Category Archives: Podcast

John Henny shares his vocal tips and techniques in his Intelligent Vocalist podcast.

Episode 14 – Your Voice and Hydration

Proper hydration is absolutely essential for a healthy speaking and singing voice, but how can you make sure your voice is properly hydrated? In this episode, John covers both how to best hydrate your voice through your body as well as your environment. He also covers one of the most effective devices he has found to…

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Episode 13 – What About Breathing?

Breathing, another controversial singing subject (what isn’t?).  We can all agree breath is essential to singing, but you obviously know how to breath, and are probably doing it now, so why is singing so different? There are different schools of thought on the subject, and some teachers make breathing the most important thing in singing.…

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Episode 12 – Having a Healthy Speaking Voice


In this episode, John explains how to get and maintain a healthy speaking voice, and why it is essential for all singers to work on this.  Learn best practices and simple exercises you can use to get your best voice.

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Episode 11 – Can Everyone Learn to Sing?

This is one of the questions voice teachers get asked the most.  People are fascinated by singers, and would love to be able to do it, but don’t think they can ever learn. John goes into his past experience with students, and explains how those with very little natural ability were able to become proficient,…

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Episode 10 – Is Vocal Technique Necessary

The passing of the great David Bowie is a great loss to the artistic community. In this episode, John reflects on one of Bowie’s greatest vocal recordings, “Heroes,” and looks into the debate of vocal technique versus vocal performance.  John gives his thoughts on how to strike a proper balance between giving your all in…

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Episode 9 – Classical vs Contemporary Voice Lessons

Voice teachers are often divided into two camps: classical and contemporary.  There are often disagreements between these groups, sometimes it’s not pretty. In this episode, John looks at the two major voice camps and gives his thoughts on some controversial points – specifically singers who are studying classically, but want to sing contemporary musical theatre…

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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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