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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How to Sing Pop with Natalie Weiss

Natalie Weiss is one of the most popular vocal coaches on YouTube. Her videos have been viewed over 30 million times. In this episode, Natalie and John discuss how to learn pop style and vocal riffs, as well as her brand new course “Breaking Down the Riffs.” EPISODE LINKS Breaking Down the Riffs Course

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Episode 216 – Vocal Pedagogy with Shannon Coates

Shannon Coates is not only a brilliant educator, she is also down-to-earth, funny, and delivers high-level concepts with easy-to-understand language. In this episode, John and Shannon discuss practical voice pedagogy and how knowledge can help singers flourish. SHOW LINKS: Shannon Coates’ Website and Courses

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Episode 215 – Finding Singing Resonance

One of the significant challenges of singing is that it is sensation-based, especially vocal resonance. These sensations in the human voice can be tricky as they are not easy for everyone to feel and often don’t present themselves until you are singing correctly.  In this episode, John gives simple exercises to increase awareness of your…

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Episode 214 – The Inner Singer with Mike Goodrich

The quality of our singing is directly related to the quality of our thoughts.  Insecurity, doubt, or hesitation can quickly derail our vocal efforts. In this episode, John talks with celebrity voice teacher, Michael Goodrich about the science of the brain and getting the mind ready for singing. Show Links The Inner Singer

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