Accent Error Patterns: Not enough pitch change, speaking too low
How to Correct the Errors: Find the ideal medium pitch for your voice:
mm-hm? Second pitch, hm, is the middle of your range.
Call this pitch a 2, medium
Rise up to a 3 for stressed words
Fall off to a 1 to show the end of a phrase
Practice Steps: Try simple phrases:
statement 2- 3- 1 I'm going. I've got it. 2231, you can do it. I understand that.
question word 2 -3-1 how are you? What's going on?
no question word - 22 3rise is it ready? Are you coming?
Watch a longer class about using pitch: https://youtu.be/PNOj36c8_i0
Use a target phrase for pitch practice: https://youtu.be/fWB8Dbel4i8
More practice on our website: https://www.speechmodification.com/free/how-to-use-pitch-to-improve-your-american-accent