Voice Modulation Tips:
Try to use every opportunity to speak; practice and experience will give you the confidence and power, and you will gradually be able to correct and improve your voice for modulation. On every occasion whenever you speak or deliver lecture, you should bear in mind the following points:
- Always convey your message with the variation in the pitch and tempo. Never deliver your speech in a monotone as it will not only bore but also send your audience to sleep.
- Speak at a rate so that your audience can understand you because fast delivery betrays a lack of confidence.
- Speak normally at about 125 to 150 words per minute. Check your speed and try to bring it within this range.
- Pronounce words properly, putting stresses at the right syllables.
- Speak loud enough so that everyone in the audience can hear you clearly.
- Pause for a moment in between sentences to control your speed and approach better.
- Refrain from vocalised pauses and nasalisation such as ‘er’, ‘ah’, ‘unh’, ‘umm’, etc.
- Take care that you do not repeatedly use such phrases as ‘you see’, ‘I mean’, ‘What I meant,’ ‘Understand, ‘Have you understood,’ ‘Clear?’, ‘Is it clear?’, ‘Was it clear?’, etc.
- Remember that a lazy lip movement breeds unintelligibility, a stiff jaw stifles the voice and an inactive tongue strangles it. So, always try to maintain a balance while speaking or delivering your lecture.
Tips of Anchoring Script
- The Outline of the script
- Welcome line.
- Lamp lightning and worship Ceremony.
- Swagat Geet.
- Chief guest’s message to the student.
- Principal’s address to the student.
- Cultural program: Dance competition, Singing Competition, Drama, Fancy Dress Competition
- Prize distribution
- Thanks Giving.
World Music Day Celebration Anchoring Script.
Note: L-Lounder, P-Power, F-Fast Speak, N-Normal Speak, S-Slow Speak, T-Stress, Z-Pause
Introduction- (Mile sur mera tumhara, to sur bane hamara)-sing
Anchor-1- Once the famous Shakespeare said, “If music is the food of love, play on, give me excess of it…” Fête de la Musique, a festival of music. What started as a music festival in 1982 in Paris, France by Jack Lang, France’s minister of culture and Maurice Fleuret, a French composer, eventually became World Music Day observed on June 21, the day of the summer solstice, every year.
With the theme of “Music at Intersections” this year, World Music Day will be celebrated in more than 120 countries with free concerts staged in public places like streets, stations, museums, and parks. Musicians will take delight in playing in public. This is a day which is centred around the concept of equality in opportunities in the world of music by honouring budding and seasoned musicians alike. This day encourages every musician to showcase his or her accomplishments to the world. From Debussy, Monet, Beethoven to Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Allaudin Khan, Zakir Hussain, Bhimsen Joshi, musicians have offered us the ultimate treasure trove in the form of music, one of the most essential parts of life.
Anchor-2- Just imagine, how would our life be without music? In my view, it would be a life without harmony, without a soul. Today on this great occasion of World Music Day, I would love to talk about the importance of music. Music is a quite pleasurable sound that is combined with melodies, and this helps to soothe the ear. A musician is such a person who knows music. Music is also of various styles. This is said that all sounds have got music. Starting from the sound of the waterfall, the sound of the ocean waves, or the simply flowing of the river, all have got harmony in themselves. Music can heal a person emotionally and also mentally. Music serves as a form of meditation to quieten the mind. Music cures emotional disorders like anxiety, depression, and also lack of sleep. Music conveys many kinds of emotions to the people. For me, music uplifts the soul and energizes me.
Anchor-1- I agree.
Anchor-2. Also, any discussion on music in incomplete without mentioning the rich tradition of music in India. The music of India includes Indian classical music, multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and, most recently, rock music. The music of India is as diverse as its many cultures. India has over a billion people and hundreds of dialects and languages spread across the seventh largest country in the world, but there is still an undeniable “sound” that makes Indian music unmistakable.
Now, to begin this special occasion, let us pray to let the world heal with the melodies of music and let our lives flow with the rhythmic cords of the Sarvadharma Prarthana. Fête de la Musique- let’s make some music…
Anchor-1– The word “music” derives from Greek ‘mousike’, which originally referred to any of the arts governed by the nine Muses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Eventually it came to mean the science of composing melodies. The melody in music is often defined by the instruments used to play it. Rock n’ roll features electric guitars. Traditional African folk music is defined by the use of drums. The instruments used to create music have a major impact on defining that genre. This is true of rock and traditional African folk songs and pop, but also true of orchestral music.
Anchor-2- Orchestral music? What is that?
Anchor-1– Well, an orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble, and it is one of the traditional forms of Western music. For centuries, western ideas about music have been defined by the instruments of the orchestra. Now let us listen to a melodic composition based on orchestral music…
Anchor-2– I have a question. I like LOTS of songs. What if I can’t decide which song to listen to?
Anchor-1– Well its easy. You can listen to a medley!
Anchor-2– A medley?
Anchor-1– Yes! A Medley is a type of song that takes multiple different songs and plays them altogether, one after the other. There are usually three songs mashed up, but there can be more.
Anchor-2– Oh yes, I’ve heard them at the beginning of films or a musical theatre.
Anchor-1– Yes. Did you know, medley comes from the Old French word medlee which meant hand-to-hand combat or battle?
Anchor-2– A BATTLE???
Anchor-1– Haha. Don’t worry. There will be no battle here today, but we will definitely listen a beautiful medley now…
Anchor-2– Do you listen to English songs? I love them!
Anchor-1– I love them too! They are a part of western music.
Anchor-2– Why are they called western music?
Anchor-1– Because they are made in the European countries and in America. So, I’m very excited to announce that the next performance is on a western composition.
Anchor-2– Wow! Today we have listened to all kinds of music, from around the world! After listening to the western melodies, now I would love come back to our origin, the sangeet in India.
Anchor-2. Our music is as old as time. The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the oldest Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. The Samaveda is said to have laid the foundation for Indian music and consists mainly of hymns of Rigveda. Indian classical music is regarded as means of self-realization and salvation. The two main traditions of Indian classical music, Carnatic, found mostly in the peninsular regions of India, and Hindustani, is found in the northern and central parts. Now, let’s listen to a mellifluous raaga presentation.
Anchor-1– Well, what a day it has been, one filled with music from all around the world. Music, which is considered one of the greatest boons of God for all living creatures. The style of music might have changed in recent years drastically from Middle Ages, Renaissance, Classical, Baroque, and Romantic music, and the current one in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Still, music remains a common bond for everyone. To conclude, let us bind our souls with each other through music and revel in the power of its melody…