Category Archives: Intelligent Vocalist Podcast

John Henny shares his vocal tips and techniques in his Intelligent Vocalist podcast.

Episode 106 – Voice Science Works Part 2

This continued conversation with Laurel Irene and David Harris of Voice Science Works delves into judgment culture, the emotion of singing, as well as our evolving understanding of vocal registers. EPISODE LINKS: Voice Science Works Vocal Registers

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Episode 105 – Voice Science Works Part 1

Join John as he talks with Laurel Irene and David Harris of Voice Science Works. Topics covered include the importance of voice science, how neuroscience and singing, and the learning mindset. EPISODE LINKS: VoiceScienceWorks.org How the Brain Learns by David Sousa The Body Keeps Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

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Episode 104 – Let’s Sing Stupid

Learning to sing involves breaking down and examining the voice – which can lead to overthinking and self-criticism. In this episode, John discusses why you need to keep finding the joy and to occasionally “sing stupid!”

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Episode 103 – What is Falsetto?

Falsetto is an often misunderstood part of the voice. Do women have falsetto? What is happening in the voice? How do I find falsetto? Are there different kinds? In this episode, John answers these questions as well as some tips on how to get effective falsetto in your own singing.

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Episode 102 – How Much Should I Practice?

Singers are often unsure how much to practice on a daily basis. There are a number of variables that come into play, and each singer is different. In this episode, John discusses guidelines to make your practice productive and positive.

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Episode 101 – Essential Muscle Balance

The balancing of tiny, unseen muscles is critical for singing, but these coordinations can be tricky. In this episode, John explains the muscles of pitch – how they work and how they need to balance for powerful singing.

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Episode 100 – The Developing Singer

When first starting to sing, there are usually major technical skills that need to be developed.  Once a baseline level of technique is established, there is a new mountain to climb – the mountain of musicianship. In this episode, John discusses the path to singing mastery and the skill sets you should be aware of…

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Episode 99 – The Future Looks Bright

The world of voice teaching has often been fractured, with various camps, methods, and disciplines, keeping a sense of distance from each other. In recent years, a new crop of teacher has emerged who is embracing different styles and methods, as well as working closely with science and medicine. In this episode, John discusses these…

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Episode 98 – Embrace the Struggle

If only it were easier – but it rarely is. Being a creative, an artist, a musician is to invite constant obstacles and setbacks. These roadblocks can sideline us, even cause some of us to give up completely. In this episode, John discusses the inevitable struggles you will face and how to find inspiration and…

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Episode 97 – Don’t Get Brain Hacked

Technology, the internet, and even social media can be wonderful tools for the singer…..until they are not. Many of these tools have been engineered to distract and steal away your time and attention – leaving you less time and energy for singing and creative pursuits. In this episode, John discusses how to control your digital…

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