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By Cecil H. Bullivant

BREATHING EXERCISES

These should be undertaken regularly every day, preferably early 'in the morning and in the open air.  Stand erect, shoulders drawn well back, arms hanging loosely at the sides, and then, closing the mouth tightly, draw in a deep breath, retaining it for some seconds in the lungs. Not infrequently it happens, that the ventriloquist when performing is called upon to keep a conversation going for quite a minute and a half without the opportunity of recharging the lung cells with a fresh supply of oxygen ; from this it will easily be understood how important deep and sustained breathing is. 

At first difficulty will be experienced in holding the breath for more than five or six seconds ; by the end of a week, after ten minutes practice every morning, the chest will be so expanded and strengthened that " half minute breaths " may be taken with ease. Continue the practice of this exercise until only one inhalation and exhalation takes place every forty or fifty seconds. Somewhat dry indeed, sounds this part of the ventriloquist study ; nevertheless it is of the utmost importance, and will well repay the time, trouble, and perseverance devoted to it. 

As a number of minor acquirements must be gained before ventriloquial effects can be produced, the breathing exercises may be alternated with the most necessary adjunct of learning to speak without moving the lips.

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