100 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.

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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.

    Episode 157 - Brute Force Learning

    Episode 157 - Brute Force Learning

    Brute force learning is a concept taken from computing. The idea is to approach a problem or area of learning from multiple angles.

    With singing, it can be highly beneficial to get a wide array of sources to increase your understanding and skill.

    In this episode, John discusses how brute force learning has helped him and why it might very well work for you.

    • 13 min
    Episode 156 - Within and Without

    Episode 156 - Within and Without

    The poet, David Whyte, has a beautiful poem entitled, The Bell and the Blackbird. The verse speaks of the pull to deep inner work and the contrasting pull to take our wares to the outside world.

    This contrast is a constant pull for the artist - how much more do I need to practice? Am I ready to perform for others?

    In this episode, John discusses finding this balance to grow as an artist and singer.

    • 21 min
    Episode 155 - The Acoustics of Belting

    Episode 155 - The Acoustics of Belting

    Belting is the high-wire act of singing. To vocalize intense high notes while not falling into vocal stress and shouting requires a precise balancing of resonances.

    In this episode, John discusses the acoustic aspect of belting, to help you better navigate this sought after vocal skill.

    • 20 min
    Episode 154 - Singing on Tour with Mindy Pack

    Episode 154 - Singing on Tour with Mindy Pack

    Mindy Pack is a leading celebrity voice teacher who is steeped in the latest voice science.

    In this episode, Mindy gives her best advice for staying healthy on the road, as well as her approach to straw-based phonation.

    • 32 min
    Episode 153 - The Top Ten Episodes of 2019

    Episode 153 - The Top Ten Episodes of 2019

    2019 was a year of explosive growth for The Intelligent Vocalist. The monthly downloads have tripled in just the past 12 months alone.

    John looks back at this past year and recaps the ten most popular episodes.

    • 20 min
    Episode 152 - How to Sing In Tune

    Episode 152 - How to Sing In Tune

    Singing in tune is an essential skill for singers (autotune aside). 

    If you struggle with pitch, you may think you are tone deaf (don't worry, it's very rare), but you may be a bit tone shy.

    In this episode, John discusses effective ways to build your ear and the ability to match pitch and sing in tune.

    • 17 min

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