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Voice and Diction Mechanics: A Practical Application for Optimzing Your Vocal Expression

Author(s): Linda Kalfayan

Edition: 4

Copyright: 2022

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You may as well begin with the idea that you can sound great!

Voice and Diction Mechanics: A Practical Application for Optimizing Your Vocal Expression gives orderly instruction on how to improve your voice and diction.  Using your voice and diction to its best advantage begins with an understanding of vocal variety and exercises in creating a more effective, expressive use of vocal properties.  To strengthen the meaning of a message, these practices include an understanding of an appropriate use of volume changes, pitch variety, duration changes, adding pausing and phrasing techniques, as well as reducing tension while speaking.  In addition, this book provides steps on improving your articulation and creating an easily understood listening experience.  This arrangement of material and practice exercises gives a thorough approach to successful outcomes as you practice.

Your voice is your instrument, your clarity is your outcome.

New to the fourth edition, is the updated information on understanding the difference between voice and diction.  In addition, we have added recordings of the author, lecturing for each of the seven chapters.  An entire section of the book focuses on diction exercises and includes audio files making it easy to access and listen to the individual sounds in Standard American English. This book helps you to practice in order to produce clearly articulated words without substitutions, omissions, or distortions of sounds.

Discover how these voice and diction improvement methods can be enjoyable and most useful for all of your presentations and eventually will give you an edge on success.

Notes for the Instructor

CHAPTER 1 Initial Readings, Impromptu Quotations, and Initial Voice and Diction Analysis

CHAPTER 2 Understanding the Difference between Voice and Diction
What Is Voice?
What Is Diction?
What Are the Faults of Voice?
What Are the Faults of Diction for Career Speech?
What Is Voice Quality?
Assignment 1: Voice Properties and Techniques

CHAPTER 3 Vocal Variety
Vocal Variety
Duration
Pitch
Volume
Quality
Assignment 2: Creative Reading with Narration
Vocal Variety Evaluation Sheet for Assignments 1 and 2

CHAPTER 4 Voice Production
Respiration
Two Types of Breathing
Phonation
A Closer Look at the Larynx
The Vocal Folds and Producing Voice
Controlling the Muscles of the Larynx
Developing Clear Initiation of Tone
Resonation
The Pharynx
The Nose
The Mouth
Respiration Exercise

CHAPTER 5 Vocabulary
Voice and Diction—Midterm Review Sheet

CHAPTER 6 Diction
Diction
Summary Chart for Consonants
Plosives
Fricatives
Consonant Clusters
Plurals
Nasals
Lateral
Glides
Affricates
Test 1: Articulation—Prose Passage
Assignment 3
Voice and Diction Evaluation Sheet—Assignment 3
Vowels
Diphthongs
Faults
Nasalization Vowels and Diphthongs
Substitutions
Additions
Omissions

CHAPTER 7 Vowels and Diphthongs
Vowels
Diphthongs
Assignment 4
Voice and Diction Evaluation Sheet—Assignment 4

Key Word Lists
Voice and Diction Final Exam Guidelines
Voice and Diction Final Exam Essay
Appendix A: Play Report
Appendix B: Lecture Report

Linda Kalfayan

Related ISBN's: 9781524976279, 9798765713785

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