Synopsis

Mastering an American Accent - The Compact Guide

Mastering an American Accent - The Compact Guide $14.99

Rebecca Gausnell

Published by Nick Hern Books

This step-by-step guide to learning and practising an American accent is for anyone who wants to use a General American accent with confidence in auditions and performance

Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow breakdown of the fundamentals required for the accent - including the shape and position of the mouth, vowels and consonants, rhythm, stressing, pitch, pace and more - as well as structured drills and exercises to build on and consolidate what you've learned, using extracts from contemporary American plays

The book is supplemented by dozens of online audio clips of General American voices, recorded by native speakers, so you can listen to the target sounds and repeat for practice

Also included are tips on fully integrating the accent into your performance, as well as a series of vocal warm-ups

The Compact Guides are pocket-sized introductions for actors and theatremakers, each tackling a key topic in a clear and comprehensive way

Written by industry professionals with extensive hands-on experience of their subject, they provide you with maximum information in minimum time

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'Detailed and specific... the exercises are clearly described and valuable, and the voice recordings that accompany the book are very useful for illustrating what is being described in words... a worthwhile investment for someone seeking to expand their voice and accent skills or about to go into rehearsal' ~ British Theatre Guide


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