Test Your Ventril-Ability No. 13 Answer Page
This test is found in Lesson Twenty-Six of the
Maher Course Of Ventriloquism - Detweiler Version.
It is a "self-check" test for your benefit.
Even after completion of all these lessons, we sometimes find students who believe it should somehow be possible to throw the voice to some point apart from themselves. Voice is produced by the vocal cords, so unless you find some way to separate your vocal cords from your neck (ouch!) the ventriloquist voice will always come from your throat. The effect of throwing the voice is always an illusion. The answer to statement number two is "False."
False, false, false!
False. Punch lines are what make the show funny. Deliver them with emphasis! Oh, there may be exceptions, but they are not the rule.
False. Lucky for most of us, a ventriloquist figure does not have to sing well in order to be entertainingly good.
False. All of this statement is true except for the two words, "total silence." Yes, you must wait for laughter to subside, but do not let it always fade into total silence before continuing. Timing is so very important. It can not be over emphasized. Review lesson twenty-two.
"Ooo do see ought ee ean, on't Ooo?" ("You do see what we mean, don't you?")
All you have to do to discover the answer to this question is look into a mirror. Of course, there is more to it than that as you know by now. Thankfully, the ventriloquist performer has the distinct advantage of never having to go on stage alone. There is comfort in company!
True. Review some of the tricks you can do to use this. See lesson twenty-two.