The other day a new reader asked me which Dialect411 posts did I think they should take the time to go back and read. At first I thought ‘all of them!’ Then I realized that in four short months I’ve already posted 35 entries and reading all of them might indeed be quite an undertaking…
So today for your enjoyment, I present to you what I think are the Top Ten Dialect411.com posts. Whether you were with me from day one or just arrived last week, these ten will give you the essential information you need to benefit from the posts that lie ahead!
If you have time to read only three posts, I recommend:
1) What Are They Expecting — Which explains exactly what it is that casting entities and productions are looking for when they are casting dialect roles.
2)A Good Private Dialect Coach — Which lets you know what to look for when hiring a professional dialect coach.
3) The Steps To Learning Any Dialect — Which describes the process of learning a dialect, so you won’t be unpleasantly surprised…
If you have time for three more, I offer you:
4) What is Good Speech (You might be surprised.)
5) You Have an Accent (Yes, you.)
6) Myth: I’ll Add The Dialect Later (You can try…)
And if you want more, check out:
7) Fit to a ‘T’ — Which explains an effective tactic for using dialects to increase your casting opportunities.
8) Voice Care Practices (Actual Title: Start From Where You Are) — This is where I share information on caring for your voice when the voicing gets rough.
9) Finding a Dialect Donor — Where to look if you’d like to try your hand at recording your own dialect materials.
10) How to Shop for Dialect CDs— Tips on what to look for in the theatre bookshop if you must rely on purchased goods.
That’s it! My choices for the 10 essential Dialect411.com posts!
But…I am one of those people who always likes to send my guests home with a little extra, so if you’re ready for dessert, please enjoy:
Why? A Tangent Worth Taking — The post I almost didn’t publish, but the one that has garnered the most response.
Which are your favorite posts? I write this blog for you and love hearing about what you enjoy and what you’d like to see more of! Leave a comment here or send me a private email at dialect411 @ gmail dot com!