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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.
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In this podcast, Tara B supports singers with ways to create a tension-free, healthy, beautiful singing voice that flourishes and lasts a lifetime. She provides interviews, training and practical performance and vocal tips to encourage singers in their journey of singing and performing. Tara B seeks to help equip singers to be thriving performers whom audiences love!
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The Inner Singer Podcast is a show dedicated to you - the singer. If you’re looking for more confidence and joy in your singing, Mike Goodrich will provide actionable tools that you can begin to use IMMEDIATELY to shift your perception of your voice and quiet the negative self-talk. The Inner Singer Podcast is delivered once a week on Monday. Each episode will focus on developing and strengthening your conscious and unconscious beliefs, programing, patterns and habits into ones that support ...
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In this episode, John discusses the importance of charisma and owning the space as a performer. He emphasizes the cultivation of energy and emotional communication, and highlights the role of vocal technique and emotional intention in creating a powerful performance. Episode highlights: Charisma is a quality that can be cultivated and developed by …
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In this episode, John Henny discusses the importance of emotional support for singers. He emphasizes that singing is different from learning any other instrument. Singers expose themselves in a way that other instruments don't because the average listener focuses on the singer more than any other aspect of music. Singers also face emotional challen…
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In this episode, John Henny interviews Kenneth Bozeman about the concept of the chiaroscuro whisper. Ken explains that the chiaroscuro whisper is a technique used to identify the resonances of the vocal tract by introducing a white noise into the vocal tract. This technique allows singers to tune their vocal tract and hear the pitches of each reson…
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In this episode, John Henny discusses the experience of failure and setbacks in the context of pursuing one's goals. He shares personal stories of failure and how he dealt with them, emphasizing the importance of allowing oneself to feel the emotions that come with failure and not judging or trying to fix them immediately. Episode Highlights Failur…
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In this episode, John Henny discusses the desire for simplicity and easy answers in singing. He emphasizes the complexity of the voice and the need for a nuanced approach. John explores the challenges of finding solutions for vocal issues and the ever-changing nature of the voice. He also highlights the importance of embracing the complexity of sin…
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In this episode, John talks with Tracee Theisen-Henny about her role as an accountability coach for creatives, particularly singers. Tracee emphasizes the importance of setting realistic goals, prioritizing tasks, and staying organized to maintain positive momentum. Her approach to accountability coaching is focused on providing truthful and realis…
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In this episode, John discusses the challenges that singers face as they progress in their vocal journey. He highlights the necessary shift in mindset, the need to let go of technical exaggerations, and the importance of developing a vocal identity. Episode highlights: The technical exaggerations that helped you as a beginner will need to become mo…
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In this episode, John discusses the essential steps to developing vocal power. Vocal power is achieved by creating a more intense sound wave and filtering it through the vocal tract. He also explains the importance of activating the vocal tract and using semi-occluded vocal tract exercises to increase baseline pressure. Episode highlights: The clos…
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In this episode, John discusses the process of being productive and completing projects. He shares his experience of writing and publishing books to help others, emphasizing the importance of deadlines and accountability. Episode highlights: Setting deadlines and having accountability are crucial for being productive and completing projects. The pr…
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In this episode, John shares 10 things he wishes he knew before he started singing. He discusses the unique nature of the voice compared to other instruments, highlights the changing nature of the voice, and encourages us to apply the knowledge we gain. Episode highlights: The voice is different from other instruments and requires patience and unde…
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Get your FREE copy of my Fearless Singing book and BONUSES here and discover how to guarantee great high notes, a strong belt and mix, confidence, stage presence and the love of singing... https://www.innersingerhub.com/fsoptin You can read it in an hour and I'll even give you some great bonuses! AND, If you want to be in an amazing community of wo…
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In this episode, John talks with Mike Massé, a musician known for his popular YouTube covers, about his journey from being a lawyer to a full-time musician. Mike explains his approach to choosing songs and how he strives to recreate them faithfully while adding his own touch. He also discusses the challenges of staying healthy as a vocalist and the…
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In this episode, John Henny introduces the HEROES system, a method to keep your voice healthy and flexible. Each element of the system is essential for maintaining vocal health and longevity. Episode highlights: The HEROES system (hydration, exercise, range, optimization, energy, and sing) is a comprehensive approach to maintaining vocal health and…
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In this episode, John discusses breaking through self-imposed limitations in singing. He explores the power of memories and stories in shaping our beliefs about our voice and potential, and encourages singers to embrace their unique voice and let go of negative self-talk. Episode highlights: Past experiences and memories shape our beliefs about our…
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Get your FREE copy of my Fearless Singing book here and discover how very successful singers are doing it. https://www.innersingerhub.com/fsoptin You can read it in an hour and I'll even give you some great bonuses! In today's episode I talk about the Magic of being consistent with your voice. This is the most important factor in singing at your po…
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In this episode, John Henny discusses the lessons he learned from writing and publishing his latest book, 'The Mature Singer's Guidebook.' He talks about the challenges he faced during the writing process, how he overcame self-doubt and resistance, and offers valuable advice for anyone embarking on a big project. Episode highlights: Imposter syndro…
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In this episode, John Henny discusses the importance of singing from the vocal tract. He shares his inspiration for writing his book, The Mature Singer's Guidebook, and how his work with Kerrie Obert helped him understand the significance of the vocal tract in maintaining a healthy voice. Episode highlights: The vocal tract plays a crucial role in …
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Here's the link to the free video I mentioned: https://mikegoodrich.com/free In this episode I show you exactly how I learn a difficult song while sitting in my car waiting for my son. I'm armed with only the song on my phone and a pitch pipe app on my phone. There is a system for learning a song professionally, and when you do this right you'll su…
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In this episode, John talks with Susan Lowell de Solórzano about the concept of biotensegrity and its application to singing. Susan shares her personal experience with biotensegrity and how it changed her approach to singing. She emphasizes the importance of balancing tension and relaxation in singing, and explores the use of metaphors and imagery …
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In this episode, John discusses the importance of vocal values and how they can shape your success as a singer. He emphasizes the difference between what is within your control and what is not, and encourages focus on the things that are within your control as defined by your values. Episode highlights: Focus on what is within your control and acce…
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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 affe…
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In this episode, John discusses his top strategies for optimizing the voice. He emphasizes the importance of simplifying the singing process and breaking it down to first principles. Episode highlights: Simplify the singing process by focusing on air, cord, and vowel (ACV). Practice efficient breathing and maintain a tall posture. Use narrow vowels…
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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 i…
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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 sin…
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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 vi…
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Here's the link to the free video I mentioned: https://mikegoodrich.com/free If you focus on perfection with your voice you will miss your connection with yourself, the lyric and your audience. Perfection is very subtle but there are signs. Today's episode is short and sweet but will give you actionable takeaways to help you let go of the perfectio…
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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,…
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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 b…
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Here's the link to the free video I mentioned: https://mikegoodrich.com/free This episode is about being prepared for success with your singing, however you see it. Maybe it's being ready for your big beak like the student I talk about in this episode! Every singer who wants a career should hear this and follow the princlples here! So listen and sh…
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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…
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In today’s episode,Tara chats once again with her cousin Lisa Gebhard and is put in the hot seat to answer common questions about singing! Enjoy this episode part 2 as a follow up to their first time in February 2021. Here are some of the questions and topics we deal with: Why do some singers sound so different as their voice ages? Why does the pit…
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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 abo…
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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…
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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 be…
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In this episode, John explains the four levels of competency, and what it really means to reach your highest level of singing. Episode highlights: There is bliss in the first level, unconscious incompetence, but that disables us from growth. We may experience frustrations as we progress through the levels of competency. All the work we put in durin…
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In today’s episode,Tara shares some of her favorite helpful apps and products that will help you be a healthy and confident singer! Some of my favorite products, apps, singing helps: The Singing Straw You can use it for warmups or cool downs. Here is a link to get 10% off: https://bit.ly/SingingStrawTara Use code tarab10 Vocal Eze Throat spray that…
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In this episode, John talks with drummer, singer, and author Jason Thomas Gordon about his book, The Singers Talk. Jason spent nearly a decade interviewing some of the greatest vocalists in modern music to compile this wonderful resource guide for singers. Episode highlights: Singers don’t seem to have many resources compared to other musical instr…
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In this episode, John talks about the three terrible Cs that can affect your singing growth. Episode Highlights: Our own human nature can trap us in the three Cs. Your journey is to uncover and express the best, most honest version of you. Singing and the voice provide continuous learning. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-…
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In this episode, John talks with Kerrie Obert, a Speech-Language Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist, and Voice Teacher, about vocal tremors that can develop in aging voices, and the current treatments available to help find stability in the voice again. Episode Highlights: There is unfortunately still not a lot that is known about what can cause…
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In today’s episode,Tara chats about an alternate way of educating yourself to become a professional musician that doesn’t include the college route of a music degree. Tara herself, having a Music degree and yet being in the music biz for over 30 years, gives the listener her take on why college might not be the best way in today’s world of music pe…
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In this episode, John talks about how frustration can actually be a guide for us in our singing journeys, and how to better navigate frustration when we experience it. Episode Highlights: Frustration shows that something is important to you and that you care Quitting is not always wrong Frustration is like a “check engine” light Asking “What, why, …
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In this episode, John and singing teacher Lisa Perks explore the hidden cost of vocal shame. They share personal stories and strategies to overcome self-doubt, making it a riveting listen for all. Episode Highlights: The Challenge of Vocal Wobble The Psychological Consequences of Vocal Damage The Impact of Losing One's Voice To find out more about …
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In this episode, John engages in an enlightening conversation with Heather Baker, a distinguished vocal coach and the first British teacher certified as Level 5 in Speech Level Singing (SLS)—their discussion centers around the intriguing relationship between singing and gesturing. Episode Highlights: The neuro side of singing The advantages of gest…
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In today’s episode,Tara chats about the challenges and strengths of being a singer/performer who is introverted. She chats from her own experience of being an introvert, as well as from working with other introverts. These might be things introverts struggle with: Performance anxiety Networking and self/promotion Trying to balance alone time and so…
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In this episode, John explores the difficulties of trying to master everything all at once, and shares his advice on how we can all learn to not get over our vocal skis. Episode Highlight: The temptation to step beyond the starting point Good ways of checking in on your growth The practice of learning how to filter information To learn more about J…
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In this episode, John engages in a riveting conversation with law lecturer turned voice coach, Debbie Winter, exploring the importance of continuing education and reclaiming your vocal power after a setback. Episode Highlights: Rediscovering your voice Working towards a vision Completing one idea at a time To know more about Debbie Winter, visit: h…
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In this episode, John discusses with the first-rate vocal coach and vocalist Jim Dix about committing to a disciplined routine to achieve your higher musical self. Episode Highlights: Envisioning the ultimate, optimal self Different practice approaches Challenges in starting your skills-improvement journey To find out more about Jim and his program…
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In today’s episode,Tara gives you steps that can help you teach a voice lesson. Practical tips to help you know what to do in a weekly lesson with a voice student. Get to know how your student is doing that day. Have the student do some simple stretching or massage parts of their body. (Using a Gua Sha is great for this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/p…
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In this episode, John talks about the magic of music and how, just as you never step in the same stream twice, you never sing the same note twice. Episode Highlights: The Transient Vocal Theory The Natural Tremors in the Body The Illusion of Permanence To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, online courses, Vocal Assessments and Voi…
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In this episode, John explores the wonders of imagery, movement, and singing with the person behind the revolutionary Franklin Method–Eric Franklin. Episode Highlights: The Franklin Method Imagery in Singing Error Amplification To know more about Eric, visit: https://franklinmethod.com/thank-you-the-intelligent-vocalist/ To learn more about John He…
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