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37 minutes | 5 months ago
Casper Babypants Strikes Again ES060
Chris Ballew - aka Casper Babypants and lead singer of the band Presidents of the USA - gave us so many great takeaways about why we sing in his interview in Jan 2018 - almost 3 years ago. I had to bring it back to your attention. Chris's journey from the top of the industry in PUSA to becoming a children's singer is inspiring. https://babypantsmusic.com/home Singing 101 Courses! are now available at https://nancybos.mykajabi.com/ Thanks to PepperJill and Jack for the theme music and Ken Feisel for the podcast logo.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
Tears and Vulnerability with Lisa Horst Clark ES059
Scientists aren't certain about why we shed tears when we are emotional, but we can look to responses that others have when they see someone's tears as a possible reason why we evolved to have them. Strong emotions, tears, and vulnerability are important parts of singing. In this episode we begin to look at the pros and cons of vulnerability for the singer/performer and for the audience. Lisa advises us, preach from your scars, not from your wounds. Lisa Horst Clark is the Lead Pastor at Bellevue First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA Thanks to PepperJill & Jack for the theme music, and Ken Feisel for the podcast logo. Visit nancybos.me for more Nancy!
11 minutes | 6 months ago
Facing Denial About Singing ES058
Is it possible that society's denial of singing is perhaps based in individual's fears around their own singing! It is easier to act like singing isn't important than to face the fears that most of us have around singing. In this episode I explore this possibility and ask for your help to sort it out. The article I sighted from the Mayo Clinic site is at https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/denial/art-20047926 After listening, if you have ideas for me, email me at email@example.com or call my office line and leave a message at +1 425-653-5586. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you to Pepper Jill & Jack for the theme music, and Ken Feisel for the podcast logo.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Singing is Healing with Constanza Roeder ES057
Constanza Roeder, CEO and Founder of Hearts Need Art, came back for a second time to share the incredible value of singing for healing - physical, emotional, and mental healing. If you'd like to learn more about Constanza and her incredible back story, head over to Episode 41 - you'll love it! We touch on the substantial amount of science that is being done in this field. You will undoubtedly be inspired and feel validated about the need for singing by all. Thank you to PepperJill and Jack for the theme music, and for the cover art, thanks to Ken Feisel You can support StudioBos Media buy purchasing and recommending the books on singing found at www.studiobos.com
36 minutes | 7 months ago
Can Menopause Affect the Singing Voice ES056
During the menopausal transition, which can start ten years before menopause and last for several more years after, there will be times when hormones fluctuate substantially from day to day. The voice, unfortunately, can seem unreliable and unpredictable because of the hormone roller coaster. At certain phases of the hormonal journey, many women need empathy and skilled assistance. Millions of women around the world are on the same path, and we no longer need to walk that path alone. Working together gives us a better understanding of the vocal issues women might face. Cate Frazier-Neely, Joanne Bozeman, and Nancy Bos SingingThroughChange.com Purchase the book on Amazon Every Sing on Facebook Every Sing on Twitter Every Sing on YouTube Music by PepperJill and Jack Art by Ken Feisel
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Sing for Life with Jeanne Kelly ES054
Jeanne Kelly feels so strongly about her favorite thing to say, "sing for life," that she founded the non-profit Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The main emphasis of the organization is choirs for 55+ year olds from 28 different states. Encore Choirs understand the benefits of singing for each person, and helps seniors sing, through non-auditioned ensembles. https://encorecreativity.org/ Enjoying Every Sing? There's more at Nancy’s Website Every Sing on Facebook Every Sing on Twitter Every Sing on YouTube Music by PepperJill and Jack Art by Ken Feisel
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Choir Go Forth and UnMute ES053
Singers can't meet. We are in the middle of a pandemic of an airborne virus. But choirs are essential. So how can we keep singing. Keith "Doc" Hampton and Stephen O'Bent share their tips, encouragement, and enthusiasm for choirs. Dr. Keith Hampton http://drkeithhampton.com/ Artistic Director Founder, Chicago Community Choruswww.chicagocommunitychorus.org Stephen O'Bent https://www.stephenobent.com/ First Congregational Church, Bellevue WA Digipen Institute of Technology Every Sing on Facebook Every Sing on Twitter Every Sing on YouTube Music by PepperJill and Jack Art by Ken Feisel
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Singing is Essential with Dr. Lynne Gackle ES052
Dr. Lynne Gackle is President of the American Choral Directors Association, author of the book Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice: An Exploration of the Physiological, Psychological, and Musical Developments of Female Students, and Director of choral activities Baylor University. She has a big message to share with us. Science has proven the value of singing to mental and physical health, community connection, and education. Singing is essential. Now is the time to advocate for it. Thank you to PepperJill and Jack for the theme music, and Ken Feisel for designing the Every Sing logo.
10 minutes | 8 months ago
Why Singing is More Than Performing ES055
According Lynn Helding in her book, The Musician’s Mind, “One of the best techniques shown to sustain motivation and keep attention on track is goal-setting, the conscious act of listing one or several goals that one wishes to reach. On the surface, it can look like giving performances is the main goal of singers. I propose, however, that the performance is way down the list of goals for all singers. There are so many other reasons why a singer sings, and sometimes performing doesn’t even factor in. The Musician's Mind by Lynn Helding We Are Not Alone by Pepper Chopin performed by Bellevue FCC Nancy’s Website Every Sing on Facebook Every Sing on Twitter Every Sing on YouTube Music by PepperJill and Jack Art by Ken Feisel
23 minutes | 9 months ago
Why We Sing ES051
In this episode of Every Sing podcast, Nancy discusses why we sing, the reason that singing is not the same as performing, who singers are, and asks the question, "Why don't we sing more." This episode launches the new podcast season. During this season Nancy will explore the connection of singing to big topics such as communication, health, and business. Look for all the episodes on your favorite podcast player. Not all the episodes will appear on YouTube, but there will be a summary episode for each series in the season. ***** Theme music composed and performed by PepperJill & Jack Podcast logo designed by Ken Feisel
43 minutes | 2 years ago
ES050 Juggling Everysing w/ Shannon and Stephen O'Bent
Stephen and Shannon, a married couple living in Seattle, WA, make up Pepper Jill and Jack. But on top of that, they have the Give Back Brass Band, Shannon sings in two other groups, Stephen plays for other groups, teaches at DigiPen, and has independent students and a church choir. This inspiring and talented choir deserves our support. Check them out on their websites, buy their first album, and follow them on Facebook so you hear about the next album (and the baby due in May 2019!) www.stephenobent.com www.pepperjillandjack.com The church is Bellevue First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA. Join us any Sunday. Join the Every Sing podcast group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/1711090705861666/ Every Sing on Twitter: @Every_Sing_Pod Nancy’s website: NancyBos.net Podcast Cover Art by Ken Feisel at kenfeiseldesign.com
30 minutes | 2 years ago
ES049 Growth Mindset for Creatives w/ Petra Raspel
Petra is a Vocal Coach, Singing Teacher, Life & Career Coach for Creatives in Glasgow, United Kingdom. she has special expertise in helping (performing) artists and creatives to overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks to perform better and without fear. She has helped hundreds of people to prepare for or sustain a singing career, find personal fulfilment through music and overcome limiting beliefs and performance anxiety. Our conversation is broken into two parts, first dealing with performance anxiety for the singer, and second, setting oneself up for a growth mindset as a professional. Petra began in this field by wanting to move the conversation with her students from the pure level of empathy to actually knowing the steps to enable the client or student to come up with their own solutions. Here’s the important points I’ve picked up so far. Performance anxiety may be caused by 1.a trauma from the past 2.perfectionism, we don’t feel we are enough yet 3.Too much outward focus, not enough inward focus. As a mindset coach, Petra works with people to “get a grip” on their own minds, like self limiting beliefs not wanting to reveal a weakness comparing themselves too much of others Becoming aware of where you are on the continuum of a fixed mindset is a good start Petra recommends the Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck - https://amzn.to/2ADUwnY I’d like to talk to you briefly about my book the Teen Girl’s Singing Guide because there is a big section in that book on performance anxiety, written by Dr. Diana Allen, who was a guest of one of the most popular episodes of this podcast, episode ES022. In the book, Diana talks about many similar things to what Petra talks about here. Diana calls herself a peak performance coach. And Petra calls herself a mindset coach. These two awesome women have in common that they work with creative professionals and amateurs, and specialize in singers. There are many mindset and peak performance coaches who work with athletes, business people, and others, but to have these two women available to us as musicians - that’s a great thing. Both of these people base their careers on helping us achieve our dreams. So we should take advantage of that. Wherever you are in the world, you can reach out to Petra. The best way to find her is through her website: www.singingsense.com What you’ll find there is her 3 Step Breakthrough Program for Creatives, her blog, and links to her totally useful social media pages. Facebook: @singingtutor Thank you to Ken Feisel of Ken Feisel design for the fabulous podcast cover art.
35 minutes | 2 years ago
ES048 Quantifying Rep Tessituras w/ Dr. Matthew Schloneger
Dr. MATT SCHOLONEGER ES048 The purpose of Matt's study was to examine the use of dosimetry-derived tessituragrams and Voice Range Profiles (VRPs) in selecting appropriate voice repertoire for singing students. Matt’s project for the Van Lawrence fellowship, funded by a grant from NATS and the Voice Foundation, was a study in Voice Dosemetry - that is, measuring and studying individual’s voice range profiles - the actual pitch range and loudness range of a persons voice. Specifically, he focused on the voice load of songs - how much time on each pitch, how many vibratory cycles on each pitch - in different keys. The singers were recorded singing the same song in 3 different keys. He got their own perception of difficulty, had an expert panel listen, and using the score, kind of like the map of the song, which he calls a score based tessituragram. With each singer he made a voice range profile with the dosemeter. (A dosemeter looks like earbuds on a hard collar, that sits around your neck and rests in the front. It measures skin vibration in the neck.) He also looked at overall voice use through the day. He found that people think about how much they sing, but not how much they talk, or how loud the environment is. ------------ To revisit the episode with voice scientist, Ingo Titze, you can look for episode 16 in your podcast player or visit the podcast page here. http://everysing.libsyn.com/016-every-sing-dr-ingo-titze-voice-scientist Matt’s first episode on Every Sing was episode #2 http://everysing.libsyn.com/002-every-sing-dr-matthew-schloneger-on-voice-dosimetry You can find Matt @ Friends University in Wichita, KS firstname.lastname@example.org Others involved in Matt's project: Eric J. Hunter, PhD, Dept of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University Lynn Maxfield, PhD, National Center for Voice and Speech Previous Studies Thurmer, Stefan, “The Tessiturogram,” Journal of Voice 2, no. 4 (1988): 327–329. Titze, Ingo, “Quantifying Tessitura in a Song." Journal of Singing, 65:1 (September 2008), 59–61. Hanrahan, Kevin, "Use of the Voice Range Profile in Assigning Repertoire: An Evaluation." NATS National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July 2010 (Best Poster Award) Nico Paolo Paolillo and Frano Fussi, “The Vocal Score Prole/Vocal Range Prole Rate and APM in Artistic Voice Evaluation: Application Tested on Opera and Musical Singers; An Evaluation of Voice Suitability and Vocal Fatigue,” in Claudia Manfredi, ed., Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (Firenze, Italy, August 25–27, 2011), 85–92. Nix, John, "Measuring Mozart: A Pilot Study Testing the Accuracy of Objective Methods for Matching a Song to a Singer.” Journal of Singing, 70:5 (June 2014), 561-572 Thanks Go To The Van L. Lawrence Fellowship – The Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Matt’s work was partially supported by the National Institutes of Health Grant R01 DC012315 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
ES047 Practicing Speech Therapy w/ Barbara Wilson Arboleda
Explore the world of Speech Language Pathology with Barbara Wilson Arboleda. Barbara is a highly respected speech therapist and singing teacher. She’s also a performer. You can find her music on CD Baby under the name Morgan Duran. Barbara is an expert in teaching singing technique for contemporary commercial music (e.g., rock, pop, country, folk) Barbara is an SLP at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Voice and Speech Laboratory in Boston. In order to be seen by Barbara a patient needs to go through a doctor for a referral, but if you want to chat with her about other things related to speech therapy, voice science, and singing, catch her on voicewize.com. You can also experience Barbara on a DVD called The Kid and the Singing Teacher w/ Robert Edwin. Robert was a guest on Every Sing for episode 21. Cantar 101, the Spanish translation of Nancy’s best selling booking, Singing 101, came out on Amazon this week! You can find all of Nancy’s books on her author page. Find all the episodes of Every Sing on NancyBos.net and join the Facebook group for updates.
3 minutes | 2 years ago
ES046 Giving Thanks for Music w/ Nancy Bos
The book Elements of Music: Melody, Rhythm, & Harmony, by Jason Martineau, is essentially a music theory book written with semi-poetic language and illustrated with wood carving prints. It is truly a work of art. The book is published by Wooden Books. On their site, with a little searching, you can find the book and click through to see the pages with the gorgeous illustrations. If you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself or as a gift, you can buy it at this Amazon affiliate link: Elements of Music. Jason Martineau is an award-winning composer, pianist, and instructor, and has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995. He has been a faculty member of Academy of Art University since 2011, and was an adjunct faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for the 2014-15 academic year. He has also been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has been writing a monthly column on the subject of love for FSHN Magazine since 2011.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
ES045 Your True Self, Welcome Home w/ Peter Jacobson Total Vocal Freedom
Peter Jacobson joins host Nancy Bos to open your mind to possibilities about your body that can help you realize potential you might not of even been aware of through the Alexander Technique. Peter is the Founder and Executive Director of Total Vocal Freedom. He is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher, he is also a singer, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, and teacher. The goal at Total Vocal Freedom is Empowering singers to be totally free in their vocal expression. Peter talks about the Total Vocal Freedom Academy - a way to go deep with the Alexander Technique w/o committing to the massive level of becoming a certified teacher. There are 2 upcoming retreats he offers, (winter retreat in Virginia from Jan 2-6, 2019 and the summer retreat from July 9-13, 2019), Your body is not a taxi for your brain - your body is incredible. Know your body. Contact info: totalvocalfreedom.com and facebook page, blog, mailing list, weekly classes and training program, and more. Message Peter through the Facebook page. Look into the Total Vocal Freedom Pro course, and all of the other things they offer like The Academy, the Phoenix Project for the Ageless Singer, TVF Plus, and the blog. Consider the role of singing in your life. Is it helping you right a wrong or to act out of compassion to fulfill a deep need? Are you finding balance in your pursuit? Are you looking for other options? Check out the back episodes of this podcast for inspiration and guidance. Thanks to Ken Feisel of Ken Feisel design for the gorgeous podcast cover art. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1711090705861666/
20 minutes | 3 years ago
ES044 How to Have a Thriving Independent Business w/ Nancy Bos
A Thriving Independent Business is a path for a creative entrepreneur to reach their goals toward realizing their passion. Creatives must focus on a priority, a passion that causes “angry compassion” to drive them toward living their fullest life. That can’t be done working for someone else. The key is an independent business. But don’t loose sight of the goal - it can be all to easy to get lost and lose motivation. This episode will shine a light on your journey. What is “Business”? “Business" is your entire service/education business Does Business also encompass your own singing/performing and other aspects of your entrepreneurial life? What is “Independent”? Your income is not dependent upon a long-term employer. Your income is free from outside control; not depending on another's authority. What is “Thriving”? To Flourish To Prosper To Succeed What Is Not “Thriving”? Fail Why do we need to thrive? Passion for our work (different from elation or ecstasy). We care so deeply about the outcome that we commit ourselves to the outcome, whatever comes. What fills you with compassionate anger? Ultimately you will change the world around you. Todd Henry from Die Empty and Accidental Creative Podcast “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” Steve Jobs Goals and Behavior What we pay attention to is what we are capable of changing. Every time we act in alignment with who we want to become, it is incredibly empowering and affirming. Goals vs actions Habits Priority vs priorities From Brodie Welch on The Entrepreneurial Musician podcast Why Accept the Challenge? It is easier to not change, but you are not done - ever. You will never reach a point where you should just maintain. Growth (of some sort) is always necessary to avoid lots of bad stuff. Business Evolution The last time you set your business goals you might have been a different person. Reassess yourself, reassess your business identity. How does your business (and you) embody self respect? Be the change you want to see in the world. How can you model self respect for your students. Is exhaustion a badge of honor? Growing vs Maintaining vs Pruning Are you adding without subtracting? Not everything should grow always and for all time - choose what to maintain and what to grow. Diversify your income sources. Diversify your working style. Take Steps On the Path of Your Passion
35 minutes | 3 years ago
ES043 Working in Las Vegas w/ Amanda Kaiser and Karen Michaels
Working in Las Vegas is not all glamour. Hear the inside scoop about how to find work, and what the work will be like from two long-standing pros from Sin City. Karen Michaels, Vocal Power Studio, Amanda Kaiser, Sing City Vocal Studio Karen Michaels, Vocal Power Studio Gig Masters for finding work anywhere. Thumbtack for other bookings. While you are in your podcast app, scroll down to the ratings and reviews part and leave the podcast a star rating and your comments. I love the boost it gives me when somebody posts for the whole world to see, and doing it that way also helps with Every Sing’s ranking in podcast players. The gorgeous podcast cover art is by Ken Feisel at Ken Feisel Design. Check out the Every Sing Facebook page for show extras. Thank you for joining me today.
40 minutes | 3 years ago
ES042 Do Synthesizers Belong in the Pit w/ Prof David Smith
ES042 Orchestra Enhancement in the Pit w/ Prof David Smith Professor of Music Technology Technologist and business owner Realtime Music Solutions RMS.biz And a musician, started as a vioilnist, then composer Dean, School of Professional Studies at NYC College of Technology David is inspiring right from the start, sharing how motivating his music teacher from his youth was and how it changed his life. Then we go into Moogs and synthesizers in the ‘70s, and finally we land on what a gift his business project is to singers; Realtime Music Solutions. Every Sing is supported by donations through my patreon site - www.patreon.com/everysing. It is also financed through sales of my books, Singing 101: Vocal Basics and The Teen Girl’s Singing Guide, both available on Amazon. I hope if you are enjoying this show you will help support its continuation through patreon or one of the books. David has composed incidental/underscoring music for around 150 plays, including the Cincinnati Playhouse’s Christmas Carol which has been playing for decades. He is a classical symphonic violinist, including playing in the Wolftrap Academy Orchestra. Got exposed to the Moog Series 3 synthesizer in 1973. From then was always working within the context of an electronic music studio. His Doctorate is in Composition and Electronic Music. Was responsible for creating the sounds of avant-garde plays in the 80’s. David’s specialty is integration of technology into an existing paradigm (19th century symphony), which requires: Tempo flexibility Dynamic adjustment Constrain pitches to those in the score This means that someone must be playing the virtual orchestra, the enhancement system, so that it is active and flexible. David explores the limits of Human/Machine Integration and Limitations. His company does several thousand shows a year, mostly in the amateur market, but also in the professional market. "The fact is we were coming up with solutions. We would hear, "This is putting people out of jobs," but the fact is if they hadn’t used it, they would have put 300 people out of work.” RMS.biz - Realtime Music Solutions
46 minutes | 3 years ago
ES041 Hearts Need Art w/ Constanza Roeder
"Cancer does everything it can to steal, kill and destroy our joy. And we need more reasons to get out of our rooms and out of our isolation. We need more art and music. We need to remember the reasons why we are alive as much as we need the things that are keeping us alive." This is one of the big motivating factors that drives Constanza Roeder to bring art to oncology patients in hospitals. Along with her team at Hearts Need Art, she strives to meet people with a Ministry of Presence, touching peoples hearts and helping them find the will to go on. "We don't have an agenda, we aren't going in to engage people on their brokenness, but on the level of our shared humanity." On Nov 16, 2018, in San Antonio, Night of a Thousand Hearts will be a celebration of Hearts Need Art's first 2 years. We can all participate in that night by being a sponsor or buying tickets for patients to attend. Donate directly at Hearts Need Art, or better yet, join the fundraiser on the Every Sing Facebook group page. Facebook waives all fees, so the organization actually receives more than when donations are done directly through their site. Thank you to Ken Feisel of Ken Feisel Design for the Every Sing cover art.
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