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VOICE CULTURE

AND

ELOCUTION.

BY

WM. T. ROSS, A. M.

“True Art is to Conceal Art."

REVISED EDITION.

NEW YORK:

THE BAKER & TAYLOR CO.

1887.

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PREFACE.

VOICE CULTURE AND ELOCUTION is a text-book combining in a practical form the following features :

1. Clear and concise statements and explanations of principles ;

2. Explicit and full directions for exercise under the rules ; and

3. A liberal supply of carefully selected sentences and paragraphs for study and practice.

The exercises in Calisthenics and in Gesture will be found ample for physical culture, and for the development of ease, grace and versatility in gesture.

The chapter on the Organs of Speech, with the accompanying illustrative cuts, may be made valuable as an auxiliary to the mechanics of elocution.

The pages devoted specially to Voice Culture contain many valuable hints and exercises for the development of clearness, quality, compass, volume, strength, resonancy, flexibility and control of voice, and will be found as valuable to the student of Singing as to the student of Elocution.

Articulation receives the attention its importance merits, and the exercises and directions are particularly full and explicit.

Under the head of Modulation and Expression, the arrangement of topics is made as logical as is possible with a subject that covers so much ground, and in

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