American Accent Intonation with Sirens

American Accent Intonation with Sirens

Jill: [Wa-woo wa-woo wa-woo] Why all the sirens? Because you know that using intonation helps you be understood, getting the pitch that you want, emphasizing the word that you want, the syllable you want.
I know intonation matters to you. Today, we’re going to practice siren sounds and we`re going to practice that on a, e, i, o and u vowels. Simple exercise, but what’s really important here is that you go all the way up into what we call a falsetto and flip over, really get as high as you can in your voice, and then come all the way back down. Coming back down is really important because that’s going to make you sound confident in your statements.
Just listen to this [siren sound with a]. All the way back down. You try [siren sound with a]. Now, I’m going to do it on e [siren sound with e]. All the way back down. You do e with me, here we go [siren sound with e]. Very good. Now let’s do it together on i. Remember you’re going to go all the way up, and you’re
going to come all the way down. On i, let’s do it together [siren sound with i]. Very good. Now, let’s try it on u [siren sound with u]. That’s good. Finally, we’re going to do it on o [siren sound with o]. Here we go. Excellent.
You just need to make this part of your warm-up right before a presentation, before an interview, before an important meeting or a conversation. Warm up your voice. Do it before you leave home.
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