Oh What Is He Thinking?

I wrote this short piece a while ago. I thought I might try recording it to see if I could use it as a template for more recordings. My friend the Music Producer did the techy stuff.

His verdict? I need to slow down and pause more and act better. Oh and distinguish the characters more.

What do you think? Should I stick to modelling?

Dog doesn’t care…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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36 Responses to Oh What Is He Thinking?

  1. Darlene says:

    I thought it sounded good. You may be able to give up your day job!

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    I enjoyed it , I see why he said you could define the characters more but apart from that I really enjoyed it ☺️
    Hi Dog 💜

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    I think you can make this a regular feature – loved it! This wouldn’t have happened anywhere near Titweaking (sp?), would it?

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  4. Take what you’ve learned from this experience and give us more! Oh, and I believe Dog cares deeply. He is simply pretending so as not to make your head swell.

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  5. Ritu says:

    I think that was a great first attempt!

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  6. It’s always difficult the first few times and, yes, I agree on the slowing down a touch. We can’t all act, but a useful comparison of reading styles can be found between Jim Dale and Stephen Fry here:

    I enjoyed your first foray into the audio world. Looking forward to more. Good luck!

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  7. Since I did a stint as a professional broadcaster and voice-over actor I thought you did quite well. It would be fun to hear more. (no notes from me, Just keep listening to your recordings and you will discover what needs to be done.)

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  8. I think it’s always best to do things your own way. I remind you of Frank Sinatra’s who did this best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQzdAsjWGPg

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  9. Steve Tanham says:

    Sounds very professional, Geoff. What a good idea? May one ask what tech you used?

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    • TanGental says:

      I have absolutely no clue as Steve is a song writer and music producer and his wife a professional singer so I was in their recording studio surrounded by mixers and about 5 computer screens. I stood in front of a v techie looking Mike and spoke when cued…

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  10. trifflepudling says:

    I thought it was pretty good. I listened to a man reading The Great Gatsby recently and the way he did the female voices was very cringy. Yours was good even when not compared to that!
    Maybe a little slower, yes.

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  11. Norah says:

    I think you did very well, Geoff. Speed was okay for me, as were the characters. I think it’s better to not put on too many voices. It can be hard to keep track of them. My daughter always complained when I put on voices. 😂

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  12. Loved it, Geoff. For a first attempt, you did very well. I think you’re a natural audio storyteller.

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  13. petespringerauthor says:

    Your voice sounds as I imagined in my head. I mean that as a compliment. Carry on, Geoff.

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