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… Continue
Added by H.D. Flagle on January 3, 2013 at 7:43pm —
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… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on September 25, 2012 at 3:32pm —
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 —
It brings me joy when I see maturity begin to catch up with potential.
Potential, or raw talent as we often call it only gets us so far. The mastering of that ability takes time, effort, focused attention, dedication, commitment, and sometimes just plain rudimentary practice.
When I was in the fourth grade I went to play for the National Piano Guild auditions. We performed before a judge at our local university and received a critique afterward. I had a… Continue
Added by David Hampton on May 26, 2012 at 6:26pm —
Earth Hertz Production's new mobile unit now home basedin Franklin, TN.
Formerly the Skyelabs Mobile Unit Rover has been in prep since it's purchase from Bob Skye in Feb. 2011.
Rover is a 35 foot GM Coach, a former Greyhound, that has found a new skin as a mobile recording studio since 1982 when Bob Skye created Skyelabs Recording in her.
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The Grammy winning “Tributes To Miles” Continue
Added by Robert Xeno on June 20, 2012 at 9:15am —
Yes. I think it is not clear to any of us where new jobs will be. Certainly the world loves internet-media-networking. I think sound is on all of those, except texting. So, there's not much goodness in having tons of pure music engineers, but there is in rich-knowledge media people. Audio should know and appreciate video skills, graphics should know video, at least enough to feel comfortable in working with an expert and know the language. Therefore, I have no trouble in continuing to… Continue
Added by Seva David-Louis Ball on April 27, 2012 at 9:57am —
Check Tom Jackson's blog today - FREE pass Backstage!.....
This is why I get hired by so many artists and bands: to help them create moments in their show so they can connect emotionally with their audience.
If you could take a cord and hardwire it to yourself, then wire that cord into the whole audience so they feel the same thing you do about your songs, you’d sell out your entire stock of CDs the next time you played. You’d sell out because… Continue
Added by Amy Wolter on April 10, 2012 at 8:13pm —
Nashville Music Pros,
Are you looking for professional vocalists for your upcoming wedding service or reception? Listen to the vocal duets with Eric Tudor singing Andrew-Loyd Weber's "Pie Jesu" and Hal Hopson's "The Gift of Love" at my page. I have some of Nashville's best vocalist for your special date. I can be reached at 504-6630 if you'd like to our… Continue
Added by Brenda K. Russell on March 15, 2012 at 6:47pm —
Well, actually singers can learn lots of things from master musicians, but I want to highlight this one today: The secret of the light-just-right touch. Great musicians know that pressure matters, for instance...
- When drummers hit drums too hard, they lose tone from their drums.…
Added by Judy Rodman on March 12, 2012 at 9:02am —
Greetings!, February 2012
When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's the pace of life was moving a bit slower than now. Local churches would send out a few missionaries to Africa and Central America and I would wonder, why? Why, when there are so many needy, poor, uneducated, non-believers right here in our own country? … Continue
Added by Randy Gardner on February 15, 2012 at 8:30am —
Added by John M. LeVan on February 10, 2012 at 4:26pm —
I have recently been doing a bit of reading about something called liminal space or liminality. It isn’t as spooky as it sounds. It is essentially a kind of threshold period. It is the sense of no longer belonging to the old and not quite belonging to the new. It is when life has moved us ahead of our plans and we are in what can feel like a free-fall state. It can be vocational, personal, relational, or logistical but it is always unsettling to be between the now…
Added by David Hampton on January 30, 2012 at 10:31pm —
Have you ever been told (or noticed yourself) that you have a numb or lifeless singing voice? Getting to the cause is the only way to change ineffective, lifeless vocal performance into a voice that is understood at an emotional… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on January 7, 2012 at 3:21pm —
I just got an email from Bret reminding me and all of us NMP Members to log in and check in and stay active. Guilty as charged! It made me think about myself, the State of the Music Business, Social Networking sites in general and this one in particular.
This is different from Facebook, MySpace (aka Free Band Webpage Space), Linked In, etc. This is for all of us in the Nashville Music Industry. I don't know about you guys, but it's been getting a little lonely out there and gigs… Continue
Added by Roy Vogt on January 14, 2012 at 10:56pm —
I got a great question about allergies through my Facebook page (and if you're on FB, pls join me there!) Continue
Rita asked about warding off allergies before a singing engagement. Of course it's best to deal with the allergens before they can trip the inflammation trigger. Here are some tips I've found helpful:
[Medical disclaimer... I am most decidedly not a doctor.…
Added by Judy Rodman on December 11, 2011 at 11:15am —
In part 3 of Behind the Gear at The Record Shop, we take a look at the Tube-Tech CL1B Opto Compressor; a device that has become a studio standard since its release in 1987. The CL1B was developed by Tube-Tech founder, John Peterson. John began his career as a maintenance engineer at the Danish… Continue
Added by The Record Shop on October 14, 2011 at 11:06am —
Added by John M. LeVan on November 17, 2011 at 8:55am —
This is simple...
I regularly participate in a monthly meeting, first tuesday of every month, in a meeting of writers called "the writers' guild" that is hosted by David Hampton at Christ Community Church. It's not intended to be a meeting of songwriters focused on sacred music because of where it meets. It's just hosted there because the arts are integral to the community, and it's a central place to do it. Simple enough. I often attend to listen and offer thoughts, not… Continue
Added by Pete Warren on November 2, 2011 at 9:00am —
Did you know that talking on the phone for any extended length of time can sabotage your singing voice? Yep, it's absolutely true. Why? No one can see you. Therefore, you don't use the same kind of facial and body language that you would if communicating visually.
Here's the typical phone talker:
- Your face upper face goes inactive. When you don't use your eyes, eyebrows and mask area while sounding your voice, your vocal ceiling (soft palate, back of nasal…
Added by Judy Rodman on November 7, 2011 at 3:21pm —
Check out my article on tuning & intonation.
Let me know what you think.
Added by John M. LeVan on October 23, 2011 at 3:39pm —