Episode 335 – My Current Vocal Rants

In this episode, John dives headfirst into a whirlpool of thoughts, opinions, and outbursts surrounding the voice-teaching community. Episode Highlights: Voice teachers blasting other voice teachers Need for respect for professionals
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Episode 334 – The Machine Model Fallacy

In this episode, John talks about the utilization of models for the voice. He looks into models that serve as tools to decipher intricate systems, particularly highlighting the Machine Model
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Episode 332 – Resonance and Registration

In this episode, John creatively discusses quarter-wave resonators, resonance, and registration. Episode Highlights: The voice is a quarter-wave resonator Sound wave starts at equilibrium until a disturbance is created Nodes are
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Episode 331 – Before You Perform

In this episode, John shares some crucial tips on preparing yourself before every performance and avoiding stage fright. Episode Highlights: It's important to spend enough time in preparation Positive self-talk may
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Episode 330 – The CCM Tenor with Jeff Alani Stanfill

In this episode, John talks with professional singer and vocal coach Jeff Alani Stanfill about the significance of understanding and training the Contemporary Commercial Music Tenor. Episode Highlights: Common struggles faced
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Episode 329 – Sharpen Your Axe

In this episode, John talks about the importance of taking steps to sharpen your skills. Episode Highlights: Plan and prepare Set time to practice Find the right people To learn more about
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Episode 328 – Skill Assessment

In this podcast episode, John discusses how skill assessment can help you celebrate your strengths and work on your weaknesses. Episode Highlights: Singers are vocal athletes Paving your way with your
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Episode 327 – Active Listening

In this episode, John discusses the importance of active listening in improving musicianship and how to develop it. Episode Highlights: Working on rhythm Getting into music theory Expanding your music palette To
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Episode 326 – Embracing Boredom

In this episode, John talks about the importance of embracing boredom. Episode Highlights: The attributes of great musicians Great breakthroughs that come from boredom The mind and body connection To learn more