in Napoleon Dynamite longed to go back to 1982 and do things differently in high school.  I guess there's a couple ways you can look at that, but rather than lament that things in our biz are difficult and long for the "good old days" I figure that there is good music to be made and that in itself is of importance.  Many of my friends in the biz, who are world class musicians and audio folks, have taken to making little recordings…


Added by Mark Lee Townsend on January 24, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

How Vocal Vibrato Is Like Garlic

Vocal vibrato can be likened to garlic... some songs/dishes call for more, some less. There are different types. Sometimes you want artichoke garlic, sometimes elephant garlic - sometimes you want faster wave vibrato, sometimes slower. Great cooks will tell you that sometimes you want to chop garlic, sometimes…


Added by Judy Rodman on January 23, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

What Are You in This For?

I’ve met them.  I’ve worked with them.  And I’ve seen them disappear.   I’m talking about the singers (they don’t yet deserve the title ‘artist’) who have some talent, and pretty much only want one thing; fame. 

They appear to have things going for them…management, a stylist, professional photos, an A-list hired band, great songs written by someone else, and sometimes a backer with deep pockets.  And it’s the cart before the proverbial horse.  These people want the spotlight, but they…


Added by Amy Wolter on January 20, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Patti Page

On New Years Day, I lost one of my best friends....Patty Page. I have known Patti for 43 years. I designed the proto type for her Singing Maple Syrup bottle and also wrote the song  (adding the phrase "Made in Americ requested by Patti) The song was published by Harry Flagle and Patti Page. I will miss her and her wonderfull voice. Patty was the singing rage of the fiftys. On Jan 01, 2013 we lost an American Treasure! Rest in…

Added by H.D. Flagle on January 3, 2013 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Should You Do Your Own Background Vocals?

Thom Flora, Judy Rodman

singing background vocals at Eclectic Studio, Nashville

Doing your own background vocals on your recording project can be a very good idea, or can limit or even sabotage your project. Here are two big factors that should be…


Added by Judy Rodman on September 25, 2012 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments


Performing for a competition is stressful to say the least.  Choosing the right song/songs and sticking to an allotted amount of time can drive you nuts! 

Many times artists will second guess themselves and sometimes even change their minds last minute on what songs to do right before they go on stage.   I witnessed a train wreck like this at a competition I was helping judge.

This was a band that played the year before, so our panel was familiar with their sound and style. …


Added by Amy Wolter on September 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Vocal Stamina On The Road: 11 Tips

Lyndsey Highlander on the road

Singing on the road brings with it both thrills and perils. My amazing vocal student  Lyndsey Highlander is bracing for a big summer tour season. Lots of consecutive day shows, some long…


Added by Judy Rodman on July 5, 2012 at 8:41am — 5 Comments

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