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1 Be Heard, Be Understood Using Your Voice

2 Be HEARD Volume (like on a radio!) Volume (like on a radio!) Projection Projection The audience wants to hear what you are saying The audience wants to hear what you are saying

3 Be UNDERSTOOD Diction Diction Enunciation Enunciation The audience wants to understand each word you say. The audience wants to understand each word you say.

4 Some examples of diction Give the following songs a score of Give the following songs a score of 1 = There were words in there? 1 = There were words in there? 3 = I understood some of the song 3 = I understood some of the song 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything! 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything!

5 Three examples of diction First... First... “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen

6 “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsman Give the following songs a score of Give the following songs a score of 1 = There were words in there? 1 = There were words in there? 3 = I understood some of the song 3 = I understood some of the song 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything! 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything!

7 TRIVIA TIME! In 1963, a rock group named the Kingsmen recorded the song “Louie, Louie.” The popularity of the song and difficulty in discerning the lyrics led some people to suspect the song was obscene. The FBI was asked to investigate whether or not those involved with the song violated laws against the interstate transportation of obscene material. The limited investigation lasted from February to May 1964 and discovered no evidence of obscenity. In 1963, a rock group named the Kingsmen recorded the song “Louie, Louie.” The popularity of the song and difficulty in discerning the lyrics led some people to suspect the song was obscene. The FBI was asked to investigate whether or not those involved with the song violated laws against the interstate transportation of obscene material. The limited investigation lasted from February to May 1964 and discovered no evidence of obscenity. SOURCE: SOURCE:

8 “Louie Louie”... take two Let’s Try Again! Covered by Richard Berry

9 “Louie, Louie” by Richard Berry Give the following songs a score of Give the following songs a score of 1 = There were words in there? 1 = There were words in there? 3 = I understood some of the song 3 = I understood some of the song 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything! 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything!

10 Moral of the Story: BE UNDERSTOOD AND SAY YOUR WORDS CLEARLY!!!

11 Third example of diction “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson

12 “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson Give the following songs a score of Give the following songs a score of 1 = There were words in there? 1 = There were words in there? 3 = I understood some of the song 3 = I understood some of the song 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything! 5 = This was crystal clear! I understood everything!

13 Perfect Practice To practice VOLUME and DICTION (being HEARD and being UNDERSTOOD) Actors often like to use... TONGUE TWISTERS!!!

14 The teeth, the lips, the tip of the tongue, the tip of the tongue, the teeth, the lips

15 Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. Now, if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. Now, if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

16 Billy Button bought a bunch of beautiful bananas. A bunch of beautiful bananas, Billy Button bought. If Billy Button bought a bunch of beautiful bananas, where’s the bunch of beautiful bananas Billy Button bought? Billy Button bought a bunch of beautiful bananas. A bunch of beautiful bananas, Billy Button bought. If Billy Button bought a bunch of beautiful bananas, where’s the bunch of beautiful bananas Billy Button bought?

17 Catherine Crosby kept some cuddly kittens in her closet. Some cuddly kittens in her closet Catherine Crosby kept. If Catherine Crosby kept cuddly kittens in her closet, where are the cuddly kittens in her closet Catherine Crosby kept? Catherine Crosby kept some cuddly kittens in her closet. Some cuddly kittens in her closet Catherine Crosby kept. If Catherine Crosby kept cuddly kittens in her closet, where are the cuddly kittens in her closet Catherine Crosby kept?

18 Maymee Miller made some marvelous marmalade. Some marvelous marmalade Maymee Miller made. If Maymee Miller made some marvelous marmalade. Where’s the marvelous marmalade Maymee Miller made? Maymee Miller made some marvelous marmalade. Some marvelous marmalade Maymee Miller made. If Maymee Miller made some marvelous marmalade. Where’s the marvelous marmalade Maymee Miller made?

19 Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb. Now.....if Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb, see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb. Success to the successful thistle-sifter! Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb. Now.....if Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb, see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb. Success to the successful thistle-sifter!

20 Yes, yes, Tibet Tripoli and the great Mississippi and the town Honolulu and the Lake Titicaca The Pope a di Capitol is not in Canada rather in Mexico, Mexico, Mexico Canada, Malaga, Rimini, Brindisi Yes! Yes, Tibet...

21 Clip from “The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock, Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock, From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block! If available, watch: (Note: Start at minute 1:48)

22 How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.

23 Repeat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat

24 Repeat these: Red leather. Yellow leather. Red leather. Yellow leather. Unique New York Unique New York Selfish shellfish Selfish shellfish Irish wristwatch Irish wristwatch

25 Bonus Clip “Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan “Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan 4jV8EM 4jV8EM 4jV8EM 4jV8EM

26 Your Turn! With a partner, write your own tongue twister. With a partner, write your own tongue twister. It must have words in it. It must have words in it. It must be unique and new. It must be unique and new. No “repeating” twisters (i.e. “Toy Boat”) No “repeating” twisters (i.e. “Toy Boat”) If you get stuck, choose a letter in the alphabet and start writing =) If you get stuck, choose a letter in the alphabet and start writing =) You will turn this in for points. You will turn this in for points.

27 Sources The Kingsmen: NYC.jpg The Kingsmen: NYC.jpg The Kingsmen: NYC.jpg The Kingsmen: NYC.jpg Ingrid Michaelson: 0Troubadour%20singing_1.jpg Ingrid Michaelson: 0Troubadour%20singing_1.jpg Ingrid Michaelson: 0Troubadour%20singing_1.jpg Ingrid Michaelson: 0Troubadour%20singing_1.jpg Richard Berry: sized.jpg Richard Berry: sized.jpg Richard Berry: sized.jpg Richard Berry: sized.jpg Einstein: tongue-jpg.jpeg?w=480&h=668 Einstein: tongue-jpg.jpeg?w=480&h=668


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