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10 DEAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION
art of coloring the words, you have the first stones of the house you wish to build up.
Now, the second indispensable point is how to breathe, respiration ! Respiration is only a question of cleverness. Everybody can learn how to breathe in a short time; it is very simple.
First you must practice the purely physical movements of respiration. First absorb slowly the air and keep it, with mouth closed, in the upper part of your chest, so to say, on the level of your shoulders, as long as you can and until you have the sensation of an inflated chest.
When you feel you cannot any longer retain the absorbed air, lower your chest; that means let it empty itself of the large dose of air you have absorbed, but very slowly, extremely slowly, almost imperceptibly.
If you practice this every day for a quarter of an hour, you will at the end be able to sing in one single respiration, which you take before starting, the twenty-four measures of the fol­lowing song: Un Mouvement de Curiosite.
UN MOUVEMENT DE CURIOSITE
Refrain:
Helas maman, pardonnez je vous prie Un mouvement de curiosite.








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