File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 264

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 19:07:18 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Voice Advice

Just a friendly addition/correction. My Linklater text from college is 
titled "Freeing the Natural Voice", Not Finding the Natural voice, so 
if you are scannning by title this may help. It is also possible she 
changed the title somewhere along the line, so both may work? I like 
the book partly because it is so good, and partly because it credits Dr 
Tom Shipp, and I grew up with his daughter Nancy. Really extended 

Greg Ballora

On Dec 21, 2006, at 2:48 PM, Richard Johnson wrote:

> I endorse wholeheartedly Kristin Linklater.  I hate to say this, but 
> many of
> my students got more out of the book than they did from me. (Speaking 
> voice
> for the Stage class)  I beat her on accents though (She really doesn't 
> do
> much with accents).
> Richard B. Johnson, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Actor, Director,
> Puppeteer, Playwright, Teacher,Writer, Thingmaker, Mormon, Person, 
> Fool.  I
> sometimes think that the last persona is the most important- and most
> valuable.
> Http://
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of melissa 
> clark
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:12 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Voice Advice
> You should purchase Kristen Linklater's book Finding the natual voice 
> and
> use the
> exercises therein to find your voice.  also i have found that it helps 
> to
> make up my
> own song.  not singing words so much, but singing notes and going up 
> and
> down
> my range and playing around with my voice.  i sing like this to my son 
> every
> night
> when i put him to bed, and in doing so i have found my voice and it 
> grows
> stronger
> every day.  then when you sing other people's songs or write your own 
> for
> that
> matter, you will be able to add your own flavour to it.
> m
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