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0106 – Our Amazing and Unique Alphabetised Exaggerated Articulation Exercises

Season 1, Ep. 106

0106 – Our Amazing and Unique Alphabetised Exaggerated Articulation Exercises

VOCAL YOGA – Peter’s PT for Articulation

Traditional tongue twisters are great to warm up your mouth and to help increase your clarity and overall oral muscularity, because despite their name they also help you develop the better use of your jaw, lips and soft palate too.


Our Amazing And Unique Alphabetised Exaggerated Articulation Exercises

Start slowly and carefully. Make sure the start and end of each word is crisp, then repeat the phrase, getting faster and faster while maintaining clarity. If you trip over words, stop and start again.

  • ·     Andrea and Andrew ate eight acid apples accidentally
  • ·     Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said “the butter’s bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter will make my batter better”. So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
  • ·     Cheryl's chilly cheap chip shop sells Cheryl's cheap chips
  • ·     Do drop two dozen double damask dinner napkins in at the Dewdrop Inn
  • ·     Eight eager eagles and eighteen elegant elephants
  • ·     Five flippant French friends fly from France for phones for Frank
  • ·     Granny's grey goose Gus daily grazes on grapes
  • ·     Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares. Does Harry Hunt hunt heavy hairy hares? If Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares, where are the heavy hairy hares Harry Hunt hunts?
  • ·     I see the icy eyes of Isis
  • ·     James just jostled Jean gently as Jack the jailbird jacked a jeep
  • ·     Kiss her quick, kiss her quicker, kiss her quickest!
  • ·     Lovely lemon liniment
  • ·     Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone
  • ·     You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York
  • ·     Awful Oliver Oglethorpe ogled an oily owl and an oily oyster.
  • ·     Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
  • ·     The queen's quack's clipboard contained quick questions.
  • ·     Raise Ray and Ruth's red roof across the rugged road
  • ·     Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines, she sits, and where she sits she shines
  • ·     Terry Teeter, a tea-total teeter-totter teacher, taught her daughter Tara to teeter-totter. But Tara Teeter didn't teeter-totter as Terry Teeter taught her
  • ·     An undertaker undertook to undertake an undertaking. The undertaking that the undertaker undertook was the hardest undertaking the undertaker ever undertook to undertake
  • ·     Valuable Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently
  • ·     I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch
  • ·     X-ray checks clear chests
  • ·     Yellow leather, red leather. Yellow leather, red leather. Yellow leather, red leather.
  • ·     This is a zither. Is this a zither?

 

And perhaps the all-time classic:

·     The tip of the tongue and the teeth and the lips.


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Through these under-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career spent in TV and radio studios.


And as themes develop over the weeks (that is, they are not random topics day-by-day), this is a free, course to help you GET A BETTER BROADCAST, PODCAST AND VIDEO VOICE.


Look out for more details of the book during 2021.


Contacts: https://linktr.ee/Peter_Stewart


Peter has been around voice and audio all his working life and has trained hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio from pop music stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1 to Heart FM, the classical music station BBC Radio 3 and regional BBC stations. He’s trained news presenters on regional TV, the BBC News Channel and on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama. Other trainees have been music presenters, breakfast show hosts, travel news presenters and voice-over artists.


He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation and production (“Essential Radio Journalism”, “JournoLists”, two editions of “Essential Radio Skills” and three editions of “Broadcast Journalism”) and has written on voice and presentation skills in the BBC’s in-house newspaper “Ariel”.


Peter has presented hundreds of radio shows (you may have heard him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional radio) with formats as diverse as music-presentation, interview shows, ‘special’ programmes for elections and budgets, live outside broadcasts and commentaries and even the occasional sports, gardening and dedication programmes. He has read several thousand news bulletins, and hosted nearly 2,000 podcast episodes, and is a vocal image consultant advising in all aspects of voice and speech training for presenters on radio and TV, podcasts and YouTube, voiceovers and videocalls.


The podcast title refers to those who may wish to change their speaking voice in some way. It is not a suggestion that anyone should, or be pressured into needing to. We love accents and dialects, and are well aware that how we speak changes over time. The key is: is your voice successfully communicating your message, so it is being understood (and potentially being acted upon) by your target audience?


This podcast is London-based and examples are spoken in the RP (Received Pronunciation) / standard-English / BBC English pronunciation, although invariably applicable to other languages, accents and dialects.


Music credits:

"Bleeping Demo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7012-bleeping-demo

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"Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flow

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"Envision" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4706-envision

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"Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70

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"Rising Tide" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tide

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"Wholesome" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

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