Principles Of Vocal Expression; Being A Revision Of The Rhetoric Of Vocal Expression

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Benton Chamberlain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... served his individuality. Detect imitation, affectation, and all unnatural effects. Give some practical suggestions as to personal peculiarities or tendencies in voice, action, facial expression, position, pronunciation, or any unpleasant mannerism. It is a grave mistake, however, to assume that criticism is to take note of defects only. Criticism, as the word historically means, is the exercise of a judgment. Those judgments are usually most helpful which draw attention to purposes and processes pointing toward the normal, healthy, natural, in speech. Hence the critic should seek first of all to discern and cordially recognize, not only every good effect, but also and especially every good effort and right intention. Browning incidentally gives a great lesson in art criticism, when he makes Andrea del Sarto say, regarding a painting that was manifestly inadequate, perhaps even wrong, in sonic technical details, "He meant right." The criticism of the class-room is not more severe nor more unnatural, nor need it be more diverting, than the silent criticism to which the speaker is unconsciously subjected whenever he appears before an audience. The friendly, judicious, thoughtful criticism, given in a scholarly way, even professionally, should be more grateful than the undiscerning and often irrelevant expressions of taste or whim which sometimes pass under the name of criticism. In as far as technical criticism assists in the correction of bad habits and in the formation of good ones while the student is under drill, in so far it forestalls and disarms much of the less helpful and more disagreeable criticism to which, if he becomes a public speaker, he will surely expose himself. The two fundamental things in criticism, as in the study of one's own delivery...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... served his individuality. Detect imitation, affectation, and all unnatural effects. Give some practical suggestions as to pers...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217977219

ISBN - 13:9780217977210

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