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The Structure And Use Of The Vocal Organs, And The Means Of Securing Distinct Articulation.

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Exercise V.—Breathe in through the nose with the lips closed in front of a mirror and sound words containing oo, such as: noon, moon, cool, tool, smooth, soot, hoop, loop, etc., etc. Sound words containing the other vowel sounds.
Exercise VI.—Breathe in through the nose with the little finger placed in the oo position.
(1)   Sing a scale while keeping the finger so placed.
(2)  Sing a scale, keeping the shape without the finger. Repeat the exercise, using the other vowels in turn.
Exercise VII.—Breathe in through the nose and sing the following sounds on every semi-tone up the scale:
oo, oh, aw, ah, ay, ee,
and after singing each note place a consonant at the end of each vowel sound and speak as :
oop, ohp, awp, ahp, ayp, eep.
Exercise VIII.—Breathe in through the nose and sing each vowel sound in turn on each semi-tone up the scale, prolonging each sound for three seconds.
Exercise for Vowel Sounds.
Wherefore rejoice ? What conquest brings he home ?
What tributaries follow him to Rome,
To grace in captive bonds his chariot wheels ?
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things !
0 you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome,
Knew you not Pompey ? Many a time and oft
Have you climbed up to walls and battlements,
To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops,
Your infants in your arms, and there have sat
The livelong day, with patient expectation