282 episodes

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.

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny John Henny

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    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

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.

    Beware This Vocal Tip

    Beware This Vocal Tip

    In this episode, John talks about vocal tip trends in social media and the risks of using these tips without foundation in vocal technique fundamentals. 
    Episode Highlights: 
    Navigating vocal tips on social media The shout mechanism and the risk of "over-muscling" in a higher pitch Resonances explained Vowel modification and vowel tuning and the difference between the two To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 22 min
    A Cappella 101 with Rob Dietz

    A Cappella 101 with Rob Dietz

    In this episode, John talks with arranger, vocal percussionist, and author Rob Dietz about his latest book, "A Cappella 101," and how vocal techniques and an understanding of how your voice works will help singers develop their voices.
    Episode Highlights:
    Rob talks about his experience and how it inspired his latest book Vocal drumming explained How understanding formants and vowels will help you create contrast in textures and tone The importance of groove, feel, and articulation        To learn more about Rob Dietz, visit:
    robdietzmusic.com
    To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John’s Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 27 min
    Slow Down!

    Slow Down!

    In this episode, John talks about how trying to keep up with the information coming at us in a continually speeding up world can be overwhelming and distract us from truly connecting with our voices and creativity.
    Episode Highlights: 
    We are in a modern world where it is constantly speeding up, and the rate at which we are navigating all of this fast information affects us all  Slowness nurtures attention, and how speed shatters it How slowing down while you practice your singing can bring together mind-body awareness  Distractions are everywhere, and how to get clarity and focus in your vocal study and open up creativity To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John’s Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 20 min
    Non-Conceptual Singing

    Non-Conceptual Singing

    In this episode, John talks about how concepts and judgment can hold us back from truly experiencing our voices and that learning to let go and embrace being in the moment will enhance our singing and our performance.
    Episode Highlights:
    What are you truly experiencing when you are singing? How labeling or trying to define moments can take you away from the actual experience How to bring more of "being in the moment" into your vocal practice and performance Letting go of pre-conceptions  To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 18 min
    Music Career Reality with Jeffrey Lee Campbell

    Music Career Reality with Jeffrey Lee Campbell

    In this episode, John talks with world-renowned guitarist and author Jeffrey Lee Campbell about his experiences touring with Sting, among others, and his journey as a professional musician.
    Episode Highlights:
    Jeffrey talks about his passion for music and how his feelings of "music or bust" drove his career How touring as a musician is both amazing and, at times, overwhelming Not every musician is cut out to be a performer on tour   What it takes to be a musician at the professional level To learn more about Jeffrey Lee Campbell, visit:
    jeffreyleecampbell.com
    To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 28 min
    The Power of Humility

    The Power of Humility

    In this episode, John talks about how humility and accepting the twists and turns in life and our singing journeys will help us to grow and experience more. 
    Episode Highlights:
    There are times in life when circumstances force you to be humble Resistance to reality can hold you back Success is not a straight line and sometimes not what you think it will be Openness and flexibility can lead you to new opportunities  To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John’s Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:
    johnhenny.com

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

nikkiged ,

Great podcast for singers and teachers

I’m a voice teacher and I’ve met John several times at teacher conferences and he has an amazing ability to take complex concepts and make them simple to understand. My other teacher/singer friend told me she had been listening to his podcast a while back so I followed suit and was hooked! I recommend this podcast to my students who like to get more in depth with their voice knowledge and they Always love it! Super helpful show when I just need a boost with my teaching or singing motivation! Highly recommend!!!!

Essie_sunflower ,

A Well Done Podcast!

I found John Henny’s Youtube channel through a BTS performance review, and checked out the podcast because I have an interest in singing. I scrolled through and quickly found an episode on a topic I have needed help with. The musical education is well balanced with anecdotes that show the experience he must have as a musician and a teacher. The information is presented in an approachable way and is so well communicated that even someone who has never taken a voice lesson in their life can find useful tips. I also appreciate the shorter, succinct format. It is focused and is not intimidating to get into. Highly, highly recommend!!

seanleesikes ,

Thankful for a GIVER LIKE JOHN

As a worker for non profits for years, I have determined that a non profits goal should be to eventually put themselves out of business....You may understand what I’m speaking about if you truly are a GIVER, and only have others best interest at heart. John shares so much excellent information on singing, that if one studies on their own and skillfully practices what is learned, John could eventually put himself out of vocal teaching business!!! John is truly a professional who is intelligent, funny, frank, and a wealth of knowledge! I discovered this podcast only 8 episodes ago...with many more to go! Thank you John Henny, and thank you for your mention of the podcast called the “Inner Singer”. The two podcasts go “hand in hand “! (Sean Sikes from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas)

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