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This Is A Voice

Voice experts and bestselling authors Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher have been chatting about voice for more than 20 years - this time they've switched the microphone on. Vocal technique? check. Musicals? check. The weird things you can do with your voice? check. Includes AMA on voice, singing, speaking, performance techniques, voice exercises and so much more.

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The reality of PhDs and vocal pedagogy with Dr Marisa Lee Naismith
Ever wondered what it's like to do a PhD in vocal pedagogy? Or how that PhD might translate into teaching singing?Want to know exactly why we think classical vocal training doesn't work for contemporary commercial music singers?We go deep with Dr Marisa Lee Naismith, author of Singing Contemporary Commercial Music Styles, a pedagogical framework:How difficult is it to juggle the work of a PhD, family life and a full-time business? Marisa and Gillyanne compare notes (3.00)Why is CCM pedagogy still not thought of as legitimate? Marisa gives us the background (9.00)What is the single biggest difference between classical and CCM music, and therefore the biggest requirement for teaching CCM singers that classical teachers don't usually do? Jeremy shares his thoughts. (16.50)Marisa prods Jeremy about bias - what's his answer? (18.30)What is the 1% that Marisa is talking about, and what was the survey Gillyanne & Jeremy did that confirms it? (26.40)And what IS the job of a singing teacher? Marisa reveals her take on what needs to happen in a singing lesson.It's a fascinating conversation, and this is just part 1!Drop in and join usGet Marisa's book here https://amzn.to/3EG7O3p Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steNGet the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star ratingAppstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1We've also got this! ↓The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingFor the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previewshttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeFor real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyannehttps://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.phpIf you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boderhttps://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journalFind us - follow us on the socials! 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess 📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess     #thisisavoice #vocalcoach #singingteacher #voice
36:14 11/28/2022
Change your pitch, change your meaning. Vocal exercises from This Is A Voice book
Feed the dog! Changing your pitch patterns can help your listeners understand your emotions and meaning. In this week's This Is A Voice podcast (Season 6 Episode 12), expert vocal trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher use the sentence "Feed the dog" to showcase different pitch patterns and meanings. We read out the instructions from the second half of exercise 26 (page 84 of This Is A Voice) and show you step by step how to change meaning, intonation and interest in your speaking voice. Jeremy reads out a paragraph of text with two very different pitch patterns (it's almost like singing), and Gillyanne shares a very simple exercise to help non-singers process their own spoken voice pitch patterns.  Jeremy also demonstrates two different pitch patterns that can become irritating if repeated - the upward inflection and the creak down. There's a BRILLIANT exercise borrowed from UCL's phonetics department for speaking voice inflection that's very close to science fiction, and Jeremy demonstrates all four versions of the exercise to create four different emotional states.(You can go to the free preview of our Pitch, Pace & Power webinar where we explore this more here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/courses/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge/lectures/27906956) Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steN Get the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star rating Appstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251 Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1 Sam and Garry at Speechtools are here https://speechtools.co/ We've also got this! ↓ The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23. Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/ Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://tw
24:55 11/21/2022
What's your pitch pattern? Exercises from This Is A Voice & our Warmup App
No? Yes!What makes a voice more interesting to listen to? Tone? Volume?Pitch patterns help your listeners understand your emotions and meaning. In this episode, expert vocal trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher riff on pitch patterns and meaning in speaking voice.Exercise 26 on page 84 of our This Is A Voice book is a brilliant vocal technique exercise for improving your speaking (and singing). We go step by step through the instructions and demonstrate how the exercise works in both male and female voice.Jeremy demonstrates monotonous voice, a very boring version of the test sentences. And both Gillyanne and Jeremy speak with extreme pitch changes, giving a totally different meaning to the same words.And we walk you through a pitching exercise in our One Minute Voice Warmup app too.It's a cracking episode, one of our best so far.If you want to discover how to increase your speaking range, improve your voice use and get your listeners more interested in what you're saying, tune in to this episode!Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steNGet the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star ratingAppstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1Sam and Garry at Speechtools are here https://speechtools.co/Anne Leatherland of Vocal Intuition is here https://anneleatherland.co.uk/Susie Millen of MyVocalFitness is here https://www.myvocalfitness.com/We've also got this! ↓The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingFor the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previewshttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeFor real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyannehttps://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.phpIf you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journalFind us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess #thisisavoice #vocalcoach #singingteacher #voice
19:37 11/14/2022
Coaching Austin Butler for Elvis & training teachers - Irene Bartlett returns
What does a movie musical vocal coach do? Singer and pedagogue Irene Bartlett is back to chat with vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy about coaching Austin Butler to sing Elvis in the latest movie, and how she works with singing teachers in the Pedagogy Programme at Griffith University in Brisbane.What was the first thing Irene needed to do when meeting Austin (or any singer) for the first time? (3.00)What is she listening for when working with professional singers? (6.53)How do we know whether a singer has real tension or whether they're adding it "for effect"? (12.00)How do you teach singing teachers to become BETTER singing teachers? We're all in agreement, but on what? Jeremy clarifies (22.40)Why might "the 5 note scale" be a problematic exercise for singers? (24.00 and 25.40)It’s an honest conversation between vocal trainers separated by 10,000 miles but together in spirit.Baz Luhrmann's film Elvis with Austin Butler is here https://amzn.to/3E2pWFA Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process book is here https://amzn.to/3t4Jti8 The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23. Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/ We've also got this! ↓ Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess 📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess  
38:16 11/07/2022
What is good singing? Dr Irene Bartlett chats to vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy about vocal health, technique & style
What is good singing? Singer and pedagogue Dr Irene Bartlett joins vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy to talk about good singing, function and style.It’s an honest conversation between vocal trainers separated by 10,000 miles but together in spirit.Is it divisive to separate classical, CCM and Musical Theatre music? Irene has a great one-sentence answer to this (2.40)Is there a difference between classical singing lessons and musical theatre singing lessons? How do classical singers react to their first heavy metal, or newbies react to their first opera? It’s a fascinating part of the conversation about vocal technique, sound output, performing environment and genre.What happens when you look at a spectrogram of a classical versus a contemporary singer? (5.36 onwards)What do a lot of acoustically trained singers get wrong about working with a mic? (8.10)And what does Irene do first in a singing lesson (that Gillyanne and Jeremy applaud her for)? (10.30)Which “standard” MT vocal technique does Gillyanne think needs a flight correction? (11.19)And why does Jeremy think your “vocal look” isn’t relevant in Musical Theatre but is relevant in CCM? (16.45)Tune in to find out!The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingFor the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previewshttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeFor real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyannehttps://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.phpIf you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/We've also got this! ↓The Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess
26:43 10/31/2022
Consonants, false vowels and "I have so much more space"
Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher chat about putting their flagship vocal training course fully online for the first time, and describe the amazing content on each day of the course.And this episode they focus on consonants and false vowels, with an incredibly simple vocal technique to create more resonating space for awkward consonants, allowing you to match resonance more easily while singing wordsDiscover why Jeremy says there isn't one way to breathe. And the thing you shouldn't do when practising breathing for singing (5.02)Check out the process for vocal diagnosis that we've been using for years but have only this year shared with our teachers (8.48)Why we think academia and singing teaching don't really mix (10.23)Our definition of nasality (we created an entire DVD on voice techniques for nasality) and why it's confused with "forward tone"And why the Creep Challenge in our episode on ventriloquism sparked an interest in false vowels (and how to make them easier)They describe how the Pandemic was a positive influence on their teaching, and what it's like to work with a group of people from completely different backgrounds.More instant vocal coaching from two of the best vocal trainersThe 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with all these voice techniques and a LOT more, is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingFor more information on nasality check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previewshttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeFor real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyannehttps://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.phpIf you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/We've also got this! ↓The Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess 
28:14 10/24/2022
Vocal trainers break down how consonants work - instant voice coaching online!
#ThisIsAVoice Vocal trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher show you how to find easy and accurate consonants in your songs. It's like having private singing lessons but with the very best vocal coaches!Jeremy and Gillyanne go deep into vocal articulation and the effect consonants have on vowels when you sing.When is a t not a t? When does an s become a z? What are your favourite singing genres and does it make a difference to the way you make your consonants?Watch Jeremy give a clear definition of the difference between vowels and consonants (7 minutes in)Why is where we PITCH a consonant so important for musical style and vocal technique? Hear the demonstrations 11 minutes in.What's the physiological difference between a B and an M? And what does your soft palate have to do with creating consonants? Check out the answers 26 minutes in.It's like instant vocal coaching online with two of the best vocal trainers.All the exercises are in our book "This Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice"  https://amzn.to/3uSw66c in the UK or https://amzn.to/3EvCBS6 in the US Jeremy's info on Belting The Money Note is in the book "Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach? Stories, tips and hacks from the studio of a voice expert" https://amzn.to/3Vzgccn in the UK https://amzn.to/3s2vngS in the USThe 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with all these voice techniques and a LOT more, is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching The Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we've opened the Accreditation for Cohort 22. Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/ We've also got this! ↓ The Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/ Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess 📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess 
29:08 10/17/2022
Consonants, Ventriloquism, Darci Lynne and Creep
Vocal pedagogue Dr Gillyanne Kayes challenges vocal coach Jeremy Fisher to show how a ventriloquist can sing words clearly. Using  @Darci Lynne 's excellent Creep video https://youtu.be/KB-390oClpw, Jeremy breaks down the movements needed to sing all the vowels and consonants in the song without moving your lips.Judge for yourself how well Jeremy does singing the first four lines of the Radiohead song Creep - does he move his lips? Can you follow the instructions and do the same?All the exercises are in the chapter on Ventriloquism and Mimicry in our bookThis Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice https://amzn.to/3uSw66c The Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of voice training resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeBook a coaching session with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.phpIf you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - check out 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingSign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/We've also got this! ↓The Vocal Process Learning Loungehttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess
16:26 10/10/2022
Consonant awareness, tongue twisters & singing
Gillyanne & Jeremy are back demonstrating the exercises in the This Is A Voice book.This week they're kicking and elongating consonants.Gillyanne takes Jeremy through Exercise 24, Consonant Awareness, in the Speaking Effectively section.Breaking down the plosives!Jeremy speaks and sings tongue twisters with two different ways of using the consonants. You'll hear why one way is better than the other for singing in a non-classical style, and what changes Jeremy has to make to sing in a more legato classical style. Discover which famous actor elongated his consonants in an iconic role in a British film series. How elongating consonants can add an extra spice to your diction.And why Jeremy thinks of diction and intelligibility as very different experiences for the audience.17 minutes of vocal expertise that'll change the way you do your words.This Is A Voice book is here https://amzn.to/3UFEPng in the UK and here https://amzn.to/3Se1uFQ in the USThe new online course "5 Days to Better Singing Teaching" is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teachingJoin the Learning Lounge for more on diction, intelligibility, performance techniques and vocal exercises here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge
17:40 10/03/2022
Somatic exercises, trauma, nerves & polyvagal theory with Petra Borzynski
Petra Borzynski, singer, cognitive behavioural therapist & somatic vocal coach, is back with Gillyanne and Jeremy for more wisdom on dealing with emotion.Teacher boundaries, the difference between trauma and emotional discomfort, and why you don't need to be your student's therapist.There are questions on somatic exercises for performance nerves, and Jeremy shares what he did to deal with the extreme nerves in his workshop at the PEVoC conference last month.And a question on which exercises might stimulate the vagus nerve, and a discussion on polyvagal theory.Also why you don't need to be an expert in every field (and what Jeremy thinks causes that problem). And building a network of like-minded experts around you.It's an incredibly deep and useful episode for singing teachers, singers and performers alike.You can see Gillyanne being (but not sounding) nervous and how she deals with it at the beginning of her Round Table at the Pan European Voice Conference here https://youtu.be/76w9dvWr9kw Petra Borzynski's work is here - https://www.youtube.com/user/singingtuition https://www.facebook.com/singingsense Mental Health in the Performing Arts Studio course - https://singingsense.com/products/mental-health-in-the-performing-arts-studio/ Voo breathing Peter Levine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7zAseaIyFA  Polyvagal theory -    Organising principles: https://integratedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/infographic-organizing-principles-of-pvt.pdf   20 page primer: https://integratedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/polyvagal-primer-from-clinicalapplicationofpolyvagaltheory-3.2019.pdf   Video: https://youtu.be/ec3AUMDjtKQ Resources from Gillyanne and Jeremy - This Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice https://amzn.to/3uSw66c  The Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of voice training resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge  Book a coaching session with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/
33:00 09/26/2022
Triggers, trauma, working when you're wobbly. Dealing with emotions in the studio w/ Petra Borzynski
On the day of Queen Elizabeth's funeral, Petra Borzynski, cognitive behavioural therapist & somatic vocal coach, joins Gillyanne and Jeremy for some expert wisdom on dealing with emotion.Singing is an emotional act. And we sometimes need to sing, or to teach singing, when we're emotional. How do we deal with our own wobbles, and when should we deal with the wobbles of our singing students?There are questions from listeners on anxiety in singing lessons - when do we hold the space for people's feelings and when do we hand over to a professional therapist.Petra shares some of the red flags to look out for.And how can we make our studio a safe space for people who might have experienced trauma? Petra's answer might surprise you.A hugely useful episode for singing teachers, singers and performers alike on the subject of anxiety, nerves and trauma in singing.Petra Borzynski's work is here –https://singingsense.comhttps://www.youtube.com/user/singingtuitionhttps://www.facebook.com/singingsenseMental Health in the Performing Arts Studio course https://singingsense.com/products/mental-health-in-the-performing-arts-studio/ Resources from Gillyanne and Jeremy - This Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice https://amzn.to/3uSw66cThe Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of voice training resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeBook a coaching session with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/ 
50:43 09/19/2022
PRESENTING at an international voice conference - the scary bit!
What's it like to PRESENT at an international voice conference? Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher presented at PEVoC14 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Gillyanne's first Round Table organisation, and Jeremy's first solo Workshop The nerves, the outcomes, the feedback, the content, the preparation We reveal all!  Check out some of Jeremy's video examples from his workshop "Get On, Sing, Get Off"¡       Glottal onsets/offsets: Beyonce - Single Ladies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY  from 40 seconds in¡       Yodel/flip onsets/offsets: Lizzo - Cuz I Love You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjPqsry7no   First 10 seconds, and last 15 seconds¡       Yodel/flip onsets upwards: Soulounge featuring Roger Cicero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grfw54YagYQ  from 20 seconds in Find out more about Jeremy's Onsets and Offsets in the Learning Lounge (Best Practice Update course) here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge 
38:17 09/12/2022
What's It Like Being At A Voice Conference? PEVoC part 1
Experiencing the voice conference.Gillyanne & Jeremy join the Pan European  Voice Conference in Tallinn, Estonia and share their experience of the city, the speakers, the voice science papers and the behind-the-scenes moments.https://www.pevoc2022.ee/ Catch up on this year's PEVoC in Tallinn, Estoniahttps://www.pevoc2024.com/ For the next conference in Santander, Spain
35:42 09/05/2022
Vocal health, accompanying and working in the trenches, with Cate Frazier-Neely
In this wide-ranging episode of This Is A Voice Podcast we chat with singer, author, musician and teacher Cate Frazier-Neely on:Working in the trenches - what it's like to be a singing teacher with an eclectic career (2.01)Jeremy's first terrifying job with Scottish Opera and how he stayed just one step ahead of the singers (5.00)The difference between playing a piano part and an orchestral reduction for singers - Jeremy is very clear on this! (6.30)Gillyanne's and Cate's personal experience of voice problems - what happened and how they solved it (14.00)The role of the singing teacher in voice rehabilitation, and the "no-man's land" between the SLP and the singing teacher - crossing lanes, staying in lanes, reactions from the medical profession. (19.12)It's a funny, deep and moving episode, and a real meeting of minds across the Pond.Cate's website https://Catefnstudios.com This Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice https://amzn.to/3uSw66c Singing Through Change - Women's Voices in Midlife, Menopause and Beyond https://amzn.to/3IQ9Kb9 The Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of voice training resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge Book a coaching session with Jeremy or Gillyanne https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/
38:29 07/25/2022
Musicality, training and a meeting of minds, with Cate Frazier-Neely
We're joined by Cate Frazier-Neely, singer, author, pedagogue, collaborative pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, for a meeting of minds across the Pond.We chat about-musicality v musicianship-how we wrote the beatboxing chapter in our This Is A Voice book-working with spoken and sung voice-four different types of air supply-translating voice science into practical teaching (and Jeremy's pet hate)-diction and audience cues-gradient in voice exercises and soo, soo much more.If you want to hear us shoot the breeze with a like-minded singer/teacher/musician, check this video out!Cate Frazier-Neely’s website  https://Catefnstudios.com    This Is A Voice - 99 Exercises to Train, Project and Harness the Power of Your Voice https://amzn.to/3uSw66c Singing Through Change - Women's Voices in Midlife, Menopause and Beyond https://amzn.to/3IQ9Kb9 Jeremy analysing the Verdolini paper on Skill Acquisition for Singers https://youtu.be/utNmfLG8A0w Exercise for the four different air supplies in beatboxing from This Is A Voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po4Jd5pJVYQ&list=PLYDwxiBt-MOUOXHmnryApAumew79wgxGj&index=10 The Vocal Process Learning Lounge, with 16 years of voice training resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge
46:41 07/18/2022
Finding your brand - our process for choosing a new brand
We asked you for your opinions of six different logo designs. Wow, you did not disappoint. Your comments were brilliant, hilarious and outstandingly rude.In this episode we share the beginning-to-end process for choosing a new logo and brand look, and the worst of the comments you madethe design brief we wrotethe advice we were given (some great, some bad) the design competition we set up choosing between the 353 designs we receivedthe feedback on six of the designs (OMG!)how we came to trust our own instincts and whyWe're summing up the experience as fascinating, terrifying and very funny.Brand archetypes - https://iconicfox.com.au/brand-archetypes/ Logo design - https://99designs.co.uk/ SECO (SpeakEasy Cooperative) and Michelle Markwart Deveaux - https://thespeakeasycooperative.com/If you want to have a 1-1 vocation advice session with Jeremy, click on my calendar or drop us an emailTo find out more about voice, vocal health and singing techniques, check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - full access to 16 years of voice training resources for less than the price of one singing lessonhttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge 
25:14 07/04/2022
Hobby, Job, Career, Vocation - what are you doing with your life?
The work-life balance might be easier to find if you know the difference between hobby, job, career and vocation.Jeremy & Gillyanne chat about Jeremy's new blog post, based on a video by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love.What our hobbies are and why I discovered I was messing them upWhy a job isn't a career, and what the real purpose of a job isWhy I was worrying (needlessly) about my lack of career and how I discovered I already had oneWhy people working in the arts get confused about their vocation, and why it could be deadly for your jobAnd how we've been helping people on our Singing Teacher Accreditation programme discover their skills & strengths as teachers, and how changing direction can help you find satisfaction in your vocationJeremy's article is on the Vocalprocess website here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/hobby-job-career-vocation-your-life/ Karin's interview on how she changed direction due to the Accreditation programme is here https://youtu.be/_lhh90lyCtE Elizabeth Gilbert's original video/post is on Facebook here (text) https://www.facebook.com/GilbertLiz/photos/a.356148997800555/948792035202912/and video here (TikTok) https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNMSSuV1/?k=1If you want to have a 1-1 vocation advice session with Jeremy, click on my calendar or drop us an email
27:44 06/27/2022
Acid Reflux and what to do about it, with Specialist SLT Tor Spence
She's back! Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Tor Spence returns with in-depth advice on the bane of a singer's life - ACID REFLUX. What acid reflux is and what it doesTwo types of acid reflux and why treatment for one might not work for the otherNocturnal coughing, upper and lower sphincters and soluble fibreWe talk about LPR, GERD, PPIs and pepsins, and how effective Gaviscon (and other alginates) areAnd if that wasn't enough, we're talking noses.Nasal breathing and its benefits, why Tor recommends it, and why Jeremy has reservations Dr Jamie Koufman's book Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet, Cookbook and Cure is here https://amzn.to/3mtW9vOThe Complete Acid Reflux Diet Plan: Easy Meal Plans & Recipes to Heal GERD and LPR, by Nour Zibdeh MS RDN CLThttps://amzn.to/3Ha9NxSTor can be found under the VoiceFit banner herehttps://www.instagram.com/voicefituk/https://www.facebook.com/voicefituk/https://twitter.com/voicefitukhttps://voicefit.co.ukHere's the link to Tor's online modular course for the developing voice therapisthttps://voicefitschool.thinkific.com/courses/voicefit-to-practise ENT UK - here's a link to the Patients section of ENT UK (the professional membership body representing Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) https://www.entuk.org/patients/conditionsTo find out more about voice, vocal health and singing techniques, check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - full access to 16 years of voice training resources for less than the price of one singing lessonhttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge, 
30:13 06/20/2022
Why I love coughing with SLT Tor Spence
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Tor Spence joins us for a chat. She's become an expert on coughing - what it is, how we can control it and what it does to your voice.We break down the physiology of a cough, and describe the technique of mindful coughing.Tor also talks about the process of vocal diagnosis, both within the ENT structure and "sight unseen" in the 2-week wait clinic.Find out what the cycle and the seesaw have to do with coughing, and why Jeremy loves filtering in diagnosis (and what that actually means).Oh and we're talking mucus.Lots of mucus.Tor can be found under the VoiceFit banner herehttps://www.instagram.com/voicefituk/ https://www.facebook.com/voicefituk/ https://twitter.com/voicefituk https://voicefit.co.ukHere's the link to Tor's online modular course for the developing voice therapisthttps://voicefitschool.thinkific.com/courses/voicefit-to-practise  ENT UK - here's a link to the Patients section of ENT UK (the professional membership body representing Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) https://www.entuk.org/patients/conditions https://www.entuk.org/patients/conditions/31/hoarseness And here's some advice from the Physiotherapy for Breathing Pattern Disorders websitehttps://www.physiotherapyforbpd.org.uk/self-help/ To find out more about voice, vocal health and singing techniques, check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - full access to 16 years of voice training resources for less than the price of one singing lesson https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge 
30:17 06/13/2022
The Breathy-Light Archetype exercises from our This Is A Voice book
In the second episode of a new series, Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher take you through the two Breathy-Light Archetype exercises from the bestselling book This Is A VoiceJeremy demonstrates different versions of the breathy-light archetype at different points in his vocal range (covering almost 2 octaves), and Gillyanne uses the archetype to narrate part of "Arthur The Rat".Find out the upgrades we now add to the written exercise, and why we'd change some of the instructionsWe've left in the bloopers again - listen to Jeremy cracking on an upper note before controlling it, and how he has to change breath pressure AND vibrato type to sing in a different range.Both Jeremy and Gillyanne demonstrate the difference between the Breathy-Light archetype in the book and abducted then abducted falsetto - just because it's breathy doesn't mean it's falsetto!This Is A Voice book link https://amzn.to/3LcpdBPBook a coaching session with Gillyanne or Jeremy to discover how much more your voice can do https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/Or sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/Oliver Burkeman's article is here - https://www.positive.news/opinion/how-to-become-news-resilient/And his books are here - The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking https://amzn.to/3tetDST Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done https://amzn.to/3lAGmLa Dr Rangan Chatterjee's book is here - Happy Mind, Happy Life – 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day https://amzn.to/3NtuhmRMo Gawdat's book is here - Solve for Happy https://amzn.to/3z0MUKS
24:05 05/23/2022
The Straws and Bubbles exercise from our This Is A Voice book
In the first of a new series, Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher take you through the Straws & Bubbles exercise from the bestselling book This Is A VoiceFind out the upgrades we now add to the written exercise, and why we'd change some of the instructionsListeners share their successes using straw exercises including tackling anxiety and singers with PTSDAnd Gillyanne discusses some of the SOVT facts she discovered at last week's PAS7+ conference from Brazil, including why SOVT exercises might be very good for shy singersWe announce the launch of the SOVT 1 Training Course, now included in your Learning Lounge MembershipAnd we include some of the bloopers that happen when we record!This Is A Voice book link https://amzn.to/3LcpdBP The full SOVT 1 course plus bonus voice science videos in the Learning Lounge here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge Book a coaching session with Gillyanne or Jeremy to discover how much more your voice can do https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/ Or sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/
21:54 05/16/2022
Golden Nuggets 16th April World Voice Day Special
This special podcast episode celebrates the annual World Voice Day. The motto this year is "Lift Your Voice". We are Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, and we're chatting about our #1 bestselling book on vocal technique, This Is A Voice. Hear how we were commissioned to write the book, which exercises people love, and how we practise our own exercises.We'll take you through one podcast listener's favourite exercise - Toothbrush Talk - so you can hear how to do it, and what effect can have on your voice.And we give you a sneak peek into our brainstorming walks in the hills, and how to ace the "brain dump" in a singing lesson - it'll make your lessons a whole lot better.This Is A Voice book https://amzn.to/3iEXQ7Z https://World-Voice-Day.orgThe Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge Cerys Matthews https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p03rb3xm Cerys Matthews part 2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0410sd1 Teaching Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye to yodel https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0011cd7 
26:45 04/16/2022
Golden Nuggets 4th April - Pitch, Pace & Power in Speaking Voice
Vocal warmups are an essential tool for singers, but do you even think about warming up your SPEAKING voice?You use your speaking voice far more than you use your singing voice, so it makes sense to warm that up first.In this week's Golden Nuggets Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher share excerpts from two of their best resources for speaking voice exercises and warmups: "Pitch, Pace & Power", and "the 1 Minute Voice Warmup App".There are excerpts from Webinar 11, "Pitch, Pace & Power", now on the Learning Lounge.And we talk about changing your pace, variety in your voice to make it more interesting, and Daleks.This week, Inspiration of the Week is all about the impact you've already made. Plus there's a challenge for you that some might find a little scary!The 1 Minute Voice Warmup App, produced with SpeechTools and an NHS specialist speech & language therapist, is aimed at helping people find and keep a healthy voice. It's particularly relevant now in this age of Covid and Long Covid, was featured in several magazines including the UK's leading computer magazine ComputerActive as the only paid health app to use in the recommendations of the week.The app is available on GooglePlay (a #1 app) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GBand on Apple Appstore (a #3 app) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251?mt=8Go to the Vocal Process Learning Lounge for the full "Pitch, Pace & Power" webinar, plus 600 more videos and resources herehttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeBook a coaching session to refresh your voice and get a bespoke vocal warmup created by Gillyanne or Jeremyhttps://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/Or sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/We've also got this! ↓The Vocal Process Learning Loungehttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/Find us - follow us on the socials!🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess
25:29 04/04/2022
Golden Nuggets 28th March - Vocal warmups - the what, the when & the why
Vocal warmups. What are you warming up? Should you change your warmup depending on the job? What happens long-term when you do a targeted warmup?Gillyanne shares a case history of creating a targeted warmup for a professional singer, and Jeremy tells the story of MD-ing the national tour of Calamity Jane and how the cast knew his warmups were different.There are excerpts from Webinar 6, "What's In A Warmup", now on the Learning Lounge.And we talk about the SIX areas a singer needs to warm up.This week, Inspiration of the Week is all about the ultimate cool-down.Go to the Vocal Process Learning Lounge for the "What's In A Warmup" webinar, plus 600 more videos and resources herehttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeBook a coaching session to refresh your voice and get a bespoke vocal warmup created by Gillyanne or Jeremyhttps://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/ Or sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/Check out Max Richter's Sleep album here https://www.maxrichtermusic.com/albums/sleep/
18:41 03/28/2022
Golden Nuggets 21st March - give us a job, singing auditions & pyjama days
Bestselling author and singing audition coach Jeremy Fisher on how to tackle singing auditions to get a job in London's West End.This week's Golden Nuggets from the book Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach include the full process for singing auditions for a West End musical.The Cattle Call - your best 16 bars or even lessThe First "private" audition - what does the audition panel want to seeThe Recall system - how to deal with each round of recalls to stay on top and get the role.Jeremy shares the story of his first two West End jobs - The Sneeze with Rowan Atkinson at the Aldwych Theatre, and Les Miserables at the Palace TheatreAnd there's a special guest for this week's Inspiration of the Week that involves Gillyanne's pyjama days.The book Wintering by Katherine May is here: paperback https://amzn.to/3udylQq ebook https://amzn.to/3L4gQIP  audiobook https://amzn.to/3ubJnFD The book Successful Singing Auditions by Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher is here: https://amzn.to/3woqLF6  And the book Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach by Jeremy Fisher is here: Audiobook https://amzn.to/3wsDman Ebook https://amzn.to/3N5xEB7  Paperback https://amzn.to/3Jt1FZD  Go to the Vocal Process Learning Lounge for all the Successful Singing Auditions webinar videos plus 600 more videos and resources here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge Book a coaching session to repurpose your song repertoire for different auditions here https://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/JeremyCoaching Or sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/
29:51 03/21/2022
Golden Nuggets 14th March - singing auditions, 16-bar cuts & money notes
Jeremy's flying solo this week as Gillyanne's recovering from heart surgery. He's sharing thoughts on Successful Singing Auditions, how to cut a song, and how to win at the 16-bar audition.We're including footage of Jeremy's and Gillyanne's analysis of the song "I'm Alive" from Next To Normal, feedback from the Successful Singing Auditions Q&A webinar, and behind the scenes writing Gillyanne's second book.And the Inspiration of the Week is linked to Daytime Television.Go to the Vocal Process Learning Lounge for all the Successful Singing Auditions webinar videos (75 minutes-worth) plus 600 more videos and resources herehttps://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeBook a coaching session to repurpose your song repertoire for different auditions herehttps://DrGillyanneKayesJeremyFisherInspirationSession.as.me/JeremyCoachingOr sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter to read Jeremy's articles here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/
17:12 03/14/2022
Golden Nuggets 7th March - troubleshooting breathing in songs, leaking and brain fry
Breathing exercises are fine but what about when you have to sing a song?Is breathy sound in singing always bad? Can you sing healthily with abducted vocal folds?What's the difference between breathy and leaky sound?And should you be breathing in through your mouth or your nose? Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher dive into the answers to all these questions in this Golden Nuggets. This is part 2 of our Golden Nuggets on breathing - it's such a huge topic for singers and singing teachers, and we have so many resources already in the Learning Lounge, in our books and in this podcast series. And in Inspiration of the Week Jeremy talks about overwhelm, the prefrontal cortex and finding yourself doing strange things You can go straight to the Learning Lounge and dive into 600+ videos and resources on singing, voice and performance, including our Troubleshooting Breathing webinar, here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeOr check out the video version of this podcast on our YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/rb7TVvB-TaQ Read Dr Emma Kavanagh's article here https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/24/invisible-threat-had-pushed-us-to-limits-small-wonder-our-brains-overwroughtOr sign up for the newsletter to read Jeremy's articles on superpowers and brain fry here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/
22:36 03/07/2022
Golden Nuggets 28th Feb - breathing, muscles, carrot cake and death
What does breathing mean for you if you're a singer?Do you breathe in exactly the same way whatever you sing?Do you have enough breath? Too much breath? Can't get to the ends of phrases? Only have a breathy tone?In this week's Golden Nuggets singing experts Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher chat about troubleshooting breathing for singers. This was the most requested Webinar topic by singing teachers in 19 countries, and it's the thing that most singers worry about, whether they sing as a profession or for recreation.And in Inspiration of the Week Gillyanne talks about the rise of the death cafe You can go straight to the Learning Lounge and dive into 600+ videos and resources on singing, voice and performance, including our Troubleshooting Breathing webinar, here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-loungeOr check out the video version of this podcast on our YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/rb7TVvB-TaQ Or sign up for the newsletter here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/Read more about death cafes here https://deathcafe.com/what/
11:39 02/28/2022
Golden Nuggets 21st Feb - Chickens, wind, exams & happiness
How do you handle singing exams, vocal auditions and voice competitions? Do you know exactly what to do or are you a gibbering wreck?In this week's Golden Nuggets singing experts Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher chat about their resources on how to ace the singing audition. The introduction was recorded during Storm Eunice and they share the tale of chickens and wind, and how they had to move their chicken coops to higher ground because of flooding - how prepared are you when anything out of the ordinary happens?And in Inspiration of the Week Gillyanne & Jeremy discuss happiness and Mo Gawdat's book Solve For Happy. You can go straight to the Learning Lounge and dive into 600+ videos and resources on singing, voice and performance here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge Or check out the video version of this podcast on our YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/1Xhd4k0YRqwOr sign up for the newsletter here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/ And you can pick up Mo Gawdat's book Solve For Happy here https://amzn.to/3BAukZD
23:36 02/21/2022
Golden Nuggets 14th Feb - nerves, confidence, vocal technique & poop
In the Golden Nuggets Week of 14th February, we're talking about nerves, confidence, vocal technique versus story telling, and poop. We're sharing gems from Webinar 5 - Exams Auditions and Competitions - and how to ace the audition.You'll hear Gillyanne and I talking about the cycle of nerves and why it's important to know that your cycle might not be my cycle.The surprising fact about peak heart rate and when it occurs for a performer.And we chat to Rachel Lynes of @TheSingSpace on how much vocal technique we should be thinking about during a performance. And finally, our Inspiration of the Week centres around poop. Listen to the end to find out moreMore of the interview with Rachel Lynes @TheSingSpace is on the Vocalprocess YouTube Channel here https://www.youtube.com/vocalprocessThe Learning Lounge with Belting Explained, Exams Auditions & Competitions, My Singer Has A Voice Problem, and over 50 free previews is available here https://bit.ly/VocalProcessLearningLoungeWhy Do I Need A Vocal Coach (paperback, ebook and audiobook) is available here https://amzn.to/3HgdQHPSuccessful Singing Auditions paperback is available here https://amzn.to/3B4Tsan The original blog interview with Dr David Roland is here https://vocalprocess.co.uk/interview-the-confident-performer/Dr Roland's book is available here https://amzn.to/3spe7SB 
10:55 02/14/2022