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ES038 Musicianship Insights for Singers from Pianist Eric Verlinde

Every Sing

Release Date: 04/23/2018

Casper Babypants Strikes Again ES060 show art Casper Babypants Strikes Again ES060

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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. You'll be inspired by the deep messages about Chris's journey from the top of the industry in PUSA to becoming a children's singer.

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Tears and Vulnerability with Lisa Horst Clark ES059 show art Tears and Vulnerability with Lisa Horst Clark ES059

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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.

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Facing Denial About Singing ES058 show art Facing Denial About Singing ES058

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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.

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Singing is Healing with Constanza Roeder ES057 show art Singing is Healing with Constanza Roeder ES057

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Constanza Roeder came back for a 2nd time to share the incredible value of singing for healing. (hear her full story in Ep. 41)

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Can Menopause Affect the Singing Voice ES056 show art Can Menopause Affect the Singing Voice ES056

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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.

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Sing for Life with Jeanne Kelly ES054 show art Sing for Life with Jeanne Kelly ES054

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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.

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Choir Go Forth and UnMute ES053 show art Choir Go Forth and UnMute ES053

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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.

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Singing is Essential with Dr. Lynne Gackle ES052 show art Singing is Essential with Dr. Lynne Gackle ES052

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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.

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Why Singing is More Than Performing ES055 show art Why Singing is More Than Performing ES055

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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.

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Why We Sing ES051 show art Why We Sing ES051

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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."

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Eric Verlinde is one of those musicians whom everyone wants to work with. In fact, I heard about him from so many people that I really wondered what his magic touch was. Now I know - and you’ll hear it too. Eric is, without a doubt, a brilliant pianist. But on top of that he is humble, kind, generous, and so full of wisdom. I’ve never had a conversation on Every Sing that gave so many take-away lessons.
 
Here are my top 6 takeaways:
  • Eric’s advice to singers: really know the music and know the theory.
  • You have to ask yourself, “What is the music asking of me?"
  • Hard work can beat out being a child prodigy.
  • Know your niche - don’t try to be everything to everyone but do stretch yourself.
  • It is ok to start small, even on a paddle wheel tour boat through the rolling hills of eastern Washington.
  • Be a good musician whether other people know it or not.
 
Eric’s bio tells us he has composed more than 200 pieces of music in many different genres, including jazz, gospel, funk, electronic, neoclassical, latin-jazz, rock and R&B, He has published 5 of his own recordings and performed on more than 25 other recordings. He has played all over the world, in such places as Paris, Berlin, London, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii. 
 
Like all of my guests, Eric did not get a dime for giving us his time. Even coming to the Den of Technology to talk to me before heading to the restaurant to play. If you are so inclined, go to his website, ericverlinde.com, to buy his music or to YouTube to subscribe to his channel.
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Eric’s Website
 
Buy the Firewalker CD and his other CDs on CDBaby
 
Upcoming CDs: with EntreMundos Quarteto and Adrianna Giordano  (Adrianna was on Every Sing for episode 10). 
and another with LaVon Hardison
 
The closing song is from Firewalker, “Bopticos”
 
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Podcast Cover Art by Ken Feisel