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How to prep for your American accent

Your 5 areas to prep

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by Katherine Beck in Katherine's blog
13/04/2019

Let’s face it. Our days are busier than ever. Social media and smart phones have created a society where the need for a quick reply or a text message is more enticing than a lengthy phone conversation. The art of communication is fading. People are walking down the streets staring at their phone rather than observing their environment and having a conversation with the person standing next to them.

So when we need to audition or perform with an American accent it’s that much more challenging because we are conversing less and less. To get our American accents as flawless as possible we need to prep those articulators. Everyday you should be doing 5 exercises that will help you release tension and create space. The 5 areas you need to exercise are:

1. The Lips
2. The tongue
3. The lower jaw
4. The soft palate
5. Resonance

The exercises can vary but make sure you’re targeting each of these areas every day so you’re ready to go next time you need to perform with an American accent. Sign me up!

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