Episode 112 – Absolutes in Singing

Learning about the voice can be a confusing journey, especially online. Teachers will tell you to “always” do one thing and “never” do another and why other methods and instruction are “wrong.” Much like our current political climate, nuance is often left wanting as more extreme arguments are better able to cut through the clutter…

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Episode 111 – Natalie Weiss Interview

Natalie Weiss is a gifted vocal educator, as well as an amazing singer and performer. Her popular YouTube channel is a must-watch for singers. In this interview, Natalie gives us insights into her own vocal development, as well as how to learn to riff, prepare for performances, and how to get the sensations of singing…

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Episode 110 – Sensation Based Singing

It’s not enough to understand your voice – you must feel it in a knowing and precise way. Cataloging all the various sensations of pitch, vowel, color, and intensity is a large part of becoming a masterful singer. In this episode, John discusses the sensations of singing and how you can develop a greater awareness…

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Episode 109 – The Business of Singing

The recent bio picks of Queen and Elton John share a common villain – the music business.  Record labels and managers are shown at odds with the creative spirit. But without these business people, we likely would have never heard the music of these great artists.  In this episode, John discusses why you need to…

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Episode 108 – Performance Mistakes

Making the jump from the practice room to the stage can be a bit nervewracking. It is common for these jitters to affect your performance in ways you might not be aware of. In this episode, John discusses some of the most common performance mistakes and how to make your connection with your audience focused…

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Episode 107 – Great Singers Steal!

“Good composers borrow, great ones steal.” Igor Stravinsky In light of the recent Katy Perry – Dark Horse lawsuit, it would seem copyright enforcement has run amok. But borrowing from great artists has been a long tradition in music, and great singers certainly “steal” from other singers. In this episode, John discusses why you need…

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Episode 106 – Voice Science Works Part 2

This continued conversation with Laurel Irene and David Harris of Voice Science Works delves into judgment culture, the emotion of singing, as well as our evolving understanding of vocal registers. EPISODE LINKS: Voice Science Works Vocal Registers  

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Episode 105 – Voice Science Works Part 1

Join John as he talks with Laurel Irene and David Harris of Voice Science Works. Topics covered include the importance of voice science, how neuroscience and singing, and the learning mindset. VoiceScienceWorks.org

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Episode 104 – Let’s Sing Stupid

Learning to sing involves breaking down and examining the voice – which can lead to overthinking and self-criticism. In this episode, John discusses why you need to keep finding the joy and to occasionally “sing stupid!”

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Episode 103 – What is Falsetto?

Falsetto is an often misunderstood part of the voice. Do women have falsetto? What is happening in the voice? How do I find falsetto? Are there different kinds? In this episode, John answers these questions as well as some tips on how to get effective falsetto in your own singing.

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