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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

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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!

    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
    600 Second Singing Ep.3 - Exercises To Prepare You For A Massive/Better Range

    600 Second Singing Ep.3 - Exercises To Prepare You For A Massive/Better Range

    This podcast is not a quick fix for high notes. The truth about quick fixes is that they only really work when there are parts of your voice that are present already. Vocal registers being one of them. So, high notes are not going to be easy if you haven't really explored your falsetto at all, yet so many singers want to know how to skip this detail. Well, you can’t. At least not without some external and unhelpful muscle getting involved, which will burn you in the long run.
    It doesn't matter if you're beginner or professional. Going back to basics is a great thing for any voice, so join us for the range groundwork.
    Tons more stuff on our website: https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

    • 21 min
    600 Second Singing Ep.2 - Exercises we couldn't live without for reducing vocal tension

    600 Second Singing Ep.2 - Exercises we couldn't live without for reducing vocal tension

    In near enough ten minutes (LOL). In this episode we briefly cover a couple of our favourites for a more relaxed set of vocal cords: the shake and the Y-buzz. Tune in and let us know if they work for you!
    For more, join us at https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

    • 21 min
    600 Second Singing Ep.1 - The Best Way To Achieve Mixed Voice

    600 Second Singing Ep.1 - The Best Way To Achieve Mixed Voice

    Welcome to 600 Second Singing, Episode 1! Today we are rattling on about mixed voice!
    But first, an explanation about this new 'series'....
    There is often a leeetle bit of time in-between our full length guest podcasts. To fill that gap, we thought we would do regular ‘mini’ podcasts featuring listener questions. Fortunately, we get many singing queries via our website and Facebook messenger so there was no shortage of inspiration!
    You can find full video and blog for this episode at:

    https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/600-second-singing-1

    • 22 min

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