Each month, The Naked Vocalist will delve into the world of singing with industry experts, questions from listeners and specialist episodes. The topics are wide and range from singing technique, style, health, performance, teaching and careers.
Hosted by VIP authorised instructors Chris Johnson & Steve Giles, the podcast holds nothing back and aims to give valuable and cutting edge techniques and advice helpful to singers at any stage of their development.
Hopefully you will enjoy the series and find it useful. Please do leave us a star rating and/or review if like the show. Thank you!
Episode 60 - COVID | When Can I Sing In Someones Face Again?
As we seem to be coming out of this mess, when can we expect to get back to singing together? We invite two scientists to come and give you their take on how the singing world is going to move forward. Listen to find out more!
Episode 59 - Michelle Markwart Deveaux | Online Business Building For Voice Teachers
Today we thought we would devote an entire episode to the world of voice teachers. After all, COVID has messed up A LOT of diaries and we want to help you get back to capacity in this new world of 'online coaching'. Essentially, going from in person to online coaching needs a big shift in approach, but once you understand it you can flourish again.... without a pandemic trashing things again!
You can find out more about Michelle here: https://www.faithculturekiss.com
Episode 58 - Heidi Moss Erickson on Neuroscience | Pitching | Primal Sound
Join us as we host the brilliant vocal coach and scientist Heidi Moss Erickson. We'll be talking about the neuroscience of pitch matching and how we can use science to improve our tuning, how the brain connects to the vocal folds and what that means to our approach, aaaaaaaand the planned aspect of primal (or not so primal) sound.
Episode 57 - Walt Fritz on Vocal Massage | Manual Therapy | Nocebo
Walt has trained thousands of voice professionals, speech therapists, ENTs and vocal coaches in manual therapy techniques for voice. Originally a myofascial release champion, Walt now sees the world of touch through a different lens, leaving big questions as to how and why massage REALLY works.... it's not all as it seems.
He also shares self-help tips on jaw, neck, larynx and traps that you can experiment with till your hearts content!
600 Second Singing Ep.6 – Are Your Vocal Exercises Helping or Hurting Your Singing?
It's a common thing right? Scales go well, songs go, umm, not so well.
There might be some nifty ways for you to work out why that is and eventually solve it. Steve and Chris look into the ways which the brain and body learn skills and transfer them on to similar tasks. They also give you a few ideas as to how you can start to construct scales that are actually more like songs, which helps drag the benefits over from the exercises!
For more, go to https://www.thenakedvocalist.com
600 Second Singing Ep.5 - Breathing For Singers 101
This episode is an intro to breathing fro singers. Is it important? Why might it be irrelevant? What's with chest breathing vs belly breathing? We tackled all these questions right here.
I am a student of vocal pedagogy and this podcast is so helpful to help clarify and expand on my studies. They have so much knowledge and deliver it in really fun way. Thanks guys!!
What I’ve been looking for!
Holy moly! WHY didn’t I find this podcast earlier!!!!
As a lecturer, teacher and performer I really enjoy being able to consistently up skill and continue to learn and hone my craft and this podcast is exactly what I’ve been looking for! These guys present incredible information in such a fun and absorbable (hahaha what a word) way! I cannot recommend listening to this enough!!!
It’s an every day ritual for me now!!!!!
These guys are just brilliant! I would never have access to all this wonderful knowledge if it wasn't for these 2. Great for singers and teachers. Full of differing and insightful knowledge and experience. Thank you for doing what you do! Much appreciated from Australia :)