66 episodes

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!

The Naked Vocalist | Advice and Lessons on Singing Technique, Voice Care and Style - Chris Johnson and Steve Giles Chris Johnson and Steve Giles

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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?

    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!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 59 - Michelle Markwart Deveaux | Online Business Building For Voice Teachers

    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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 58 - Heidi Moss Erickson on Neuroscience | Pitching | Primal Sound

    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 57 - Walt Fritz on Vocal Massage | Manual Therapy | Nocebo

    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!


     


     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    600 Second Singing Ep.6 – Are Your Vocal Exercises Helping or Hurting Your Singing?

    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

    • 34 min
    600 Second Singing Ep.5 - Breathing For Singers 101

    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.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Joshua Willis ,

The great debate

There are many different lessons here and many different ways of opening ones mind to improving technique and tone. I appreciate the low or high larynx podcast the most as it is a great question, as the mechanisim of the larynx has changed from Opera and classical technique to rock and pop, sometimes a low larynx in a power ballad rock song could be damaging to the vocal, and a higher larynx gives you control of the pitch but not a great tone.

I want my mum ,

Absolutely Amazing

Chris and Steve are the funniest guys you'll ever hear! Plus, they have so much knowledge! It's a win win. You'll have fun and learn... now why can't school be like this :(

tickleonthetum ,

Steve and Chris are anatomy geeks and luckily sound good too

Hilarious in parts, these clever wallies bring forth accurate visual descriptions of how singing should work and feel, hence my practice has been more productive and performances more fun. Worth a visit...

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