Category Archives: Intelligent Vocalist Podcast

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

Episode 18 – Learn to Sing From YouTube?

People use YouTube to learn how to do all sorts of things, and singing is no exception. There are literally thousands of free singing lessons on YouTube, but can you actually learn to sing from them? In this episode, John Henny breaks down how to use YouTube to your best advantage, and what mistakes to…

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Episode 17 – How to Choose Songs

In this podcast John goes into the three reasons to sing any song. He also delves into how you should choose your material to help grow and strengthen your voice, and why some songs may not be the best choice. Don’t waste your precious practice time with songs that aren’t serving your vocal goals.

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Episode 16 – How to Sing Higher

The number one goal for most beginning singers is to expand their current range, however if done incorrectly, a huge number of vocal issues can occur. In this episode John explains how the voice can get those elusive high notes and gives some simple exercises to get you started on the right path to singer…

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Episode 15 – Having a Singing Career

A career in singing is a dream shared by many, but so few achieve this elusive goal. In this episode, John discussing the different types of career path, and the skills you need in each one. John also gives singers looking for a recording career some vital tips to getting started, and how to begin…

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Episode 14 – Your Voice and Hydration

Proper hydration is absolutely essential for a healthy speaking and singing voice, but how can you make sure your voice is properly hydrated? In this episode, John covers both how to best hydrate your voice through your body as well as your environment. He also covers one of the most effective devices he has found to…

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Episode 13 – What About Breathing?

Breathing, another controversial singing subject (what isn’t?).  We can all agree breath is essential to singing, but you obviously know how to breath, and are probably doing it now, so why is singing so different? There are different schools of thought on the subject, and some teachers make breathing the most important thing in singing.…

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Episode 12 – Having a Healthy Speaking Voice

In this episode, John explains how to get and maintain a healthy speaking voice, and why it is essential for all singers to work on this.  Learn best practices and simple exercises you can use to get your best voice.

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Episode 11 – Can Everyone Learn to Sing?

This is one of the questions voice teachers get asked the most.  People are fascinated by singers, and would love to be able to do it, but don’t think they can ever learn. John goes into his past experience with students, and explains how those with very little natural ability were able to become proficient,…

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Episode 10 – Is Vocal Technique Necessary

The passing of the great David Bowie is a great loss to the artistic community. In this episode, John reflects on one of Bowie’s greatest vocal recordings, “Heroes,” and looks into the debate of vocal technique versus vocal performance.  John gives his thoughts on how to strike a proper balance between giving your all in…

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Episode 9 – Classical vs Contemporary Voice Lessons

Voice teachers are often divided into two camps: classical and contemporary.  There are often disagreements between these groups, sometimes it’s not pretty. In this episode, John looks at the two major voice camps and gives his thoughts on some controversial points – specifically singers who are studying classically, but want to sing contemporary musical theatre…

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