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Episode 334 - The Machine Model Fallacy

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

Release Date: 08/22/2023

Episode 380 - Training vs Natural Talent show art Episode 380 - Training vs Natural Talent

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

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In this episode, John talks about the utilization of models for the voice. He looks into models that serve as tools to decipher intricate systems, particularly highlighting the Machine Model Fallacy.

Episode Highlights:

  • The voice is not a machine
  • Fight or flight shows up in your voice
  • Different voice methods work for different people

 

To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, online courses, Vocal Assessments and Voice Lessons with his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com.