Episode 360 - The Problem of Technique Shaming with Nicholas Perna
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
5d ago
In this episode, John talks with tenor, pedagogue and researcher Nicholas Perna about the topic of voice issues and the stigma surrounding them in the singing community. They discuss the concept of technique shaming, how singers often blame themselves for vocal struggles, and highlight the complexity of singing and the various factors that can affect the voice, emphasizing the need for understanding and support. Episode highlights: Voice issues are common among singers and can be caused by various factors unrelated to technique. Blaming singers for their vocal struggles is unfair and unhelpfu ..read more
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Episode 358 - Freelancing for Vocalists with Liz Hill
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
2w ago
In this episode, John talks with top voice-over artist Liz Hill as she discusses her experience with freelance work and how it has changed her life. Liz highlights the advantages that singers have in voiceover work, as their vocal training and skills are easily transferable. She shares her journey of starting out in freelancing, the potential for income in this field, and her new venture of creating courses and training content to help others get started in freelancing. Episode highlights: Freelance work, particularly in voiceover, can be a lucrative source of income for singers. Singers have ..read more
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Episode 357 - Dealing with Changing Information
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
3w ago
In this episode, John discusses how to deal with changing information in the field of singing. Information needs to change and evolve, but it’s important to start with simpler and bigger chunks of information in the beginning of one's singing journey. Episode highlights: Don't fall for the advertising trope that claims everything you know about singing is wrong. Focus on the basics and foundational concepts before diving into more esoteric topics. Be cautious of misinformation and clickbait in the singing industry. Continuously seek knowledge and information that works for you at your current ..read more
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Episode 356 - Writing the Book on SOVTs with Karin Titze Cox and Ingo Titze
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
1M ago
In this episode, John interviews Karin Titze Cox and Ingo Titze about their book 'Voices Free After SOVT.' They discuss the groundbreaking approach to voice and the importance of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises (SOVTs). Episode highlights: Having that back pressure helps the vocal folds maintain a more stable and a more efficient posture for vibration. Getting the motor memory from SOVTs is a very individual system. Do a lot of practice, and do variable practice. Don’t resist resistance. To learn more about Karin Titze Cox and Ingo Titze, and to get the book, visit https://ncvs.org/book ..read more
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Episode 355 - The Touring Backup Vocalist with Dani Elliott
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
1M ago
In this episode, John talks with Dani Elliott as she shares her journey as a backup vocalist and provides insights into the challenges and rewards of touring. Episode highlights: Building a community and making connections is crucial for success as a backup vocalist. Taking care of mental and physical health is essential while on tour. Preparation, professionalism, and being a good hang are qualities that set successful artists apart. To learn more about Dani Elliott, visit http://www.danielliott.com/ To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com&nb ..read more
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Episode 354 - Notes to My Younger Self
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
1M ago
In this episode, John talks about what he would say to his younger self, inspired by Ian Howell’s book “Advice for Young Musicians.” Episode highlights: It’s ok to no longer want what you thought you did before. Permanence is an illusion. Don’t let the need of others’ approval take you off the path. Be present. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com ..read more
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Episode 353 - My New Year’s Resolutions
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
1M ago
In this episode, John shares his New Year’s resolutions and his approach to make sure he follows through with them. Episode highlights: Making resolutions just once at the beginning of the year isn’t enough. You need strategies to build a habit, which then becomes a routine. Having accountability is crucial. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com ..read more
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Episode 352 - The Top Ten Episodes of 2023
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
2M ago
In this episode, John highlights the Top 10 podcast episodes from 2023, based on the number of listens and feedback from listeners. Episode highlights: You should be using your voice all the time. Singing is not easy, but if you’re struggling with your voice, you can’t quit. John’s personal vocal “setback” has been transformative.   To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com ..read more
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Episode 351 - Old Versus New
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
2M ago
In this episode, John discusses the new information we’re getting about how the voice works, and how these new findings don’t necessarily discount the old ways of learning the voice.   Episode highlights: The feedback we get from the voice tends to lie to us. There is not just one way of doing things. Be open to all the valuable information available.   To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com ..read more
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Episode 350 - Everything Moves
The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny
by John Henny
2M ago
In this episode, John talks about how everything in the body is interconnected, and how having a better sense of this connection can greatly affect your singing.   Episode highlights: One thing moves; everything moves. We are biotensegrity models. Imagery is a very powerful way to get better control of the body.   To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com ..read more
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