Creating Emotion-Rich Vocals | Judy Rodman, Vocal Coach, All things Vocal PodcastJudy Rodman is a return guest as well as an award winning vocal coach, recording artist, author, producer, singer-songwriter and more. I recently caught up with Judy in person in October and it was such a treat.

Judy shares some of the powerful lessons and tips from her recently published book Singing In The Studio which include specialized vocal techniques and insider tips to create quality productions. We even get to hear a clip of the track “Somethin’ Like That” from the album Here We Are by John and Judy Rodman.

We dive deep into technical ways to use your voice, incorporate your body, and create a variety of emotions for the benefit of your audience. Judy shares her take on how to get your music out into the world without compromising your income.

Episode Highlights

We start by talking about how to assess pitch and go on to discuss:

  • Playing with different forms of content (video courses, podcast, ebook, etc.)
  • How to get more out of singers
  • Exercises to create emotion in your vocals
  • Making use of your entire body to create expressive music
  • Understanding when and where to stream your music

Key Points

  • Know who you are talking to. It creates a richer listener experience.
  • Your body impacts your voice. Play around with it.


“When you’re singing in the studio, you’re always a time traveler. We’re singing to an audience that does not exist in the present moment.”—Judy Rodman

“You and I are saying these things to benefit the audience that we know is listening, but we’re not talking directly to them. There is a difference.”—Judy Rodman

“Use your eyes like the person is really in front of you. If you use your eyes, it’ll be like you’re right in front of them. Instead of thinking of something, do something.”—Judy Rodman

Mentioned in this Episode

Judy Rodman Website

Be Smart About Streaming Your Music

John and Judy Rodman

Singing in the Studio… capturing vocal performance magic by Judy Rodman

All Things Vocal

Andrea Bocelli

Judy’s Album

Pledge your support for Unstarving Musician on Patreon

The Unstarving Musician is committed to sharing the best tips and information of other music professionals to help musicians do more of what they love – make music. Our weekly podcasts features in depth discussions with musicians and music space professionals discussing music creation, marketing, and business tips. All this is made possible by the contributions of individuals like you in our shared community who love making music.

Become a Patron!

Patreon is a bit like Kickstarter, but instead of culminating in one large project, it’s a way of crowdfunding ongoing creative endeavors. Patreon also serves as a community site where supporters can communicate and discuss new creations.

Visit the Unstarving Musician Crowd Sponsor Page for more on supporting

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Listen on Spotify
Listen On iHeartRadio
Listen on Google Play Music badge
Listen on YouTube
Listen on Sticher badge


BandZoogle - Musician Websites that Work

This episode is brought to you by Bandzoogle.

From garage bands to Grammy winners, Bandzoogle powers the websites for thousands of musicians around the world.

Plans start at just $8.29/month, which includes hosting and your own free custom domain name. Go to to start your 30 day free trial. Use promo code “robonzo” to get 15% off the first year of any subscription.

*Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase products using these links, I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!