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.
Great lyricists use words not just for rhyme schemes or emotional context but for musical color.
Finding the right shade and intensity level of a word will boost your singing to a new world of artistic expression.
In this episode, John discusses how to break down a song to find the right vowel shades for balance, intensity, and the highest levels of musical and emotional impact.
The Working Singer with Jamila Ford
Jamila Ford is an experienced singer with a long list of credits, including Seal and the Coachella Festival.
Jamila brings the perspective of a successful working singer to her podcast audience (The Working Singer) and her lucky voice students.
Music Isn't Fair
Just as in life, music and singing will bring disappointments.
Most of these disappointments are not in our control, but that doesn't mean we can't get back on track.
In this episode, John discusses how to handle setbacks and why self-forgiveness can be a powerful step in moving forward.
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.
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)
LOVE this Podcast
I tuned into and subscribed to John’s podcast a few years ago along with a few others. I listened every once in a while but not regularly. During Our Year of Covid, I rediscovered it and I’m going through all of the episodes. It is my favorite of the heap. Henny’s tips, info, and insight is really great and it’s dead on (from my experience of 40 years of singing in bands). There are so many Vocal ‘Maestros’ or vocal charlatans out there (YouTube) that’re really better at Marketing as opposed to singing and discussing singing. BEWARE of these folks because once you’ve damaged your voice, it’s a b*tch to get it back. The Intelligent Vocalist really has some great information, I highly recommend it.
Recommended for singers & teachers at any level
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and expertise, John! Great info, easy to understand, and I strongly encourage my students to listen, too.