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Happy holidays to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your loved ones!
There are 3 more days until 2020!
What a year it has been for me and my family. As some of you know I have recently had a major operation. Unfortunately this year has been difficult health wise. I have had to stop my gigs because I wasn’t fit enough to sing.
I had fibroids in my uterus which had to be removed. These are normally non cancerous growth. Luckily mine fell in that category. It was the best Christmas present my family and I received.
Because my fibroid was huge it affected my breathing for singing also my iron levels were low. So I had less energy and constantly fatigued. Even climbing the stairs gave me heart palpitations.
After 4 hours of surgery three blood transfusions I completed my hysterectomy procedure - they removed my uterus along with the fibroid growth. It was a whopping 10kg and 30cm growth.
Because if the vertical cut done on my stomach I now need to build up my singing voice and muscles again.
My aim for 2020 is nourish my body and mind so I can be in tip top condition for my gig in April.
I’ll be singing backing vocals for Sharon Cuneta during her 40th celebration in the music industry.
If you don’t know who Sharon Cuneta is, she is a Filipino singer, actress & television host. Known as one of the most prominent showbiz icons in the Philippines.
I have created a Thriving Singers planner to help me get into peak condition for then and the future. You can use it to help you get into top shape as a singer too!
Today’s podcast will go through the different aspects of this planner and you will be able to download it for free here: https://tinabangel.lpages.co/2020planner/
I didn’t want to overwhelm you with pages and pages of the planner so I have just given it to you as a weekly start. That way you can print it out on the Sunday ready for Monday week 1.
I will be keeping you updated via IG so make sure you follow my stories. We can keep each other accountable.
So let’s get started with the One Voice Thriving Singer planner! 6 weeks of Singing, moving, nourishing and believing.
Being a singer requires you to look after your voice, body, mind and spirit.
So our first page requires you to chart down your week.
Start with week 1 and the date.
Think of 3 goals. These goals are to be short term goals choose something you can achieve within the week also choose a goals that are challenging. Small wins win the race.
Story to banish This may take a while to to realise the story you have been telling yourself. Or it could be a story that you tell yourself all the time and you know is a whole load of BS.An example is I don’t have time to exercise- even if you do 15mins it’s still something. Where in the day can you find 15mins?
How will I move my body?
Movement gets the body and mind started. Physiology makes a huge difference. Do me a favour, try slouching... notice how you feel and what’s running through your mind. Now stand up in a power pose- as if your Wonder Woman. Try this pose for 2 mins and notice how you feel. The way you carry yourself will make a huge difference.
How I’ll nourish my body?
Maybe you’ve indulged yourself these holidays. For me I have had too much Christmas ham, I could feel the water retention in my body. So my focus will be to not add salt to my food and drink more water. How can you nourish your body. What will you feed it?
What I will believe?
Here you can write down what your positive belief will be. Maybe it’s writing down your visualisation. Maybe you believe you are healthy and fit. Or a confident singer on stage.
Write down anything that comes to mind, perhaps how you are feeling? Are you pumped? Are you hopeful?
Each day write down what you plan to focus on -
You can break it up into morning afternoon and evening.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. The idea is to create little wins so you can keep moving forward each day and each week.
Add your date, circle the day and fill out the week.
I suggest you print these pages out on Sunday and pin on your wall where you can see it every day.
What will you focus on today? You can circle one or more depending on your schedule.
Breathing work? This might include exercises. You can visit my free webinar which has a few breathing activities for you to follow.
Performance? This may include watching YouTube footage of your favourite artist so you can gain inspiration.
Vocal can include vocal scales. You may like to focus on scales that build up your strength or perhaps vocal lick.
What exercise have you planned today. Ideally 30mins of movement is beneficial.
Planning the food you will eat the night before or even the week before can be handy. Sunday is normally my meal prep day. I get inspiration from bloggers like Nourish with Renata.
Check her out at this link to see how she meal peeps to stay healthy juggling motherhood and her business.
Normally I chop up my veggies and fruit to save me from doing it during the busy week. I have ready made hummus and veggies for snacks. Nuts are also handy. I have a couple of boiled eggs ready incase I need a pick me up.
I keep myself hydrated with herbal teas and water. It’s a good idea to drink a glass of water at every meal. If you eat 6 small meals a day then that’s 6 glasses taken care of.
Depending of your phase in life you will get ample or little sleep. I guess it’s up to you how you feel in the morning. Some people are ok with 6hrs sleep others like to sleep for 8 hours.
Tracking your sleep will help you figure out what’s good for you and how it affects your day.
I normally listen to and evening mediation. It helps me to sleep well and wake up with good intentions.
I also start my morning with a morning mediation - I wake up at 6 and normally stay in bed and listen to a guided mediation.
Things aren’t always going to fall into place. So maybe you couldn’t fit in an activity - you have to take notice did you want to do that activity in the first place or do you think you can afford to leave it out and do it for another day.
This planner is not designed to make you feel guilty if you didn’t get to do what you wanted to do. It’s designed to open your mind to intention and inspire you to take little steps.
Those steps will add up and help you create that giant leap.
Affirmation: I have included some affirmations to help you feel positive. Say them
Out loud until you feel it in every part of your body and in every cell.
Celebrate! What goals did achieve? What did you do well? What can you improve on. Remember Nothing is failure- it’s all learning!
Hope this will be fun way to start you new year! I know it’s going to help me.
Make sure you tag me in any of your posts or stories @tinabangel #onevoicebeheard
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Many people ask me “When is a good time for my child to learn music.”
I always say that even while your child is in the womb and from birth surround yourself and your baby with music.
Hans Christian Andersen sums it all up “Where words fail, music speaks”
Tap and rock your baby to the steady beat so they learn to internalize it within their bodies. This will in turn help with the ability to walk, bounce balls, cut with scissors.
Here are some ways to help integrate music into your child’s life.
The bottom line is music and dance – within a fun, loving and nurturing environment – can bring a life long happiness and warm memories in your child’s life. What a wonderful start to life!
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Welcome to another episode of OVCCTW podcast! Thank you for chiming in again if you are a regular listener and for those of you who are new thanks for listening!
I hope you enjoy this episode. It’s not the usual structure of my podcast because this interview was taken from my HSC workshop I currently conducted for singers sitting for their High School Certificate here in Sydney.
Jennifer Paige was our guest speaker where she spoke about her Music Mindset experience.
I met Jennifer in 2013 when I travelled to LA with some of my One Voice students who sang at the major theme parks in LA. We met through a mutual course we were doing and She had invited me to her gig. As soon as we landed in LA my uncle took us for lunch at Sizzler then I asked him if he wouldn’t mind driving us to her gig.
It took us 45mins and we found the venue. It was set outdoors in a kind of home and garden franchise, where they served hot chocolate so that was a fun adventure listening to her sing Christmas tunes and entertaining the crowd.
We kept in touch ever since.
Jennifer Paige was the singer of the hit Crush. It’s one of those go to songs you needed to have in your repertoire as a cover band singer.
Enjoy this interview where Jen shares her tips on how to overcome performance anxiety.
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I'm so excited and blessed to have this amazing performer, creator and friend as my guest on my blog. Sharing valuable and entertaining insights into the music industry as only David can! Worth the listen for any performer. I was lucky enough to sing with David in 2012 a song called If you walked away and we will be doing it again this 31st of May at the State Theatre during his Sydney concert.
David Pomeranz is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters and performing artists on the scene today. His songs and recordings have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, earning him a total of 18 Gold and 22 Platinum records, and his live concerts have delighted and inspired millions all over the world.
In 1999, Pomeranz recorded the CD Born For You - His Best And More, a compilation of past and new love songs that became the 13th best-selling album of all time in the Philippines.
Pomeranz's songs include "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs", both recorded by Barry Manilow; and "It's in Every One of Us", which was featured in the TV specials John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together and A Muppet Family Christmas, the Dave Clark musical Time, the film Big, and at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.
His work has been performed by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Phoebe Snow, Freddie Mercury, Richie Sambora, Missy Elliott, The Carpenters, Harry Belafonte, Andrea Marcovicci, Donna Summer, Lillias White, The Hollies and Cliff Richard, and his various songwriting projects have amassed a total of twenty-two platinum and eighteen gold albums.
He also sang the song "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", which was the theme song for the television series Perfect Strangers.
Sydney concert details
31st Of May 2019, State Theatre
Tickets available at TicketMaster.com.au
This episode was brought to you by Singing Mastery Masterclass you can access the free training here: http://tinabangel.com/singingmasterymasterclass
This episode is different from our normal podcast structure. It was a recording of Marlisa's press conference held in Sydney.
Marlisa dives into the songwriting process and inspiration of her new album I am Brave.
I ask her the question I ask all my guests "What does One Voice can change the world mean to you?" also she shares why she thinks Filipinos are great at singing and how can budding singers improve their singing voice.
She is later joined with Taylor Henderson and Makisig Morales who will bring another fun dimension to Marlisa's concert on the 17th of August 2019 held at Blacktown Workers Club brought to you by MENM Productions.
"At the age of only 15, Marlisa stole hearts all over the world during her journey on The X Factor Australia 2014. With a voice to challenge some of the greatest divas Australia has ever produced, it came as no surprise when this sweet Australian/Filipino teenager was victorious in the finale episode. Both likeable and talented, Marlisa has gone from strength to strength since being crowned the youngest X-Factor Winner in the show’s history.
Despite her youth, Marlisa is a seasoned performer. She began singing at a very young age, and quickly followed up performing at events, charity concerts and eisteddfods, impressing local audiences along the way. “I was actually performing alongside my brother, who plays piano, since I was around three years old. My grandmother said she thought I had a real talent and suggested to my parents that they continue to encourage and support me. From then on I used to perform at birthday parties and Christmas parties, and that led onto charity events and competitions.”
Eager – and destined – to audition for the The X Factor, she was previously held back by the minimum age restriction and waited patiently until she was 14. Within months of her audition she was performing in front of industry giants John Legend and her mentor Ronan Keating in New York, dueting on stage with her idol Jessica Mauboy, and winning Australian audiences over with her adorable and endearing presence.
After signing with Sony Music Australia, Marlisa released new music which immediately topped the charts. Her debut single “Stand By You” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 ARIA Awards and was certified Platinum selling over 70,000 copies. The success of the single was followed up with her self-titled album MARLISA(2014), which debuted at #6 on the ARIA albums chart and was also certified Gold.
In early 2018, Marlisa extended her international presence and signed with Star Music Phils (ABS-CBN) as well as Tarsier Records to join other Kapamilya stars. This was followed by the release of two of her new singles ‘Thank You’ and ‘Steel’ as part of her upcoming album release."
I have had the honour to work with Marlisa, together with 3 other wonderful singers, Chelsea Castillo (Australia's got Talent), Bernadette Marquez (All together now) and Mikee De Leon during Sharon Cuneta's concert at the Evan Theatre, Penrith.
Photo credit: Craig Peihopa.
I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as I enjoyed attending the event. Thank you to Sheila Raptis for the invitation.
Here are some photos from the event taken by Bob Reyes.
Sheila Raptis, Marlisa and Ria (Marlisa's mum)
Press from Star Central Magazine,Youth Jukebox on 2RRR, Philippine Community Herald, Radio Tagumpay (Violi Calvert & Criz Guce), Ang Kalatas, One Voice can change the world podcast, SBS (Ronald Manila) and Spotlight Report.
What I mention in the intro:
David Pomeranz & Melissa Manchester concert 31st of May State Theatre
Award winning Australian vocalist and composer, Alyson Murray, is known for juxtaposing elements of soul, RnB and jazz into energetic and captivating music. Alyson completed her Bachelor of Fine Art Contemporary Music in 2015 at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was awarded the Agnes Robertson Contemporary Music Scholarship in her first year.
Alyson featured on various Australian records including 'The Flipside' by Melbourne hip-hop artist, Maundz, and ‘Anotha Dollar Anotha Day’ by Sydney rapper, Rates. Notably, Alyson released her first solo EP entitled ‘Integrity’ in 2013, and singles ‘On My Way’ 2014, ‘Its Taken A While’ and 2018 has seen the release of Alyson's debut album 'Breathe'. Single release from the album 'You Rock My World' an exciting arrangement of Michael Jackson’s hit, received raving reviews internationally on JazzFM UK and NYC and was in the top 10 on Delight FM peoples choice for several weeks, Alyson was interviewed in London on Delight FM by Chris Forbes. ‘You Rock My World’ was also number one on the Roots Record Chats 2018.
''Sassy' a Tribute to Sarah Vaughan' was curated by Alyson in 2018 and was a sell out! Performed at the famous Melbourne venue, Paris Cat jazz Club and during the Melbourne Jazz Festival ‘Sassy’ featured New York saxophonist Marcus Strickland. It has been toured internationally at Minton’s Playhouse Harlem, New York and also in Montreal, Canada at Diese Onze.
In 2019 Alyson Murray has been booked to perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre on International Woman’s Day to celebrate her new album.
Elysa V made headlines when featured on XFactor UK 2017. She was scouted in the Philippines lived there for 10 months while signed to Ivory Music and Video.
After guesting on a number of Filipino TV shows and Radios stations Elysa decided continue her Bachelor of Music Degree Major in Music Production. She will continue releasing original music with Ivory Music and Video.
You can follow Elysa V here:
You can find her original song on our One Voice can change the world Spotify Playlist
To book a vocal lesson with Tina Bangel visit www.tinabangel.com