The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

by Taylor Mason
     
 

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The art of "bellyspeaking" isn't for dummies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Ventriloquism teaches everyone to speak from their bellies, create and substitute sounds, use all the registers of their voice, and create diversions to attract the listener's ear-whether they invest in a fancy puppet or create their own figure out of a sweat sock.

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The art of "bellyspeaking" isn't for dummies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Ventriloquism teaches everyone to speak from their bellies, create and substitute sounds, use all the registers of their voice, and create diversions to attract the listener's ear-whether they invest in a fancy puppet or create their own figure out of a sweat sock.

•Includes tips for making, manipulating, and talking with their dummy and for it-both at the same time

•Advice for getting an act together and taking it on the road-getting gigs, getting paid, and how to improve performances

•How to write dialogue and jokes and rehearsal techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615640003
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
382,020
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Taylor Mason is a world-class ventriloquist, a prolific writer, a talented musician, and a successful comedian. He has written for The Second City Theater in Chicago, the Emmy­winning comedy series Bananas-TV, and his children's television program, Taylor's Attic. He also wrote a six-week course through the extension program of Columbia College where he taught ventriloquism to students in the Chicago suburbs.

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