Finding Chest Voice

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about finding your chest voice. The chest voice is a common singing term that refers to your lower register. And it’s so named because if you put your hand here and say, you’ll feel it vibrate in your chest. Now…

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Is Belting Dangerous?

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, we answer the question is belting dangerous? Belt singing is a term usually used for women to differentiate from classical singing. And it’s a very strong chesty, almost yell like sound. Now, there are those that will say this sound is dangerous? And my…

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The Definition Of Mix Singing

Hey there, this is John Henny. And on today’s singing tip, I want to talk about the definition of mix singing. Mix is one of those terms that gets used a lot, but it tends to cause some confusion because it can mean different things to different people. I’m going to give you my definition.…

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Episode 142 – Alexander Mendoza on Being a Working Musical Actor

Being a working musical theatre actor is not just the bright lights of Broadway. There is opportunity working in touring and regional companies in the US and all over the world. Alexander Mendoza has a flourishing career touring the world in musical theatre. In this episode, John and Alex discuss his vocal journey and the…

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Working Through the Vocal Break

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip I want to talk about working through the vocal break. The vocal break is that dreaded area in the singer’s voice, where we tend to either strain or we crack and fall apart. Or Oh, and one of the key ways to get through…

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Why You Need To Listen To The Music

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s video tip, I want to talk about why you need to listen to the music. Singing is such a high-level skill, that it takes a lot of bandwidth in the brain. And we tend to as singers listen to just ourselves when there’s so much information…

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Creating an Emotional Vocal Performance

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about Creating An Emotional Vocal Performance One mistake I see singers make is when they’re trying to find an emotion within the song how to deliver the song emotionally. They’ll just pick something like sad, happy, betrayed. One mistake I…

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Episode 141 – Too Much of a Good Thing

Learning to sing is an evolving process, and you will need to change your approach as you improve. Exercises to help with common beginner problems can get you “stuck” if you continue with them too long. In this episode, John discusses two of the most common “helpful” exercises that can become a hindrance for singers.

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Episode 140 – The Trolls Are Coming For You

Putting yourself out there is an essential step for a singer. Getting your music heard by other than friends or family can give you invaluable feedback from which to improve. But the troll culture is out there, waiting to derail you. And it’s only getting worse. In this episode, John discusses his recent experiences with…

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One Of The Benefits Of Having A Lower Larynx

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip I want to talk about One Of The Benefits Of Having A Lower Larynx. Voice teachers often talk about the benefits of a lower larynx. The larynx is that bump right there in front of the neck. It’s Adam’s apple and a guy. It’s…

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