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by Malcolm Morrison

Free eBook Clear Speech: Practical Speech Correction and Voice Improvement download ISBN: 0273010166
Author: Malcolm Morrison
Publisher: Pitman Publishing (May 1977)
Language: English
Pages: 80
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Size MP3: 1922 mb
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++++ This slim book, by theatre director and former college speech and drama director, Malcolm Morrison, is a VERY practical book for speech correction and voice improvement.

++++ This slim book, by theatre director and former college speech and drama director, Malcolm Morrison, is a VERY practical book for speech correction and voice improvement. The arrangement of the material in this book with clear illustrations makes it easy for anyone to understand and work from effectively. This book is concerned with helping to correct mismanagement of a healthy speech and voice mechanism. Emphasis is on the readjustment of habits, a readjustment anyone can make through practice

++++ This slim book, by theatre director and former college speech and drama director, Malcolm Morrison, is a VERY practical book for speech correction and voice improvement. Emphasis is on the readjustment of habits, a readjustment anyone can make through practice

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Many people can identify and solve their speech problems and significantly improve their voice by using tried and tested exercises. Formerly he was dean at North Carolina School of the Arts, Director of the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, and Head of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Morrison has served on national and regional committees for the arts in the United States.

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Download Now. saveSave Clear Speech Practical Speech Correction and Voice. H& [IH. AacBlack- London. Preface Using this Book Speech as a Habit The Nature and Analysis of Faults Analysis of faults Correction of problems Attitude to correction Principles of correction Relaxation Some common causes of tension Exercises Posture Common faults Recommended standing position Exercises to improve general posture PROBLEMS OF VOICE PRODUCTION Faulty Breathing Recommended methods Main faults Popular misconceptions about breathing Exercises for breathing To establish. The systematic arrangement of the material with clear illustrations makes it easy for the layman to understand and work from effectively. Categories: Linguistics\Foreign: English.

Many people can identify and solve their speech problems and significantly improve their voice by using tried and tested exercises

Many people can identify and solve their speech problems and significantly improve their voice by using tried and tested exercises.

Malcolm Morrison is Dean of the Theatre Divison, Hartt School at The University of Hartford, USA. He was formerly Resident Director of the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. Country of Publication.

User reviews
Yannara
The book is thin enough to carry around in your pocket or briefcase.

There are chapters dealing with relaxation, breathing and posture as well as common problems such as hoarseness and plumminess. Pretty standard fare.

There is a section on building resonance. There are 4 series of exercises for developing "forward placing of the voice". There are chapters which treat the difficulties of forming the English S, R and the clear and dark L sounds as well as the glottal stop. If worked diligently the exercises will work wonders for your clarity and carrying power.

Finally there some exercises to develop the lips, the tongue and the teeth which are challenging, fun and effective.
Fearlesssinger
I have notice improvements in my speech. Its more clear,and I do not stumble as I used to recommend to all the shy people.
Coiron
GREAT BOOK. I use t all the time
Fomand
There are a few good tips in this book--as well as some nicely selected readings to use for vocal variety. However, most of the content is familiar territory; very little of it covers new ground. It's a British book, as well, so perhaps it would feel more useful in the UK than it did to me in the US.
Tejora
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This slim book, by theatre director and former college speech and drama director, Malcolm Morrison, is a VERY practical book for speech correction and voice improvement. It is written in an easily accessible form and has tried and tested exercises. The arrangement of the material in this book with clear illustrations makes it easy for anyone to understand and work from effectively.

This book is concerned with helping to correct mismanagement of a healthy speech and voice mechanism. Emphasis is on the readjustment of habits, a readjustment anyone can make through practice.

This book is divided into three parts:

(1) Essentials of Speech and Voice.

(i) Speech as a habit (ii) The nature and analysis of faults (iii) Relaxation (iv) Posture

(2) Problems of Voice Production.

(i) Faulty breathing (ii) Inadequate pitch range in the voice (iii) Faulty tone (iv) Routines for establishment of forward placing of the voice

(3) Speech Faults

(i) "R" sound (ii) "S" sound (iii) "L" sound (iv) "TH" sound (v) The glottal stop (vi) Indistinct speech

Finally, I'll repeat: besides the excellent instruction, this book (as compared to others) has the virtue of directness and economy. In other words, if you like sifting through reams and reams of theory, then this is NOT the book for you. This is, instead, a book that will get you practicing right away.

In conclusion, this is a very practical book that cuts through the jargon and aims at helping you improve your speech and voice right away!

(first published 1989; preface; using this book; 3 parts or 14 chapters; main narrative 75 pages; note to teachers)

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Ce
One of the best books for any speech-impaired reader. This is one of the few books that had helped to resolve my speech defects. For over 30 years, I had very severe speech impediments. Over the next 10 years, most speech defects were only mild and eventually dissolved. Today, I can speak with absolute fluency and more surprisingly I can sing too. My hard-worked pronunciation is now perfect.

If you're deaf, I most recommend a pronouncing dictionary (the most ideal gift for any deaf-born child). If you have some degree of hearing, then do buy yourself a pronouncing dictionary with the CD-ROM. All the pronunciations are cryptically written in IPA alphabets, each alphabet representing a certain sound, which you make with just a certain lip position and a tongue position.

A PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY IS MOST VITAL TO ANY DEAF READER - and SHOULD be introduced in every deaf school in the country. I myself went to a deaf school where the outmoded speech therapy was dreadful and abstruse. I'd never really learned any good speech there, only the approximate sounds. Only in my twenties did I really learn the basics of correct/proper pronunciations. Firstly, I learned the pronunciation of each letter - by graphic/visual descriptions of shaping lips and tongue when making sounds. It took me years to rebuild my pronouncing vocabulary - with the help of a pronouncing dictionary.
Pronouncing dictionaries help you distinguish any confusing, sound-alike pronunciations such as "such" and "search," "caught" and "cot," "sword" and "sawed," etc. And learn to rhyme words such as "beautiful" and "dutiful," "feather" and "leather," etc.
Once you have mastered IPA alphabets and speech, you can too learn foreign languages - and you CAN. I have learned oral German and French and can speak with such absolute fluency that parents have asked me to give grinds to their kids.

Your second book should be "English Phonetics and Phonology: A Practical Course" by Peter Roach. This one teaches you phonetics - the IPA alphabets, lip positions, tongue positions, etc.
Your third and subsequent books should contain exercises for your vocal cords, tongue, lungs, etc.