Episode 8 – Why Your Voice Cracks

In this episode you will learn about vocal registers and why they cause the dreaded cracks and breaks in the singing voice. John also tackles some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding vocal breaks. Understanding why these breaks occur is one of the best ways to begin to correct them. 

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Episode 7 – Should I Sing Scales?

There has been a move in recent years to denigrate singing scales, even accusing their use of hampering your vocal progress. John has his own opinion of singing scales, and how you can best use them in your own practice. John also shows you how to move from scales to sings more smoothly, eliminating a major…

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Episode 6 – The Basics of Vocal Health

Vocal health might be a somewhat unglamorous list of dos and don’ts, but it is a major part of being a good singer.   John explains key points you need to know to keep yourself healthy and to make sure your voice lasts. Understand key foods, medications, and lifestyle choices that can create serious problems…

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Episode 5 – Why You Need to Understand Resonance

Vocal resonance really is the difference between sounding awful, sounding just okay, or being absolutely amazing.  Resonance acts as the filter and the amplifier for the sound waves you create, and correctly adjusting your resonance is a must for good singing. John breaks down this complex subject into easy to understand bites.  Join him in this…

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Episode 4 – Why You Aren’t Singing In Tune

Do you struggle with pitch?  Are you worried you might be tone deaf?  In this podcast John explains the main causes of singing out-of-tune and how to correct them. Struggling with pitch is an almost certainty if you are not using correct technique.  John gives you the understanding to fix these issues and to get…

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Episode 3 – How the Vocal Cords Work

As a singer, understanding the vocal cords is an important part of learning your instrument, yet so few singers really know how they work.   In this episode, John breaks down the anatomy and function of the vocal cords in easy to understand language, in order to give you greater knowledge and control over your singing.…

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Episode 2 – Choosing a Voice Teacher

Finding the right voice teacher is critical for your future success as a singer.  What are the most important things to look for when choosing a teacher?  You might be surprised at John’s answers. The voice teaching industry is marketed like any other.  In this episode, John helps you see what is hype and what…

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Episode 1 – The Greatest Secret of Singing

In any skill there is usually one technical shift that can bring a big change. In this episode, John reveals his one technical trick and how it has helped bring about big changes in singer’s abilities to hit higher notes and remove strain. The reasons why this “trick” works are also explored, including what is…

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What Singers Must Know About Breathing

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Breathing is one of the most misunderstood and debated elements of singing, even amongst voice teachers. Get a roomful of teachers, bring up breathing, and watch the fireworks commence. “Give it more support!” “Sing on the breath.” “Sing from your diaphragm!” The list goes on. I believe almost all teachers are going after the same…

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Episode 00 – Introduction to the Intelligent Vocalist Podcast

In this introductory episode, renowned Los Angeles voice instructor John Henny gives you the lowdown on the show’s philosophy, what you can expect from future episodes, and why he’s doing this in the first place. The Intelligent Vocalist explores singing on every level.  It is based on the idea that the more you know about the…

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