Episode 144 – Children and Singing with Nikki Loney

Nikki Loney is a well-regarded vocal educator who specializes in teaching young children. In this episode, John and Nikki discuss the debate around children and voice lessons and how to best help your child discover the joy of singing. EPISODE LINKS: The Full Voice Website

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Episode 143 – Breathy Singing

Singers often want to sing in a breathy style – but it is usually done in a way that weakens their vocal performance. What singers often miss is the variety of texture and intensity great singers use when sounding breathy. In this episode, John discusses how and when to sing breathy for maximum musical effect.

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Two Elements of Great Vocal Performance

Hey there, this is John Henny. And on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about the two elements you need to create a memorable Vocal Performance. In any great vocal performance, in fact, in any great catchy song, there are two elements, the familiar and the familiar. Let me explain. If your vocal performance…

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Why You Need to Start Stealing

Hey there. This is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about why you need to start stealing. In light of recent lawsuits, including the Robin Thicke song blurred lines in the Katy Perry song, Dark Horse, there’s a lot of stress about sounding like other songs, even small elements and…

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Why You Need To Open Your Eyes

Hey there, this is John Henny. And on today’s singing tip, I want to talk about why you need to open your eyes. Singers without a lot of performance experience, tend to feel nervousness. And one of the ways that we guard ourselves against this nervousness against this perceived judgment that’s coming from the audience…

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A Big Problem for Singers is Reflux

Hey there, this is John Henny and today I want to talk about one of the bigger problems that singers space in terms of their health and that is reflux. Reflux is an issue I’m sure you’ve heard about where the stomach acid or Pepcid will come up, up the esophagus and basically burn everything…

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Using Vowels To Sing Higher

Hey there, this is John Henny. And in today’s tip, I want to talk about using vowels to sing higher. When attempting to sing higher, you’ve probably done discovered that some words are easier to sing higher than others. And the bottom line is there are certain vowel sounds that acoustically will make it easier…

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Voice Stuck in Throat

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip will talk about getting your voice out of your throat. When going for higher notes and you feel that bit of strain come on, singers will often describe it as feeling as if their voice is stuck in their throat and to a degree…

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Vocal Compression

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, we’re going to talk about vocal compression. What is vocal compression? Well, in order to create a sound wave, your vocal cords need to close over your windpipe and as you start to press the air out, the cords don’t let it go anywhere.…

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The Power of Resonance

Hey there, this is John Henny. And on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about the power of resonance. When we are singing, we need the sound waves that emanate from our vocal cords or vocal folds. To go into these resonant spaces, these acoustic spaces of the throat and mouth, where the size…

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