Episode 126 – Using Your Eyes

The eyes are indeed the window to the soul, and the secret to emotionally capturing and moving an audience. In this episode, John discusses how to use your eyes to impact an audience and to help raise your vocal performances to new heights. EPISODE LINKS Carole D’Andrea Singing Performance Classes

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Episode 125 – Singing in BELTinese

High, intense belting requires finely-tuned resonance, otherwise, the results can be disastrous. In this episode, John discusses the concept of BELTinese – the language adjustments necessary to sing thrilling high notes with balance and ease.

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Episode 124 – How to Make Rapid Singing Improvement

The voice is an incredibly tricky instrument, and there are periods when our improvement can seem to stall or even go in the opposite direction. In this episode, John discusses how to create a routine that can help propel your voice to the next levels.

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Episode 123 – Information Overload

Voice science is advancing our understanding of singing by leaps and bounds – but it’s also becoming a bit overwhelming. In this episode, John looks at the role of knowledge in singing and why an overreliance on science can be a problem.

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Episode 122 – The Crumbling Walls

East is East and West is West – so went the Kipling poem and opposing voice teacher camps. But now the walls between educators are crumbling as science and knowledge are creating a common language and understanding. In this episode, John discusses the bridges between the classical and contemporary voice teachers and why it’s a…

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Episode 121 – Your Two Voices

We are born with two voices – one that flips into high falsetto and one that can speak and yell. These voices work great for communicating, cheering, or calling for help. But for singing strong high notes? Not so much. In this episode, John discusses these two natural voices and why we need to navigate…

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Episode 120 – Your Brain on Singing

Singing is a skill that can frustrate even the most gifted musicians. Part of the problem is the tenuous connection between our brain and instrument. In this episode, John discusses how to approach your brain and singing, and how the right thoughts can help you improve as a singer.

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Episode 119 – Singing and Diet

We are surrounded at all times by incredibly cheap and tempting foods that are destroying our health and lifespan. In this episode, John discusses how to eat for maximum creative health and energy so you can keep singing and teaching for years to come. EPISODE LINKS: Healthspan Solution Book

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Episode 118 – High Note Mistakes

Higher and Louder! The battle cry of singers everywhere. Singing higher is an important skill, and there are common mistakes singers make when attempting to increase their upper range. In this episode, John reveals the most significant mistakes and how to avoid them. EPISODE LINKS: Free Straw Warmups Course

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Episode 117 – Nasal Sounding Voice?

A nasal sounding voice is a common complaint of singers. In this episode, John discusses what is (and isn’t) a nasal voice and gives some simple methods for making your voice sound richer and more natural. EPISODE LINKS: IVTOM Conference

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