My email bag seems to be overflowing these days. It takes time to go through them all. So please, if you write, understand I am busy and will get back to you as soon as I can! (Assuming your email didn’t end up in my spam folder …)
Today I read an email from a gentleman who was taking my free lessons. He was only a couple in and wasn’t sure how many lessons were in the full course. (The answer is 36 plus two bonus articles.)
In the email he wondered if he could do ventriloquism. He had some basic online video lessons and could never get his d to sound like a b.
I don’t sit by my email and only check it every couple of days. (Life…)
Less than 4 hours later, he emailed to say he purchased the full access option for the course anyway. His next sentence was a surprise:
I do not feel I am going to be able to do this. Please refund my payment.
I offer a refund – so as soon as I got the email I refunded him and closed his user account.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t bother to respond, the transaction was over. But this guy needed some advice or he would continue to be frustrated by ventriloquism.
My response was:
Allow me to offer this advice:
Think of Ventriloquism as juggling with the voice. You aren’t going to start with five balls – you start slow, learn how to maneuver one, then two, then more. You drop a lot in the beginning, and only the jugglers who keep practicing and have proper instruction will get to the level they seek.
Vent isn’t as easy as making a D sound like a B. It requires learning breathing and control of your airflow. It requires strengthening the tongue muscle. It requires practice, proper training and modification.
If it was easy, everyone would be able to do it and vent wouldn’t be a skill.
You don’t just sit at a piano and play a concerto your first time out.
It takes practice.
You could do it – the only thing that holds you back is devoting the time to actually learning and practicing.
Keep that info in mind, if you continue to look for a solution – the only way to do it correctly is put in the work.
Wishing you the best,
There is NO SECRET to ventriloquism. It takes practice. It takes proper training. If you can’t put in the time – buy some self-working magic tricks because ventriloquism isn’t for you. #Truth