Episode 227 – Understanding Range with Matt Ramsey

Range is often the yardstick singers use to measure themselves and others. But range alone does not a singer make. In this episode, John is joined by voice Teacher Matt Ramsey to discuss developing vocal range, its place in the singer’s skill set, and why it may not be as important as you think. EPISODE…

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Episode 226 – Five Misconceptions About Singing

Both professional and amateur singers have misconceptions about singing. From breathing to belting, misconceptions can lead singers down rocky paths. In this episode, John discusses his top five vocal misconceptions and how you can get focused and clear about your singing.

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Episode 225 – Strategies to Extend Your Vocal Range

Singing higher is usually at the top of the goal list for singers but they are often unsure how to extend their range. Range has two primary elements, the physical and the acoustic, and both need to be balanced to create vocal freedom. In this episode, John gives his best tips and exercises to safely…

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Episode 224 – How to Have Better Voice Lessons

Voice lessons are an essential part of improving as a singer. However, lessons are not cheap, and you want to make sure you get the maximum benefits and results. In this episode, John gives his best tips to increase your learning and get the most out of your voice lessons.

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Episode 223 – Controlling Your Larynx

If you have spent any time learning to sing, you know the larynx can be incredibly difficult to control. There’s also the question of how high or low should the larynx be? In this episode, John helps you understand the larynx and gives his tips to get better control of your singing.

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Episode 222 – Dealing with Pulled Chest Voice

Pulled chest voice is a singing condition most vocalists struggle with. But what is the definition of pulled chest, and how do you solve the problem? In this episode, John discusses the root issues of pulled chest and his best exercises for correcting this vocal imbalance.

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Singing Through Change with Nancy Bos

As the joke goes, getting older is better than the alternative. But aging brings new challenges to the singing voice.   Nancy Bos has co-authored a new book Singing Through Change (with Joanne Bozeman and Cate Frazier-Neely) that tackles this subject with a focus on the female voice.   Nancy and John discuss the aging…

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Episode 220 – The Five Essentials of Vocal Technique

What should I work on? This is a question singers ask themselves each time they enter the practice room. In this episode, John breaks down 5 essentials that all skilled singers should possess.

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Episode 219 – How to Stop Your Voice From Cracking

Eliminating vocal cracks and breaks is the #1 issue for most singers.  In this episode, John discusses the main causes of vocal cracking and gives his best advice for smoothing out your voice throughout your full range.

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Your Precious Singing Resource

Positive, focused energy is vital for good singing, but there is so much in our lives that saps this precious resource. Social media, stress, and negative thinking are just some of the ways we sabotage our energy resources. In this episode, John discusses how to revitalize and protect your focused energy so you can have…

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