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Podcast Series 2 episode 1 What’s in your mug

In the first of a new series of the #ThisIsAVoice podcast, Gillyanne and Jeremy open 2021 with a chat about tea, purpose, happiness and coffins They share more on their legacy and how to incorporate legacy into your life, why they stopped selling books, Konmari-ing Vocal Process and getting rid of 1900 dead people. They also [...]

Podcast 14 – More SOVT AMAs part 2

We had so much material on SOVT straw techniques and AMAs that we had to split it in 2! Here is SOVT Singing Straw creator Oren Boder's return visit, part 2. All three of us answer questions on: Athletic vocal exercises - what does that mean? The difference between athletic, therapeutic and agility SOVT work A/C [...]

Podcast 13 – More SOVT AMAs part 1

By popular demand, #SOVT expert Oren Boder, creator of the SOVT Singing Straw, is back! We had so many more AMAs for Oren following our SOVT Workshop together that we invited him back for SOVT AMAs part 2 (part 1). In part 1 of this two-part return, Oren, Gillyanne and Jeremy answer questions on: what SOVT [...]

What is pitch?

When Gillyanne and I were writing our book This Is A Voice, this question appeared in an email from our (non-musician) editor. And it got me thinking. What is pitch and how do we think of it? In the acoustic/scientific sense pitch is defined as something creating noise that has a regular number of vibrations per [...]

By |2021-02-15T12:59:52+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Free Stuff|Tags: , , , , |26 Comments

Podcast 12 -James Sills Do Sing Sofa Singers

Choral leader, author, forest bather and creator of Sofa Singers, James Sills joins us for Podcast 12 The paradox of needing to sing together but being prevented by Covid19 and Lockdown Harmony and community and how they counter the sweeping epidemic of loneliness How Sofa Singers began and the crazy explosion of interest James's own history [...]

Changing your genre

Help on changing your genre Back in 2014 I wrote an article for The Music Teacher magazine on changing your vocal style. It's now part of my book "Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach" (you can get a copy here). Gillyanne and I also created an online training Webinar on a similar theme called Changing [...]

By |2021-02-10T17:39:50+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Changing your mind is human

Changing your mind is part of human growth As you grow and mature as an adult, you get the opportunity to explore, understand and learn in a different way than the process you were given as a young child. New things are discovered, and old things are put into a wider context or debunked as simplistic [...]

Podcast 11 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT AMAs!

SOVT expert Oren Boder answers six of the top AMAs we received on semi-occluded vocal tract exercises & science. And we discuss: Why the angle of the straw in water might make a difference - 3.50 Why you might be bypassing the benefits of straws without realising it - 5.30 Why matching resistance of your straw [...]

This Is A Voice podcast reviews

Just been reading some lovely reviews for our This Is A Voice podcast on Apple Podcasts - all 5-star ratings. Tanya33 says Really worth making time for "For anybody who works with the voice. These podcasts are educational, entertaining and thought provoking. As a singer and singing teacher myself, I’d feel I’d missed out if I [...]

Podcast 10 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT

Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher chat with one of their own #LockdownHeroes, Oren Boder. Oren is the creator of the SOVT Singing Straw (patent-pending), a brilliant variable length/width metal straw for singers and speakers. In part 1 of a 2-part interview, listen to Oren's story as he shares how he started, how he navigated the [...]