The Voice Cafe Blog

The Voice Cafe Blog

The Voice Cafe offers one-to-one online training via Skype as well as an Audio Study Zone, an access based audio learning resource and can be used either on its own, or as a supplement to online one-to-one lessons.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 21:55
by voicecafe_admin
In the general American accent, the retroflex /r/ has such a pronounced effect on the vowels adjacent to it, particularly when in the case of a final ‘rhotic’ /r/ closing a syllable, it dramatically changes their quality. Whatever the preceding vowel, the ‘r-colouring’ effect seems to end up pushing the vowel parallel and close to the top of the hard palate. Literally.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 16:10
by admin
Ever watched a film or play where the accent is really good but somehow not quite right? Often it&rs