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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Taylor Mason is a well-known ventriloquist and comedian with more than 20 years of experience. He studied at University of Illinois and Northwestern University before beginning his comedy writing career at Second City. Mason has also taught ventriloquism courses at Columbia College in Chicago. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615640003
ISBN-10: 1615640002
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)