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Drama journal - Voice is a huge part of drama and dance. Voice is an important communication skill which everyone requires. In voice you need clarity, you need to be accurate, you should keep a constant speed and you need to be able to sound more natural.

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Drama Journal #2 Voice is a huge part of drama and dance. Drama dance is an "expressive process which is best understood through the idea of symbolization and its role in the discovery and communication of meaning," (yahoo answers). Using the body as the prime means of expression; you communicate using voice, language, visualization and other various means of communication. In term-2 the topic was voice. Voice is an important communication skill which everyone requires. In voice you need clarity, you need to be accurate, you should keep a constant speed and you need to be able to sound more natural. On the second period of drama dance Mr. Tran gave everyone a sheet of paper containing various different tongue twisters ranging from very difficult to easy. As you all know tongue twister is a phrase which is designed to be difficult to articulate properly. Every student had to choose one of the five tongue twisters, and prepare it. Once everyone was prepared, they had to present there tongue twister in front of the class. The class then evaluated everyone based on clarity, accuracy and if they had a fast speed. ...read more.

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It would have been easier, because since it is our choice, we can make a chant where we want a specific beat. It could have been better! Also, I think that we should have had more time. By doing jazz chants, to me I was able to speak and sound more natural. This will help you be a better performer. Drama Journal#2 Tongue twister is a phrase which is designed to be difficult to articulate properly. On the second period of drama dance Mr. Tran gave everyone a sheet of paper containing various different tongue twisters ranging from very difficult to easy. . Every student had to choose one of the five tongue twisters, and prepare it. Once everyone was prepared, they had to present there tongue twister in front of the class. The class then evaluated everyone based on clarity, accuracy and if they had a fast speed. I enjoyed this activity greatly because I did one of the difficult ones and I won! This activity was fun, but many people did the easier ones, then the difficult ones. I picked the easy one for me, but to many people it was hard. ...read more.

Conclusion

The strength was that we had two people who played the piano before, so they knew how to keep the beat. The weakness was that all of us differed on what we should do. So, we had less time. We didn't plan it out until the end. Also, we had one person who joined our group at the last minute and we had to change everything. I recommended a rap, and it worked, but no one except me knew how to keep the beat and say the words for it. Other groups rehearsed a lot and they had great ideas. They set their minds to it. My group could have done better, but we messed up three times. Also, some groups acted it out, and others added things to it. It made it more interesting. All groups had diverse interpretations of the same text because no two people think the same. Everyone has there own brain and it thinks different from others. Overall, voice was the best concept I studied in drama dance. It taught me to be a better performer through fun and interesting ways. I used to just have one voice. If i read a story, I say the quotation and the text the same. Through these activities I learned how to change my voice and pronounce words with clarity, ...read more.

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