Yearly Archives: 2009

Intermediate Warm-up Series Introduction

If you’ve been following along with the blog, you know we’ve worked our way through a ten step Basic Warm-up Series. Today begins the next series, a set of ten steps that, taken individually will increase your knowledge of your voice’s

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World’s Fastest Talker

This YouTube video from the Discovery Channel program “More than Human” features a woman who is the world’s fastest talker. She’s fast! But totally incomprehensible. Not sure that’s such a good thing, is it? Interesting to hear about how Broca’s area

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Intermediate Warm-up Series Playlist

The Intermediate Warm-up Series includes audio for each of the exercises outlined in the blog. These audio files can be downloaded here individually as separate .mp3’s. As the VoiceGuy develops, you will have the opportunity to download more steps in

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R You Speedy?

In my last post, we covered the similarities and differences between bunched /r/ and apical /r/, made with the back of the tongue and the front of the tongue respectively. The front /r/ we called an apical /r/ because it

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Really Larry: R and L

/r/ and /l/ are two of the more “difficult” consonants in English. Many non-native speakers struggle with these sounds, as they are not part of their first language. There are many variations of these sounds, so in this step we’ll

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