65 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

    • Performing Arts

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 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
    600 Second Singing Ep.4 - Tongue Tension Helpers (part 1 of 507)

    600 Second Singing Ep.4 - Tongue Tension Helpers (part 1 of 507)

    Admittedly, these tongue strategies might be No’s 1 and 2 of 507 because there are so many way in which you can stop that tongue from being a muscular annoyance in your singing. You don’t have to do them all mind! It’s more due to the fact that the singing world are extremely creative! Plus, the root cause of tension is different from one singer to the next. Trying stuff allows you to figure out the cause for yourself and find the exercises that works best.
    Find more in the podcast section of your website: https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/
     

    • 28 min

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