Voice Exercises: Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters are group of words difficult to articulate rapidly, usually because of a succession of similar consonant sounds, as in Shall she sell seashells?
Tongue Twisters helps in the proper pronunciation of words and syllables. It has also been proven to help a voice artist attain strong clear rhythm and tone.
Make sure that you pronounce the twisters slowly. Once comfortable, then you may speed up. Practice them for a good command on the language and pronunciation. If possible, then make sure that some one good in English listens to the pronunciation.
Below are some familiar but effective tongue twisters.
Rubber baby buggy bumpers
She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The shells she sells are surely seashells, So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
Five fresh fish specials daily
Unique New York New York's Unique You know you need Unique New York
Six stick shifts stuck shut.
Another long block of non-stop rock
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit; and on the slitted sheet I sit.
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
A Tudor who tooted a flute Tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to their tutor, Is it harder to toot – Or to tutor two tooters to toot?
I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate. I am only plucking pheasants ‘cause the pheasant plucker’s running late.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers? If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Do this as often as you can and always before every voice over session, remember that clear speech skills are essential to survive and thrive in this industry.