The Naked Vocalist | Advice and Lessons on Singing Technique, Voice Care and Style - Chris Johnson and Steve Giles
600 Second Singing Ep.6 – Are Your Vocal Exercises Helping or Hurting Your Singing?

600 Second Singing Ep.6 – Are Your Vocal Exercises Helping or Hurting Your Singing?

July 6, 2019

It's a common thing right? Scales go well, songs go, umm, not so well.

There might be some nifty ways for you to work out why that is and eventually solve it. Steve and Chris look into the ways which the brain and body learn skills and transfer them on to similar tasks. They also give you a few ideas as to how you can start to construct scales that are actually more like songs, which helps drag the benefits over from the exercises!

For more, go to https://www.thenakedvocalist.com

600 Second Singing Ep.5 - Breathing For Singers 101

600 Second Singing Ep.5 - Breathing For Singers 101

June 15, 2019

This episode is an intro to breathing fro singers. Is it important? Why might it be irrelevant? What's with chest breathing vs belly breathing? We tackled all these questions right here.

600 Second Singing Ep.4 - Tongue Tension Helpers (part 1 of 507)

600 Second Singing Ep.4 - Tongue Tension Helpers (part 1 of 507)

April 25, 2019

Admittedly, these tongue strategies might be No’s 1 and 2 of 507 because there are so many way in which you can stop that tongue from being a muscular annoyance in your singing. You don’t have to do them all mind! It’s more due to the fact that the singing world are extremely creative! Plus, the root cause of tension is different from one singer to the next. Trying stuff allows you to figure out the cause for yourself and find the exercises that works best.

Find more in the podcast section of your website: https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

 

600 Second Singing Ep.3 - Exercises To Prepare You For A Massive/Better Range

600 Second Singing Ep.3 - Exercises To Prepare You For A Massive/Better Range

March 20, 2019

This podcast is not a quick fix for high notes. The truth about quick fixes is that they only really work when there are parts of your voice that are present already. Vocal registers being one of them. So, high notes are not going to be easy if you haven't really explored your falsetto at all, yet so many singers want to know how to skip this detail. Well, you can’t. At least not without some external and unhelpful muscle getting involved, which will burn you in the long run.

It doesn't matter if you're beginner or professional. Going back to basics is a great thing for any voice, so join us for the range groundwork.

Tons more stuff on our website: https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

600 Second Singing Ep.2 - Exercises we couldn’t live without for reducing vocal tension

600 Second Singing Ep.2 - Exercises we couldn’t live without for reducing vocal tension

March 9, 2019

In near enough ten minutes (LOL). In this episode we briefly cover a couple of our favourites for a more relaxed set of vocal cords: the shake and the Y-buzz. Tune in and let us know if they work for you!

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600 Second Singing Ep.1 - The Best Way To Achieve Mixed Voice

600 Second Singing Ep.1 - The Best Way To Achieve Mixed Voice

February 11, 2019

Welcome to 600 Second Singing, Episode 1! Today we are rattling on about mixed voice!

But first, an explanation about this new 'series'....

There is often a leeetle bit of time in-between our full length guest podcasts. To fill that gap, we thought we would do regular ‘mini’ podcasts featuring listener questions. Fortunately, we get many singing queries via our website and Facebook messenger so there was no shortage of inspiration!

You can find full video and blog for this episode at:

Episode 56 - Voice Science Works | How Much Science Do We Need To Know?

Episode 56 - Voice Science Works | How Much Science Do We Need To Know?

December 21, 2018

David Harris and Laurel Irene are the brains behind the amazing resource that is Voice Science Works. They take contemporary research on the voice and translate it into directly applicable information so that you, the voice user, can immediately apply it in your practice. Their website is free, accessible and friendly to all voice users who wish to deepen their understanding and empower their learning process! In our latest episode we explore the question of voice science; do you really need to know it to be a good singer or teacher?

Blog, supporting material and so much more at our website! Get yourself there.

Episode 55 - Robert Sussuma | NOT Warming Up | Body Awareness | Feldenkrais

Episode 55 - Robert Sussuma | NOT Warming Up | Body Awareness | Feldenkrais

September 3, 2018

Welcome vocal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner Robert Sussuma. Let's delve into why warming up isn't necessary and why really knowing yourself is HUGE! This episode is packed with quotes, books recommendations and gems for all teachers and singers to get hold of!

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Episode 54 - KJ Rose | Want To Be An Awesome Live Performer?

Episode 54 - KJ Rose | Want To Be An Awesome Live Performer?

June 20, 2018

Today we bring you KJ Rose, singer and creator of The Rose Effect - Artist Development & Performance Coaching. She has a fantastic energy so makes for a great listen if you get a chance, you invest in her investment for sure!

Most recently, KJ was the on-camera performance coach for Kelly Rowland's BET show "Chasing Destiny" and Khloe Khardashian's E! Entertainment show "Revenge Body". She coached Disney Channel’s Laura Marano from the hit show "Austin & Ally" and worked with Disney talent on the shows "Bizaardvark" & "Bunk'd", as well as Jackie "Flaca" Cruz from the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black".

Alongside her vocalist work with artists such as R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, she helps artists hone their craft and maximise their on-stage performance by expanding their perceived capacity. In other words, becoming something bigger than they thought they could be!

Full show notes at: https://www.thenakedvocalist.com/podcast/kj-rose-stage-performance/

Episode 53 - Cathrine Sadolin on CVT | Constriction | Vocal Modes

Episode 53 - Cathrine Sadolin on CVT | Constriction | Vocal Modes

May 7, 2018

Cathrine Sadolin is among the leading voice researchers in the world. Her research across all vocal styles, combined with her own experiences as a professional singer, has inspired innovative thinking within the field. She is the mastermind behind advanced singing techniques, useful for instruction within all musical styles.

Author of Complete Vocal Technique (CVT), creator of the Complete Vocal Institute and the CVT app, she talks to us about twang, what it even is, and whether we should be worried about throat constriction!

More episode at http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

Episode 52 - Vocal Process On Forward Placement | Vocal Registers | Tilt

Episode 52 - Vocal Process On Forward Placement | Vocal Registers | Tilt

March 2, 2018

Welcome to todays episode with Vocal Process’s Gillyane Kayes and Jeremy Fisher.

They are long-standing coaches in the worldwide community, authors of This Is A Voice, and the brains behind the App Stores successful vocal app, The 1 minute Warm Up.

Gillyanne comes from the professional classical singer background and has trained, and had a career, in that field. Jeremy’s experience is around the accompanist, performance and ensemble coach, so as a team they cover all bases! 

Expect some nerdy stuff in this episode. Comments always welcome!

Episode 51 - Dr. Meribeth Dayme on Core Singing | Posture | Energy Fields

Episode 51 - Dr. Meribeth Dayme on Core Singing | Posture | Energy Fields

October 21, 2017

On this 51st episode we have Dr. Meribeth Dayme talking us through voice training with the ancient, the old and the new techniques to get the best experience in singing. Stick to the end, as Dr. Dayme has a generous offer for you!

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Episode 50 - Gym Voice | Chest Voice | Mixed Voice

Episode 50 - Gym Voice | Chest Voice | Mixed Voice

July 3, 2017
Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you. 

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Episode 49 - Jeanie LoVetri On Belting | Functional Training | Somatic Voice Work

Episode 49 - Jeanie LoVetri On Belting | Functional Training | Somatic Voice Work

June 7, 2017

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you.

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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Episode 48 - Extend Your Vocal Range | Extreme High Notes

Episode 48 - Extend Your Vocal Range | Extreme High Notes

April 9, 2017

It's a big topic today. Extending your vocal range, especially the super high notes! We'll take you through everything from the science, the physiology and the application of the exercise. You also get to see us must it right up as well! Click and listen.

 

Episode 47 - Connect To Your Material | Breath Of Fire! | Elissa Weinzimmer

Episode 47 - Connect To Your Material | Breath Of Fire! | Elissa Weinzimmer

February 27, 2017

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you.

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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Episode 46 - Denosh Bennett on Success in Background Vocals

Episode 46 - Denosh Bennett on Success in Background Vocals

January 20, 2017

Timestamps:

Denosh Bennett - background/backing vocalist to the stars.

6.30 The Mariah Carey dance audition that led to a wealth of opportunity
17.10 Have you heard any vocal myths along your way?
19.45 Vocal health and aeroplanes?
23.10 What skills do you need to be a background vocalist?
24.00 A tip for learning lyrics
31.37 Where do you go to find background vocal work?
37.32 Some transatlantic translations
41.35 Listener question: how do you manage to swap and change vocal styles and genres without it taking it's toll on the voice

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you.

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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And please share us! We'd love to reach more people.

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Episode 45 - Karin Titze Cox, speech pathologist | Muscle tension in singing | Is whispering really bad?

Episode 45 - Karin Titze Cox, speech pathologist | Muscle tension in singing | Is whispering really bad?

December 16, 2016

Time stamps:

7.37 Should extrinsic muscles be used in singing? Should we be disengaging as much as possible?
14.42 Does whispering make you more hoarse? What does the science say?
19.10 How can I find out more about formants and harmonics? Why should I?
27.45 Why are some singers vibrato fast and some slow? Can you change it?
32.54 Karin listens to a listener's voice and gives her verdict
45.20 The PAVA organisation and the vocal tract simulator
53.29 The premier of Dr Ingo Titze's brand new video explaining the scientific ins and outs of the straw, straw therapy and semi occluded exercises for singing

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you.

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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And please share us! We'd love to reach more people.

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Episode 44 - Vocal warm ups and strategies for a ’slow to warm’ voice

Episode 44 - Vocal warm ups and strategies for a ’slow to warm’ voice

November 30, 2016

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you.

Today we are giving you our best strategies for warming up your voice, particularly for those who feel they are slow to get going or suffer from morning voice. 

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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Episode 43 - High Larynx Or Low Larynx?

Episode 43 - High Larynx Or Low Larynx?

October 16, 2016

This is a big argument between voice teachers, and it's been raging on for centuries. What should you do with your larynx? Who's right? Let us take you through the pros and cons so you don't get caught up in the cross fire.

Supporting blog available here.
Episode 42 – Singing Through A Straw… It Will Change Your Life!

Episode 42 – Singing Through A Straw… It Will Change Your Life!

October 5, 2016
You DO NOT want to miss this. Straw singing is taking over the world, but you need to do it right. Let us show you how and give you the science behind this revolutionary singing essential.


Timestamps:

1:02 Music from Emma McGrath
3:05 Fact and Myth 
7:30 No-one over the age of 55 filled out our survey
9:19 Why is the straw really really good for singers?
21:05 What is the straw good for?
23:47 What do you do with the straw to become a vocal legend?

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you. 

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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Episode 41 - A Game Changer: Tongue Placement

Episode 41 - A Game Changer: Tongue Placement

June 29, 2016

Yes, that piece of muscle in the middle of your instrument can be a right pain in the neck (actually though). It's position is important for physiological reasons as well as acoustic reasons, and hence it's effect on the voice is massive! It's knowing what to do with it however. 

Let us guide you through the world of tongue tension release, and placement for optimum power and resonance. It's what elite singers do, so why not get on the elite bandwagon.

Episode 40 – Choir Voice Training | The Dreaded Voice Break

Episode 40 – Choir Voice Training | The Dreaded Voice Break

May 30, 2016

Timestamps:

0:58 Music from Keith Daniel Washo 
www.youtube.com/user/KeithWashoMusic
9:13 Chris talks about breathing techniques in Switzerland
10:04 Steve talks about his new project: www.singfinity.co.uk
15:11 Listener question: why am I losing my voice when I sing with my choir? 
32:45 Listener question: how do I teach an adolescent male through the voice break?
40:26 Video of the week - MRI scanner singing 

Pop or 'contemporary' choirs are all the rage these days. They create a great social environment for members and a chance to sing for fun! But, what happens if you're losing your voice after every session? And why is it happening? Should we be paying more attention to that? We go in hard on pop choirs in our first listener question.

We also have a cracking listener question via Snapchat. A common topic - how to help young boys through the voice break. It can be an emotional time for singer and teacher. We give our input! 

Episode 39 - Singing Supps | Vocal Rehab | Gareth Malone

Episode 39 - Singing Supps | Vocal Rehab | Gareth Malone

May 18, 2016

Today we're on about singing supplements... do they work? All those sprays and lozenges. What's the deal?

Also, a listener question is featured: how do you coach someone back from a vocal operation or injury? It's a cautious approach and needs considering.
Tune in for more chatter, and bit of fun, and some interesting finds on YouTube!

Episode 38 - Getting Confident + A High Note Helper

Episode 38 - Getting Confident + A High Note Helper

April 29, 2016

Timestamps:

1:26 Music from Rebel Rae
2:08 Request for reviews
4:06 A homage to Prince
5:26 How do I become more confident?
22:36 Step by step confidence strategy
33:40 High note helper

CONFIDENCE. Everyone wants it. No one has it. Or so it seems. That's our listener question today! So we delve into the why's and how's of getting more of the stuff. 

We also sneak in a high note helper for all those wanting to nail the big ones. This strategy is centred around occluded exercises. So get your straws at the ready people!

Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you. 

For the supporting blog and extra info, please visit:
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And please share us! We'd love to reach more people.

Episode 37 - Laryngitis Problems | How To Choose A Voice Coach

Episode 37 - Laryngitis Problems | How To Choose A Voice Coach

April 20, 2016

6:25 We learn a little bit of Chinese
11:30 What are you doing for world voice day?
13:37 What is Laryngitis and how much does it affect singers?
33:35 What should I look for in a vocal coach?

Today we discuss laryngitis! If you're a singer you would, for sure, been scuppered by this pesky little monkey. Where does it come from? What to do if you have a gig AND whether or not you should you sing on it? (The answer to that is no by the way... we didn't want to leave that one open ended). All questions answered!

We have another listener question which asks: what should I look for in a vocal coach. Can be a tricky decision to make, especially when some cost hundreds for 20 minutes. What should you look for and how should you choose? Look no further singers! 


Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there's something in here for you. 

Episode 36 - Are People Born To Sing? | Healthy Vibrato | Singing Tips On Snapchat.

Episode 36 - Are People Born To Sing? | Healthy Vibrato | Singing Tips On Snapchat.

March 25, 2016

Today we discuss the much asked question: are people born to sing? In true Naked Vocalist style we batter the subject to death. 'Passion', mindset, environment and genetics all play a role in the answer to this question and, more importantly, becoming a vocal legend. 

We also have a listener question about vibrato. How does one make it healthy? We add some tips on finding it, if it doesn't exist in the first place!

Lastly, we've gone Snapchat crazy. Dishing out the vocal love all over the place. Head on over and add us 'nakedvocalist' to see what's going on. 
Episode 35 - Brilliant Breathing Techniques with Robin de Haas

Episode 35 - Brilliant Breathing Techniques with Robin de Haas

March 11, 2016

This is a big one. Breathing heavy weight Robin de Haas has some great information and techniques for you to try for balancing the voices fuel: breath.

Many singers and humans suffer from 'High Residual Volume' in the lungs. Tune in to find out what that is, why it's trashing your singing, and how to solve it!
Episode 34 - Jaime Vendera On Distortion | Pro Voice Care | Shattering Wine Glasses

Episode 34 - Jaime Vendera On Distortion | Pro Voice Care | Shattering Wine Glasses

February 12, 2016

We have coaching royalty on! Yes, Jaime is in the house. 

We get to chat to this great teacher, who's clients include James LaBrie of Dream Theater, about his colourful history as a rock teacher.
Jaime also gives his his top tips when it comes to training for distortion and screaming, as well as a delve into his voice care routine. Throat Coat tea at the ready!
Episode 33 - NYE Listener Show | Adele | Fave Vowels | Bieber | Painful Moments

Episode 33 - NYE Listener Show | Adele | Fave Vowels | Bieber | Painful Moments

December 31, 2015

Yes yes yes! We got some listeners on the show to talk about anything and everything, and some of the conversation got out of hand. Standard.

In this show we talk to our listeners about these cracking subjects:

Favourite vowels to get you in the good place 

Why New York is such a great place to live 

How much does your voice type matter in your style? 

Painful singing moments 

How not to deal with forgetting your words in a performance. 

How Justin Bieber can help you sing. 

How much do I need to open my mouth when I sing? 

How the default vocal settings work for and against men and/or women? 

Does Adele 'pull chest' in a bad way? 

Why Adele's 'Hello' is hard to sing! 

How to find where YOUR voice should sit. 

What does 'natural' voice even mean and should I copy a successful singer? 

How to remember the names of people you meet. 

Mongolian throat singing

What a feast! Join us for more at http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

Happy New Year!!!

Episode 32 - Dr Daniel Zangger Borch | Voice Systems | Warming Up | Vibrato | Vocal Meltdowns

Episode 32 - Dr Daniel Zangger Borch | Voice Systems | Warming Up | Vibrato | Vocal Meltdowns

December 13, 2015

Dr, Daniel is one of the best coaches in the world! He's completed a PhD under highly respected voice scientist Johan Sundberg, written successful pop songs, coached for Eurovision and is an experienced recording artist in his own right. He's got some skills, let us tell you!

Daniels covers his passion for technique in this show, along with lots of his views around training, the best warm up and the demands on the modern vocalist! Join us for the ride.
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Episode 31 - Taking Chest Voice Higher | Hints & Tips

Episode 31 - Taking Chest Voice Higher | Hints & Tips

November 27, 2015

Jump onboard for this one! It's a hot topic for almost everyone in contemporary singing, and we're no different. Plus, we spend almost our whole careers helping singers achieve this very thing healthily and routinely. We'll let you know the basic methods for your training regime, and what to look out for.

Give yourself some time to take it in however... it's a big subject!
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Episode 30 - The Singers Mindset with Michael Goodrich

Episode 30 - The Singers Mindset with Michael Goodrich

November 6, 2015

Welcome to Episode 30! We're hear with Michael Goodrich - the mindset man. 

Michael has devoted his life's work to figuring out singers and their crazy minds. Let's face it... we're all a little bit crazy. Listen in for some advice on dealing with negative thoughts and improving your performances through mindset!
Join us for more at http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/. We have a ton of free content for you on everything 'singing'.
Episode 29 - Brad Lazarus on Marketing | Cover Bands | Income Streams

Episode 29 - Brad Lazarus on Marketing | Cover Bands | Income Streams

October 17, 2015

Brad is the man when it comes to sneaky marketing tips and effective management of working musicians. He has a ton of experience promoting signed artists and working with labels, but in recent years he has dedicated his time to helping cover band artists reach new heights. We don't want to say it's all about money, but this one kind of is. Who doesn't like a bit of cash huh?!

Tune in for marketing hints and tips from the guy in the know. He's a great talker too, so even if you're not a cover singer you'll still enjoy his charismatic chatter!
Join us as always at http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/ for our full back catalogue.
Episode 28 - Wendy Parr On Finding Your Sound, Staying In Love With Singing, Nerves And Songwriting

Episode 28 - Wendy Parr On Finding Your Sound, Staying In Love With Singing, Nerves And Songwriting

September 11, 2015

Well, this one is awesome then?!? Wendy Parr really brings some amazing content with her for this episode. If you any kind of performer, songwriter or casual singer you must listen to this. It will strike a chord in any vocalists heart! Wendy has tons of experience in all of these areas, and she's a talented teacher and coaches artists such as A Great Big World and Regina Spektor.

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Episode 27 - John Henny with “The Quickest Way To Improve Your Singing”!

Episode 27 - John Henny with “The Quickest Way To Improve Your Singing”!

July 3, 2015

What a treat we have for you today. Mega-coach John Henny talks to us about his own brand of singing. John is steeped in years of experimenting with vocal science principles in voice training, and has arrived at a singular vowel as his main tool. The 'UH' vowel delivers less strain and more power. Check out this episode for a bunch of knowledge bombs and a great quick fix for those high notes. You'll surely love John by the end too.

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Episode 26 - Vibrators And Vocal Tension with Vibrant Voice Technique

Episode 26 - Vibrators And Vocal Tension with Vibrant Voice Technique

May 29, 2015

We are very lucky to have the founders of the newest vocal massage technique on our show this time. David and Elissa from Vibrant Voice Technique!

They tell us what to do when tension strikes, why it strikes and what will happen if you leave it too long! If you're suffering vocal fatigue then this could be for you. Besides, they are great talkers and immensely fun to listen and learn from. Tune in to find out :)
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Episode 25 - Vocal Fatigue | Speech Level Singing | Reflux

Episode 25 - Vocal Fatigue | Speech Level Singing | Reflux

May 4, 2015

Welcome to a new episode!

We talk about how you can tell the difference between fatigue that contributes to stamina, and fatigue that contributes to vocal health problems. We also take a look at Speech Level Singing as a technique, and a singers chronic acid reflux problems. Tune in now!
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Episode 24 - Do you have nodules? Vocal health with Laryngologist Reena Gupta MD

Episode 24 - Do you have nodules? Vocal health with Laryngologist Reena Gupta MD

April 15, 2015

This episode is not to be missed. Dr Reena Gupta is LAs top Laryngologist, helping professional voice users through vocal health problems and often surgery. She gives us the lowdown on nodules, and other vocal pathologies, and why and how they occur. She also gives us great tips on how to recover from them, and why female singers are more at risk of nodules. Tune in, but don't freak out ok?

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Episode 23 - Mixed Voice Woes | Sustaining Longer Phrases

Episode 23 - Mixed Voice Woes | Sustaining Longer Phrases

March 30, 2015

Welcome to Episode 23!

Q&A - Today we're looking at someone is is struggling with connecting the bottom of their voice with the top of their voice, via the mixed voice. We're also looking at someone who is struggling to finish phrases tidily and loses power when sustaining. Listen in for useful tools and tips for these subjects!
Also, join us at www.thenakedvocalist.com for more great content! 
Episode 22 - Confidence And Peak Performance With Mike Cunningham

Episode 22 - Confidence And Peak Performance With Mike Cunningham

March 16, 2015

It's always a hot topic.... CONFIDENCE!

We hook up with peak performance coach Mike Cunningham for this episode. He delves into the world of auditioning and performing, how terribly scary it can be to get out there and singing, and how harshly singers judge themselves. This is the podcast for you if you can relate to any of the above. 
Join us at http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/ for more amazing free advice!
Episode 21 - Q&A Featuring Pitching Problems | Singing Intervals | Pros & Cons Of Males Singing Female Repertoire

Episode 21 - Q&A Featuring Pitching Problems | Singing Intervals | Pros & Cons Of Males Singing Female Repertoire

February 5, 2015

This episode is a Q&A featuring questions on pitching issues and singing intervals. There’s also a bunch about developing musicality and general music skills, as well as head voice development and finding your own way with covers.

Keep in touch with us at www.thenakedvocalist.com or on www.facebook.com/tnvquestions

Episode 20 - Ingo Titze Talks Basic Vocal Science | Belting | Vibrato

Episode 20 - Ingo Titze Talks Basic Vocal Science | Belting | Vibrato

October 13, 2014

Today we are unbelievably honoured to have leading voice researcher Dr Ingo Titze giving us the lowdown on vocal science. This episode is definitely for those who want to get a deeper understanding of vocal function and resonance.

Check out the blog post at www.thenakedvocalist.com/podcast/20 for a detailed transcription and jargon buster.
Episode 19 - Ian Davidson on Vibrato | Mucous | Tone Deafness

Episode 19 - Ian Davidson on Vibrato | Mucous | Tone Deafness

September 7, 2014

Today we have voice coach Ian Davidson on the show. He is a studio owner, a gospel choir expert, a senior lecturer and has a masters in music performance. Safe to say, he knows his onions!

Join us for the search into developing vibrato, how to combat mucous, and the strange world of tone deafness. 
Episode 18 - Confidence and NLP with Chip Jenkins

Episode 18 - Confidence and NLP with Chip Jenkins

August 3, 2014

Here we are with episode 18 and we are privileged to have vocal coach and confidence guru Chip Jenkins with us. She answers questions on high note worries, stage fright and dealing with a difficult crowd.

Get yourself on this episode if you get the nerves in any way. It'll be worth it! 
Episode 17 - Essential Skills For Todays Vocalist | Joshua Alamu

Episode 17 - Essential Skills For Todays Vocalist | Joshua Alamu

July 14, 2014

Today's show is with Josh Alamu. 

Josh is a brilliant coach who’s popularity is growing to astronomical levels across the globe with every year that passes. He started out life as a backing vocalist working with artists like Joss Stone, and was helped on that journey as a young singer by two industry giants; David and Carrie Grant. 

During the earlier part of his career, Josh became familiar with legendary technique Speech Level Singing (SLS) and eventually certified as an instructor. That is how we all became aware of each other, as we too were part of SLS for a while.

Over recent years, Josh has worked as a coach on Pop Idol, The Voice series 1 & 2, choir talent show Don’t Stop Believing.

Currently he has a rock school in Malta which he visits regularly, a busy studio in Hampstead, London, and he has just written the first in a series of books called Mad About Vocal Style: http://www.joshuaalamu.com/mad-about-vocal-style-ebook-series-1/

We talk all about essential skills for a singer in this episode including technique, style and work ethic. It's a valuable hour so please join us! Also, jump on over to our website for more wonderful content:
http://www.thenakedvocalist.com/

Episode 16 - Scott Alan Interview | Songwriting | Self-Funding Albums

Episode 16 - Scott Alan Interview | Songwriting | Self-Funding Albums

June 24, 2014

We were very lucky to attend Scotts show at the Hippodrome in London in May. We were even luckier to be able to interview him the next evening before his next show. 

If you're in to songwriting, the business and musical theatre style then you'll love this episode. If anything, it will be great that you can be introduced to Scotts music through the episode. Presuming you haven't already that is! He is such a great writer and genuine guy.
Join us at www.thenakedvocalist.com/shownotes for more episodes!
Episode 15 - Vocalzone

Episode 15 - Vocalzone

June 8, 2014

We are lucky to have on Vocalzone: legendary pastille makers over the past one hundred years.

Their product has been amazingly popular with singers ever since they began production, and they are still now. Today, Vocalzone is a common addition to the rider of many top names, from Rihanna and Jay-Z to Tom Jones and Metallica.

Join us for some awesome stories from George and Luke, some info on the active ingredients, and a few tips on voice care.
Episode 14 - Tips For A Beginner | Ageing Voices | A Strained Speaking Voice

Episode 14 - Tips For A Beginner | Ageing Voices | A Strained Speaking Voice

May 23, 2014

Todays show is a wide and varied Q&A session! We help out with advice for Earl, who is, as he describes, 'not a singer really'. Also we talk about what happens to the singing voice as we age, and how to recover from, and offset, a tired voice from speaking all day.

Lots of useful information will be flying around, so please join us for a listen. There's also a little bit of larking around... standard.
Episode 13 - Singing Athletes With Line Hilton | The Demands On The Modern Singers Voice | Practice Strategies

Episode 13 - Singing Athletes With Line Hilton | The Demands On The Modern Singers Voice | Practice Strategies

April 30, 2014

Today we have the one and only Line Hilton on the show. Line is a very experienced vocal coach, a registered nurse, the chief editor of iSing magazine, a teacher trainer and the Education Director for the Vocology In Practice teacher network. Phew! That’s a heck of a list.

She talks a bunch of sense around looking after the voice holistically, the challenges on a voice day to day, and practice strategies. All things that keep a singer singing for their whole career! 

Also, tune in for a special offer on the iSing magazine!