Episode 157 – Brute Force Learning

Brute force learning is a concept taken from computing. The idea is to approach a problem or area of learning from multiple angles. With singing, it can be highly beneficial to get a wide array of sources to increase your understanding and skill. In this episode, John discusses how brute force learning has helped him…

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Episode 156 – Within and Without

The poet, David Whyte, has a beautiful poem entitled, The Bell and the Blackbird. The verse speaks of the pull to deep inner work and the contrasting pull to take our wares to the outside world. This contrast is a constant pull for the artist – how much more do I need to practice? Am…

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Episode 155 – The Acoustics of Belting

Belting is the high-wire act of singing. To vocalize intense high notes while not falling into vocal stress and shouting requires a precise balancing of resonances. In this episode, John discusses the acoustic aspect of belting, to help you better navigate this sought after vocal skill.

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Episode 154 – Singing on Tour with Mindy Pack

Mindy Pack is a leading celebrity voice teacher who is steeped in the latest voice science. In this episode, Mindy gives her best advice for staying healthy on the road, as well as her approach to straw-based phonation. EPISODE LINKS: Mindy’s Website Voice Straw

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The Power Of Patience

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip I want to talk about the power of patience. Singing is a very high-level skill that takes time and it takes time for all of the coordination and the skills to work their way into your voice and also, especially if you are a…

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Don’t Like The Sound Of My Voice Vocal Tip

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about not liking the sound of your own voice titles. As a voice teacher, I’ve heard it many times, I don’t like the sound of my own voice and part of the reason is we don’t hear ourselves the way…

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Get Clear About Your Singing Goals

Hey there this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip I want to talk about why you need to get clear about your singing goals.  It can be a challenge to set aside time every day for vocal practice, to set aside the time and money to get vocal lessons and unless you have…

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Episode 153 – The Top Ten Episodes of 2019

2019 was a year of explosive growth for The Intelligent Vocalist. The monthly downloads have tripled in just the past 12 months alone. John looks back at this past year and recaps the ten most popular episodes. EPISODE LINKS: Dr. Reena Gupta

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Episode 152 – How to Sing In Tune

Singing in tune is an essential skill for singers (autotune aside).  If you struggle with pitch, you may think you are tone deaf (don’t worry, it’s very rare), but you may be a bit tone shy. In this episode, John discusses effective ways to build your ear and the ability to match pitch and sing…

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Episode 151 – Mind and Heart with Voice Science Works

We all want pure emotion in singing, but we also need to control and analyze our instrument to effectively deliver this emotion. How do we find a balance? In this episode, John once again welcomes Laurel Irene and David Harris of Voice Science Works to discuss how they fuse the mind and heart, as well…

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