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DIAGRAM OF FOURTEENTH LESSON.
Gesture. 1. Exercises.......
Articulation. 2. Element Quality.
Advantage. 3. Topic-Aspirate Explosive...
Example. 4. Selection. "Scene from Macbeth."
1. Exercises in Position.
EXERCISES IN ARTICULATION.
u, as in full. pull, put,
puss, bullet, bullion, fuller. 1. Pull, pull for your lives. 2. The fuller fulls his cloth. 3. The bullet passed near his face. 4. Full many a gem of purest ray serene. 5. Put none but Americans on guard to-night.
Pectoral Quality. The Pectoral is that quality of voice in which the breath is sent forth in a harsh, husky sound, with the resonance in the upper part of the throat.
This quality of voice is frequently illustrated by persons whose organs have been injured by strong drink. To acquire control of the Pectoral Quality, practice the following elements, words, and sentences in the Effusive Form, with the organs rigid and contracted so as to obstruct the passage of the air, and thus produce a harsh, hard tone.
2. ē, 3. I, 4. ,
EXERCISES IN PECTORAL, EFFUSIVE FORM.
peers, glare, hence. 1. The year has gone. 2. 'Tis a time for memory and for tears. 3. I had a dream which was not all a dream. 4. Now o'er the one half world nature seems dead.
Contrasting Efusive Pure Tone and Aspirate, Orotund, and Pectoral.
1. Effusive Pure Tone.
PECTORAL, EFFUSIVE FORM—WHEN USED. The Pectoral in the Effusive Form is the quality appropriate for the expression of deepest solemnity and ave, suppressed horror, dread, despair, and similar passions, in their mildest form.
EXAMPLE: DEEP SOLEMNITY, SUBLIMITY, AND AWE.
Pectoral, Effusive Form.
The Closing Year.
1. 'Tis midnight's holy hour, and silence now
Is brooding, like a gentle spirit, o'er
No funeral train
Gone from the earth forever.
'Tis a time
Has gone, and with it many a glorious throng
Its shadow in each heart. In its swift course
It passed o'er The battle-plain, where sword and spear and shield Flashed in the light of midday—and the strength Of serried hosts is shivered, and the grass, Green from the soil of carnage, waves above The crushed and moldering skeleton. It came, And faded like a wreath of mist at eve; Yet, ere it melted in the viewless air, It heralded its millions to their home In the dim land of dreams.
Remorseless Time! Fierce spirit of the glass and scythe! what power Can stay him in his silent course, or melt His iron heart to pity? On, still on He presses, and forever. The proud bird, The condor of the Andes, that can soar Through heaven's unfathomable depths, or brave The fury of the northern hurricane, And bathe his plumage in the thunder's home, Furls his broad wings at nightfall, and sinks down To rest upon his mountain crag; but Time Knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, •And night's deep darkness has no chain to bind
His rushing pinions. 6.
To their mysterious caverns; mountains rear
QUESTIONS. 1. What quality is presented in this lesson ? 2. Define it. 3. To which class of qualities does it belong? 4. What is the topic of this lesson ? 5. What the principle ? 6. Mention some example in nature illustrating this principle. 7. Why does the selection require Pectoral Quality ? 8. Why does it require Effusive Form ?
DIAGRAM OF FIFTEENTH LESSON.
Gesture. 1. Exercises..
Articulation. 2. Element-Quality.
Advantages. 3. Topio-Pectoral Effusive.....
Example 4. Selection Closing Year."