Topics Covered in TR-1:

Section 1: Coach | Student

  • Basic TR-1 as coach/pc and student
  • Being yourself, not someone else

Section 2: Coach | Student

  • More on making it your own, not the book's
  • Not too loud, not too soft
  • Not too fast, not too slow

Section 3: Coach | Student

  • Speaking clearly
  • Correct timing, got pc's attention

Section 4: Coach | Student

  • Correct consideration
  • Correct intention
  • All of the above points, including Sections 1-3

Anaten | Rub

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TRs 0-4 instructions

TR-1 as Student: Section 2

Page 2 of 4: Drill 2

Here you will be making and reviewing short recordings of your voice. Refer back to the instructions page if you need to. It is a waste of time to try and do this drill here without a microphone.

  1. In this drill, you will be saying various lines, the same line alternately either too loud or too soft, and then with an acceptable volume.

  2. In using a correct volume, it is OK to express different tone levels or moods or attitudes while giving the line, providing it is appropriate to what is being said.

  3. In changing the volume while giving the line, do whatever you wish, but remember this particular drill is concentrating on volume alone. Other aspects will be taken up in diferent TR-1 drills.

  4. Click on "TR-1: Start" and hear the coach start the drill. Close that start window.

  5. Start recording. Say the line with an unacceptable volume, either too loud or too soft.

  6. Listen to the recording. Note to yourself that it is too loud or too soft.

  7. Under "My student/auditor actions", click on the option that best describes what you just heard in your recording, here "The volume was too loud/soft".

  8. Hear the "Flunk". Note the flunk is because you didn't do the proper thing for TR-1, not because you didn't follow the instructions written here. Close the open movie/window.

  9. Then say and record the same line again, but do it at an acceptable level of volume. Then listen to the recording you just did, and grade it as appropriate.

  10. If you were trying to get the volume right and flunked after listening to the recording, then keep repeating that same line until it does sound natural. If you find it too difficult to deliver that line at a correct volume, then drill giving it at the wrong volume many times, then try again.

  11. When you have done twenty lines, both acceptably too loud/soft (acceptable for this drill, not acceptable in session!), and acceptably correct in volume, then go on to the next drill.

Things to Click:

TR-1: Start

My student/auditor actions:

It was too loud
It was too soft
The volume was just right

Alice List 2:

"Don't let me hear the name again!"
"Oh, I beg your pardon!"
"Don't be angry about it".
"We won't talk about her any more if you'd rather not".
"Don't let me hear the name again!"

"Are you fond--of--of dogs?"
"I'm afraid I've offended it again!"
"I am older than you, and must know better".
"Sit down, all of you, and listen to me".
"Are you all ready?"

"Ugh!"
"Did you speak?"
"Not I!"
"Stigand, the patriotic archbishop of Canterbury, found it advisable--"
"Found what?"

"I know what 'it' means well enough, when I find a thing".
"How are you getting on now, my dear?"
"As wet as ever".
"I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies--"
"Speak English!"