Hosted by world renowned vocal coach John Henny, The Intelligent Vocalist delves into all things singing - from anatomy and vocal science, to performance, lessons, health, artist development and inside industry practices, Join John as he opens the door to the world of singing and gives insights gleaned from his many decades of teaching everyone from beginners to superstars, as well as training other leading voice teachers.
Episode 252 - Stop Listening To This Podcast
In this episode, John talks about when to put the books, podcasts, and study down to take that knowledge you have learned and utilize it to understand your voice better. Science is not perfect, and knowledge is ever-growing Simplifying the science of resonance and pitch is not that simple Knowledge is great, but singing is better - putting it all together Take time to experience your voice without judgment
Episode 251 - The Power of Mistakes
In this episode, John talks about how making "mistakes" can be an opportunity to grow. If you can look at mistakes as signals to adjust, you can positively use these moments to reach your true potential. Mistakes happen, and they happen to me! If mistakes happen, it may be telling you something in your process that needs attention or adjusting How to come back from mistakes and negative self-criticism in your singing Where are your "leaks?"
How to Let Your Voice Soar with Jeff Alani Stanfil
In this episode, John talks with Jeff Alani Stanfill about his vocal journey and how to let your own voice soar.
The inspiration behind Jeff's Let Your Voice Soar audio course and his journey to find the right vocal coach How adjusting vowels and "space" can help a singer to reach higher notes and smooth transitions through bridges Jeff talks about his relationship with David Phelps and developing a master class Finding your own original sound To find out more about Jeff and his courses, visit:
Exploring Your Voice with Chris Liepe
In this episode, John talks with Chris Liepe about exploring your voice, the importance of expression and experiencing your voice freely.
2:40 - Chris talks about what inspired his musical path and teaching style
8:24 - The importance of expression
16:12 - Be willing to fail - it will lead to success
23:06 - Learning vs experiencing
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Setting Goals in the New Year with Tracee Theisen-Henny
In this episode, John talks with Tracee Theisen-Henny about setting goals, accountability, and how to break through overwhelm to be a "productive creative."
The new year can be stressful with setting goals and resolutions for the creative mind Making accountability positive The “now,” “next,” and “necessary” list Celebrating the gain over the gap Organize and edit to keep moving forward Contact Tracee at email@example.com
Singing and Genetics
Why is it easier for some of us to sing while others struggle?
Genetics may be part of the answer.
In this episode, John talks with voice teacher Julie Miles about her work with the genetics company, 23 and Me.
Among the topics covered are:
Is there a pitch matching gene? Why do some of us hesitate to sing for others? Nature vs nurture in singing Tone deafness
So amazing I’ve gone back to Episode 1
This is an incredible resource! I am not a professional singer, but I love to sing. During lockdown I wanted to dedicate time to developing as a singer, so I started listening to this podcast. I am finding them so useful. They are educational and entertaining, and at 20 mins, perfect for getting a concentrated boost in all things “intelligent” singing. I have now gone back and started listening from episode 1 (2015).
This man is a great speaker and communicator. He's also knowledgable. He's lays things out very simply but always leaves me wanting to know more. I keep dipping in trying to specific answers to my questions but each time I come across a new area of the art I haven't considered. Thanks John if you're reading this. I've been singing for 50 years - mostly in earshot of family. Can't believe I've waited this long to discover how my body has been making this sound. Good to hear you have Scottish blood!
John Henny is changing me!
For the better, in my 60’s. I have subscribed for some time since starting my sing journey 3yrs ago as a late bloomer.
I became totally fascinated and immersed with vocal technique which was fine and served me well for a while but latterly has led to frustration and lack of progress,
Having binged listened the last few hours on Johns’s latter podcasts, I am now ready to move to a new stage... I have been urged on occasion to engage in mindfulness, as others observe in me, just what John describes in himself... a restless enquiring mind, ( I call it butterfly... doesn’t settle) with attributes of ADHD..
in the past the only podcasts I would hear were related to aspects of technique.
Today listening to Ep. 145 simply begin again. And then 132 Mindfulness and singing.. I know I am about to move on, and up👍🏻.
My wise young son, home for Christmas after travelling round many countries on a bicycle! Has engaged a lot with mindfulness and highly recommended, the day before I hear John also recommend, Sam Harris guided meditations... I am gonna dive in and am now excited for my singing progress.
Thank you John, so much ☺️... I have your courses, jam packed with technique aspects...
But I have bookmarked many more of the motivational podcasts I am now eager to hear.
I must add #131.Listen to the music... also soo much insight.