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BOOK I.

PRACTICE OF SPEECH.

DEFINITIONS.

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The Object of the Speaker; Characteristics of a good Voice, 9 VOICE FORMATION,—VOCALITY.—Breathing Practice, 12 TONE FORMATION.-Direction of Tone ; Position of Jaw, 16 DIRECTION AND VIBRATION OF TONE.—To Open the Throat; Exercises ; Benefit of Exercises,

22 SPEECH ARTICULATION.–Vocality or Pure Tone,

31 ASPIRATION, BREATH SOUNDS.

32 SUB-VOCALITY.–Tone and Breath Sounds,

33 COMBINED ASPIRATION.—To Produce Consonant Sounds; Base Consonant Formation,

34 ARTICULATION CHARTS.-Chart of Consonant Articulation; Blending of Elements, -Chart B,

37 TONE RANGE AND FLEXIBILITY.-Exercises,

42 SCALE PRACTICE.—Climax and Transition,

45 USE OF WORDS.—Examples,

47 OBSERVATIONS.—Emphatic Sentences; To Determine Emphasis ; Open and Close Vocal Sounds,

54 VOICE MOVEMENT.–Rising Tones; Falling Tones,

65 PITCH OF CONSONANTS.—Emphatic Upward Movement, 67 INFLECTION OF PHRASES—Positive or Negative; Observation, 69 VOICE MOVEMENT.—Swell and Stress; Orotund Tone,

77 FINAL SWELL.-Abruptness of Speech ; Abrupt Open; Abrupt Open and Close ; Calling; Shouting; Practice with Energy of Body; The Gutteral Rattle,

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Book I.

PRACTICE OF SPEECH.

-"Wit, words and worth; Action and utterance and the power of speech, to stir men's blood!"-Shakespeare.

-"Many an idea has been driven home by an explosive tone."Beecher.

"Do nothing in imitation of a teacher,-avoid all his mannerisms. But, if he shows you underlying principles of speaking, -exercises to develop and train your voice, to make you graceful in gesture, practice perseveringly, patiently and critically.”Jno. B. Gough, Lecture on Eloquence.

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