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  • Hey, guys, for today's video podcast, which, by the way, I'm so excited I can post one again.

  • Spend forever.

  • I think August was the last one we posted.

  • I'm going to invite my friend Katie today, so we're going to talk a lot about some really cool things.

  • She is one of those people you would imagine meeting in Nashville.

  • She's part of the music industry here.

  • She's trained a lot of singers that you've probably heard before, and it's just cool because she's a vocal coach and she tours.

  • And she also does vocal producing here in Nashville.

  • So really cool.

  • And it's interesting to hear her perspective when it comes to personal style, because we talk a lot about that here on this channel.

  • But she's gonna talk about in regards to the voice a lot, so that came up a lot today, and I just wanted to share her with you guys because she's been just an awesome friend.

  • So let's get started.

  • Yeah, da Vinci.

  • That's like when we talked about names for like what I like to have as an artist.

  • One.

  • Yeah, um, Da Vinci has been like a last name idea for a while because of different reasons.

  • Um, one of them being my my great grandfather came over from Italy, and his last name was Leonardo.

  • So yeah, um, and he never knew that he had a daughter so way, but they we found we tracked him down.

  • Like after he had already died in everything he had died from diabetes, much like my mom, my grandmother and my mom has diabetes.

  • I really have to be careful.

  • Yeah, but anyways, they were all in the medical field.

  • My grandmother was in the medical field.

  • They were so similar in the way they wrote was exactly the same.

  • Their eyes air the big brown eyes is from him on and get out.

  • Yeah, like we have his documents for, like, his passport and everything.

  • Anyways, that's like one of the things is that when my grandma had Alzheimer's, she thought that, um his last name was Divinci and he she liked told everybody at the rest home.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Just like yes, it has been neatly knotted tea.

  • Oh, amazing.

  • Have you been like, Do you know what part of Italy though?

  • Yeah, it's they came out of Naples.

  • Ok, That's where they departed.

  • But they were from a little medieval town.

  • Pietramala.

  • Okay, And I don't know, I just always wondered me Answer.

  • That's a beautiful name s Oh, my aunt goes to Italy probably six times a year.

  • Um, she So her first husband was horrible, abusive, verbally, emotionally just drug addict, Just terrible second husband, You know, God can God does redeem all things and he's just Dr like more just, like, reserved in every single way.

  • But she's been brute, like gets him out of his comfort zone.

  • But Italy has always had her heart.

  • So she's like, almost fluid in Italian.

  • But she when she would start going over there, she wouldn't stay at hotels.

  • She would stay.

  • There's like this thing online where families will host you.

  • And so that's how.

  • And she's made so many friends all over Italy.

  • Eso Yeah, I should go.

  • Yeah, with her.

  • Or she consented.

  • Like you information of a family to stay with.

  • You can see that region.

  • Yeah, well, if the Talbots everyone and come with us when we travel, we just have to figure out, had a song counted toddler way, or we'll have to just be like, okay?

  • What private jet can we borrow?

  • But we're good.

  • Okay, So we're gonna start with some liberals are really e o e o.

  • Um, no, I think it's really fun, though, whenever I'm in a lesson with you, Like the first time that we did a lesson and we made, like, all those noises and fun sounds I'm like, Oh, we're definitely gonna be good friends.

  • Wear comfortable, literally make the weird noises.

  • I will always remember my first lesson calling my mom before being like there's no way Hyung guards greener.

  • I'm gonna make these noises anteria teaching them and doing that every single thing on now my son doesnt d'oh!

  • Right.

  • I've heard him every now and then.

  • It's great too, because I've got the recording, so I'll be just doing at my house and stuff.

  • And I'm like, my neighbors are definitely not ever gonna talk to Mason.

  • At least you didn't live at Worthen.

  • Well, literally so thin that on one complain about that place that they were Syria, and I'm over here like, luckily on one side, this guy Andy, he was He's such a good neighbor who's so funny.

  • So he was cool with it.

  • Yeah, but we'd never talked to our other neighbors.

  • Just they avoided us whenever.

  • What I all right?

  • That's the girl.

  • That meo crazy cat lady, I guess.

  • Hey, I don't think you can actually move to Nashville, though, and not expect loud and crazy like that was the first thing about when we were here.

  • It was our first night.

  • We moved from, like, our quiet Virginia mountain to, like all the sirens and the trains and just, you know, the commotion of a big city.

  • And we're like, Okay, so this is it, right?

  • So it is.

  • It's so crazy when you're used to being out there.

  • Yeah.

  • And then, like, you're in the hustle and bustle of it all.

  • Yeah, it's unique, but I love it like it's fun.

  • The pace of it.

  • And also just like how tighten it National seems.

  • Yeah, like you guys have talked about that too.

  • With how, with music, like the music community seems to be really tightened.

  • Yeah, it's so it's so tight in, like, a good way.

  • But then also, if you're kicked out, if you're out, out like, I gotta work hard to get back in?

  • Sure.

  • But I know that we professions lot.

  • Thio Yeah, absolutely.

  • Yeah.

  • That one singer that you showed that your coaching Who was 15 14 Fort crazy, right?

  • Yeah.

  • She was like, Katie, can we work on this run from burlesque?

  • And I was like, Yes, I've never seen the movie, actually, Yeah.

  • So I had to pull it up on YouTube.

  • And it's, you know, Cristina angular doing one of her crazy runs.

  • And I was like, Okay, here we go and have to slow it down to, like, ear it out on the piano.

  • So I start slowing it down for her, cause you can on the YouTube, like, go to the settings and do a slower mode, which helps a lot.

  • And so she, like, did the 1st 1 And I was like, Madden, you're nuts.

  • This is amazing.

  • Ah, so we had fun?

  • Yeah.

  • It's like we're all word is being divas today.

  • Just doing looks and runs.

  • That's amazing.

  • Like the fun.

  • I don't know, like it wasn't even expected either to hear how she could just, like, hit all of those different notes Toe and her mix was good too, which I learned a lot about from Yeah, where you can.

  • I mean, you can speak to it more than I could.

  • Yeah, just the blending of chest voice and head voice.

  • It's just, you know, sometimes you get you.

  • It's easy to get locked into that, Um, which with her specifically it's been fun because she is so young.

  • So she's able to break those habits like the bad habits sooner than us starting as adults, a stairs or even speakers if we're speaking bad and or we have a poor, like talking boys that just really weak or too big.

  • So it's been fun with her cause she's just all about just anything theatric and big, and she just goes for it, no matter what, she has no fear of messing up.

  • So it's been really fun, and she just locks into that.

  • And when she does, her eyes just light out like the best feeling ever having her face.

  • Yeah, it's so good.

  • So you were around that age too, though, right when you started, I was 17.

  • Yeah, um, so I was always singing in my bedroom.

  • My mom would always have to come back like turn it down.

  • Yeah, And so I was singing.

  • And then I started lessons with Brett, who was my mentor in the coach that I studied under Brett Manning when I was 17.

  • And so I went in being like I have a Mariah Carey song, I wanna sing.

  • And he was like, Okay, then I was just trying to sing big, you know, just trying t yell it.

  • And then with his technique, he was able to show me, Doesn't have to be so hard to sing it.

  • He I saw a video of him saying he has the highest male voice I think I've ever is crazy.

  • He gets into a nasal tones.

  • Yeah, like when I was when I was at the studio, on music row, teaching he be going in the halls and especially on a good vocal day.

  • Of course, you're just hearing like we sound like a zoo, just like noises.

  • Yeah, everywhere.

  • But he'd be like Katie, and he did do some crazy whistle tone on like, but you're over 50 in your voice is just but he's he's the master of the voice.

  • He'll always be him and Seth Riggs.

  • Seth is who he learned from okay and was mentor by and he taught Michael Jackson wouldn't Houston, Um Courtney love all you know, so many voices.

  • I think he's still coaching as well.

  • But, um, but Brett added in more like an edge coordination that we've worked on before that helps get a delicate sound with the voice of delicate coordination.

  • So I brought will always be the master of the voice to me.

  • Yeah, it was incredible.

  • Well, it's is unique to like, you know, we talked a lot about, like, those weird sounds and stuff, but it all is to you're you know, how to make those sounds when your little yeah, and so it's just a matter of applying it.

  • Yeah, into whatever you're singing.

  • Exactly.

  • Yeah, exactly.

  • It's just you're not only gonna use one part of your voice like you have, you have these vocal cords that have all sorts of coordination up and down, and so we don't just talking like one part right down here.

  • You use like all of it.

  • And obviously his kids were like all emotion.

  • Yes, just out playing.

  • Mommy!

  • Mommy, honey, What?

  • E o i e c.

  • Have your baba very proud of you.

  • He's 18 months now.

  • He's 22.

  • Moley guy.

  • Okay, 21.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah, he turns to Wow.

  • Yeah, that's cool.

  • I love it and hate it all together.

  • He's awesome.

  • Was so fun.

  • He has so much like energy to, like, obviously little kids a lot of time.

  • But he has so much, though, like, compared to, like, even some of my nephews.

  • Um, that Well, I guess the nephews I'm thinking they always have.

  • They always had so many older siblings that probably wear amount within a few hours.

  • Yeah, in Elijah doesn't He just goes, just goes and goes.

  • And it goes I love, which is great.

  • Makes