Learn Accents and Dialects
Learning a new accent to add to a repertoire is a great idea for actors
Actors working on specific accents for roles or auditions can be coached to understand the sound pattern changes, intonation differences, and vocal characteristics of various accents. The process is the same as when learning to speak with a Standard American Accent. Individual sounds and elements are addressed, practiced, and then used in dialogue. Spontaneous speaking exercises are used to reinforce the "feeling" of the speech, and to develop a comfort level and familiarity that comes across naturally.