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.
How to Assess the Voice with Chris Johnson
Teachers and singers often struggle to fix a vocal issue because the root cause has been misdiagnosed or missed completely.
Making a proper assessment of your or a student's voice is an essential step in finding your way forward.
In this episode, John talks with Chris Johnson of the Naked Vocalist podcast on his detailed assessment method and how you can more accurately discover what's happening in the singing voice.
Breaking Down a Practice Session
It can be difficult to know what to practice, especially if you are having a bad vocal day.
In this episode, John breaks down a recent practice session and how he analyzed and corrected his vocal issues
Fixing a Thin Sounding Voice
A full, rich-sounding voice is highly sought after by singers.
But what if you find your voice to be thin or nasal?
In this episode, John explains what causes a thin tone and his best tips to make your voice fuller and richer.
Do I Have Talent?
Almost every creative endeavor carries the question, "am I good enough? Do I have talent?"
This feeling of not being good enough has caused many worthy voices to stumble and go quiet.
In this episode, John discusses the role of talent in singing and why your fear of not being talented enough should never stop you from expressing yourself.
Calming Your Chattering Brain
Our minds can be a terrible place to live. Constant chatter, worry, and criticism are the opposite of what we need to practice and create music with our voice.
In this episode, John discusses how to calm the mind and find a state of flow to help you practice and sing at your best.
Don't Fear Your Chest Voice
Getting stuck in chest voice or the lower register is a common problem for developing singers. Much work is devoted to lightening this part of the voice to reduce yelling and strain on higher notes.
But many singers develop a fear of their chest voice and avoid its full power for fear of overloading and straining their voice.
In this episode, John discusses the need to initially get the chest voice under control and then bring it back in for vocal richness and power.