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Developing Your Voice : 

Developing Your Voice

Vocabulary : 

Vocabulary Accent – the manner in which people speak and the way words are pronounced in different parts of the world. Articulation – the shaping and molding of sounds into syllables. Breath control – the amount of force you use in inhaling and exhaling. Breathing – the necessary process of inhaling and exhaling air to live. Dialect – a pronunciation of words from different languages blended together to form a distinct language for a group of people. Diaphragm – the muscle located between the abdomen and the rib cage. Diction – a person’s pronunciation of words, choice of words, and manner in which the person expresses himself or herself.

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8. Flexibility – the process of varying inflections of the voice 9. Inflection – the rising and falling of pitch. Inflection adds meaning, color, and rhythm to spoken words. 10. Oscilloscope – an instrument that can be used to record voice vibrations and show voice patterns. 11. Pitch – the musical tone of a voice. 12. Poise – the effective control of all voice elements and body movements. 13. Posture – how we sit and stand. 14. Projection – the placement and delivery of voice elements used effectively in communicating to an audience.

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15. Pronunciation – the way sounds or syllables that represent a word are said and stressed according to the proper notation found in the dictionary. 16. Quality – the voice element that makes one person sound different from everyone else. 17. Rate – the speed at which someone speaks. 18. Relaxation – freedom from all bodily tension. 19. Vocal folds – muscular membranes in the larynx that produce sound. 20. Volume – how softly or loudly a person speaks.

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The lines that an actor speaks must be heard clearly. Every word must be understood by cast members and audience alike. The voice is the foundation of an actor’s art. A voice that is used effectively conveys a wide range of emotions and reflects a person’s personality, moods, and attitudes.

Relaxation : 

Relaxation Relaxation, freedom from all bodily tensions, gives the actor a deeper level of awareness and provides the energy needed for the stage. Relaxation requires that you shut out any wandering thoughts about yourself or others. It also means ignoring unusual sounds, interruptions, and any other distractions. It gives you physical and mental control and focus onstage. It will also improve your posture, how you sit and stand, which is essential in controlled breathing. It will improve the sound of your voice and make your movement smoother onstage.

Different relaxation techniques : 

Different relaxation techniques Musical relaxation Away with tension – do Space walk Silence is Golden – do Body parts in motion Smile – do Facial massage – do Sleepy time – do Getting up, going down Country time

Breathing : 

Breathing Breathing is the necessary process of inhaling and exhaling air to live. You must learn to control your breathing to give you enough power to carry your voice and be clearly heard. Onstage you must inhale more deeply than you do in regular breathing, which means using more muscles. Exhaling should also be stronger and with more control than in your everyday breathing. Breath control is how much force you use in inhalation and exhalation.

Breathing exercises : 

Breathing exercises Book rest – do Observation time Air release – do Ha, Ha, Ha – do Ah!!!!! – do Snake – do Pucker up – do Phrases – do Using poetry for breath control – do next slide

Life’s Not Been the Same in My Family : 

Life’s Not Been the Same in My Family Life’s not been the same in my family Since the day that the new baby came, My parents completely ignore me, They scarcely remember my name. The baby gets all their attention, “Oh, isn’t she precious!” they croon, They think she looks like and angel, I think she resembles a prune They’re thrilled when she giggles and gurgles, “She burped!” they exclaimed with delight, They don’t even mind when she wakes us With deafening screams in the night. They seem to believe she’s a treasure, There’s simply no way I agree, I wish she’d stop being a baby And start being older than me.

Quality : 

Quality Quality is the voice element that makes you sound different from everyone else. You can eliminate, or lessen, annoying habits that produce poor voice quality. Voice quality and emotional state are closely connected. Your emotions are reflected through the quality of your voice. When onstage, your voice quality will reflect your character’s emotional frame of mind. You must have effective voice quality to develop the character that you portray. Actors need to use a variety of voice qualities to interpret and portray different characters.

Quality exercises : 

Quality exercises Quality warm-ups – do Emotional survey – do Louder, I can’t hear you -

Pitch : 

Pitch Pitch is the musical tone of your voice – how high or how low you speak on a musical scale. It give meaning and color to speech. It is determined by the vibration of your vocal folds, muscular membranes located in the larynx, or what is often called the “voice box.” The faster the folds vibrate, the higher the pitch; the slower, the lower the pitch. You can’t change your natural pitch, but you can manipulate it for the stage. 2 common flaws onstage: thin, high tone or monotone A high, thin pitch can be corrected with concentration and a conscious effort to lower your speaking tone. A person who speaks in a monotone needs inflection.

Pitch exercises : 

Pitch exercises Which pitch did you use? – do Rising and falling inflection – do What did you say? Patterns Would you please repeat that? - do

Flexibility : 

Flexibility Flexibility is the result of using the muscles in your face, tongue, jaw, lips, and throat in a lively manner. It is also a process of varying inflections as you speak. Vocal flexibility is created in a number of ways: using variety in the sounds of words; placing emphasis, or stress, on certain syllables, words, or groups of words in an unexpected way; phrasing words and sentences in a particular way; and using pauses, which provide the element of timing. Pauses are extremely effective in communicating onstage. You also need to develop poise, which only comes as a result of the self-confidence that you gain from your training in vocal elements and body movements.

Flexibility exercises : 

Flexibility exercises It’s a date Express yourself with a song – do Poetry inflection – do Short statements – do Say it again Sam! - do

Articulation : 

Articulation Articulation is the shaping and molding of sounds into syllables. We all use articulators (lips, tongue, teeth, hard and soft palates, jaw, muscles, and nasal passageways) in articulation. Some common bad habits are slurring sounds and words, not completing the endings of sounds and words, and generally not speaking clearly. To break habits, you need to practice your articulation daily. These drills will also train your ear to hear the way you speak in everyday life.

Articulation exercises : 

Articulation exercises Tongue twisters – do Clear articulation check Rhyme time Father to son

Pronunciation : 

Pronunciation Pronunciation refers to the way words are said. It helps us distinguish the correct sounding out of a word, dictating which letters of a word are to be articulated. Proper pronunciation results from people being aware of how our language differentiates the sound of one word from another. Proper pronunciation is seen as the mark of an educated person

Pronunciation con’t : 

Pronunciation con’t Use a dictionary to get proper pronunciation before rehearsing lines. 3 other terms related to pronunciation: diction, dialect, and accent. Diction is a person’s pronunciation of words, choice of words, and manner in which the person expresses himself or herself. Dialect is a pronunciation of words from different languages blended together to form a distinct language for a group of people. Accent is the manner in which people speak; it is the way words are pronounced in different parts of the world.

Pronunciation exercises : 

Pronunciation exercises Pronunciation check – do It’s all in the endings – do Dictionary scavenger hunt - do

Volume : 

Volume Volume is how loudly or softly you speak. The basis for a person’s volume is breath control. Actors need to use proper voice placement (directing the voice where the audience is located). You can place your voice where it is needed by focusing your vocal energy to your listeners. Good posture and breath control are essential in the drills and exercises for improving your volume.

Volume exercises : 

Volume exercises Counting the 5’s - do Counting the 5’s with stress - do Hello! - do ABCs - do The comics are everywhere Favorite children’s story

Rate : 

Rate Rate is the speed at which you speak. Rate and volume affect each other. Never cause your audience to misunderstand what’s going on because of rapid speaking. Rate can be effectively used for characterizaton.

Rate exercises : 

Rate exercises Watching time go by – do Story time Rhyme time Judging rate from the stage - do

Projection : 

Projection Projection is the placement and delivery of all the characteristics of an effective voice to communicate with your audience. It involves aiming your voice at a directed target. It combines all the voice elements discussed earlier. Projection involves delivering your lines to the audience, and energy is vital in the delivery of those lines. Proper and effective projection requires that you want to speak and perform well.

Projection exercises : 

Projection exercises Outdoor theatre Alphabet Olympics - do How far can you project – do Stories for projection Lines for projection

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