Voice and Diction chapter 1

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Voice and Diction chapter 1
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  1. What does the course Voice and Diction help with?
    This course will help you to cultivate an educated ear that listens and hears critically.
  2. list undesirable vocal qualities
    • 1. Breathy
    • 2. Strident
    • 3. Harsh
    • 4. Nasal
    • 5. Denasal
    • 6. Throaty
    • 7. Hoarse
  3. explain/ describe Breathy
    Breathy: fuzzy, whispery, hard to hear
  4. explain strident
    2. Strident: hard, tense, brassy, tight
  5. explain harsh
    3. Harsh: rough, raspy, gravelly 
  6. explain nasal
    4. Nasal: through the nose, whiny
  7. explain denasal
    5. Denasal: stuffy nose, bottled up voice
  8. explain throaty
    6. Throaty: hollow, muffled
  9. explain hoarse 
    7. Hoarse: scratchy, raw, strained
  10. list desirable speaking qualities
    • 1. pleasant quality
    • 2. clear articulation
    • 3. appropriate loudness
    • 4. expressiveness
    • 5. unobtrusive pronunciation
  11. explain pleasant quality 
    1. pleasant quality: texture of voices is easy on the ear, smooth musical
  12. explain clear articulation 
    2. clear articulation: distinct, intelligible, proper movement of jaw, tongue and soft pallet 
  13. explain appropriate loudness 
    3. appropriate loudness: easily heard without being overbearing 
  14. explain expressiveness 
    4. expressiveness: animated, well pitched, vocal variety 
  15. explain unobtrusive pronunciation 
    5. unobtrusive pronunciation: good pronunciation that is appropriate for the speaker and area being spoken in

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