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 making is when they decide to make an emotional choice for performance. They’ll just choose something like, sad or happy. It’s just a one-note monochrome emotion. And there’s no…

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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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Fooling Expectations

Hey there, this is John Henny and on today’s vocal tip I want to talk about fooling expectations. Popular Music works in patterns traditionally, verse-chorus or verse pre-chorus, chorus, and you will have repetitive verses and repetitive choruses you keep coming back to the same patterns Now as a singer, you need to set up…

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Episode 139 – The Power of Negative Thinking

We are often encouraged to stay positive – think positive thoughts! But can negative thoughts help us with our singing? Negative reframing is a powerful psychological tool that can help break us out of complacency and setbacks. In this episode, John discusses how to use negative reframing to give yourself a mental boost and to…

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Episode 138 – Stop Comparing!

We all love comparisons – top ten best and worst lists are consistently reliable clickbait. We also love to categorize and compare singers – including ourselves. But the comparison game often leads to frustration loss of motivation. In this episode, John discusses why comparing ourselves to others is often a losing proposition and why you…

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Episode 137 – The Voice of Your Mind

Voice of your mind

A great voice is the product of great thoughts. The delicate balances of singing require precise thoughts to control the many muscles involved in the process. In this episode, John discusses the importance of a clear, focused mind, and how to approach thought in your practice and performance. EPISODE LINKS John Henny YouTube Channel Episode…

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