AMERICAN ACCENT TRAINING THROUGH SINGING

Having an American accent is an essential part of any actor’s, singer’s, and professional’s repertoire, and this is the perfect way of getting excellent opportunities to enroll at a reasonably priced tuition fee.  Here in the Philippines, the Filipinos are generally “music-lovers,” as they would spend their spare times singing, dancing to the music, and even imitate a performer just for fun. Not only do Filipinos love music, they can’t live without it!  You can’t imagine how songs can influence an individual; yet, this is another great way to learn English as you become familiar with new vocabulary.  It’s in our nature to be welcoming, outgoing, and conversational, too.

At the American Institute for English Proficiency, we focus on neutralized American accent ,meaning it is a neutral accent that can be understood by all American and the rest of the world.  The essentials are pronunciation, liaison, and intonation.  Students will learn phonetics, blending, and “speech music” to start changing the way they speak and produce sounds.  When these basic essentials are combined, participants will definitely begin speaking with an American accent.

To add, features of a local accent tend to disappear when singing – the intonation; the speech rhythm, and vowel length.  Vowel quality is also often affected, particularly in classical singing, where vowels are expressed with greater openness than in daily speech.  All of this can have an effect on the creativity.  I’ve noticed not only does it make people turn their heads towards you, but it immediately attracts people to you.  This will not only boost your self-confidence, but also your personality development, too.

Accent modulating in songs is social.  Some singers want to drop their regional accent because they want to sing like the trendy mainstream.  This has been mainly perceptible in popular music since the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.  Singers far and wide imitated Bill Haley and Elvis, and many still do.  However, it’s perfectly possible for singers to maintain a personage accent, if they want to, and several do; in fact, it’s been done for years.

And of course, in rapping, we frequently get an idiosyncratic accent because of the syllable-timed tempo.  But my inkling is that, rapping to one side, in barely any case, do singers apply a consistent regional articulation all the way through the entire song.  Mixed accents seem to be the standard.  Though it could improve the pace and rhythm of speech, but daily practice would be best.