If you don’t know what pomodoro is, it is essentially a glorified timer productivity protocol. Typically 25 minutes of focus followed by 5 minutes of rest. Rinse and repeat. After 4 sets, you get a longer break. There’s nothing special about it, but it is helpful to hold you accountable and responsible for consciously managing your time.
I’m getting back into the habit of using one and I think it can be helpful for focusing your attention on specific words and sound production.
Trying doing a pomodoro set on the following:
1) Pick one sound that you are working on. Work on it for 25 minutes. Practice it at the word-level, sentence-level and spontaneous sentence-level.
2) Practice alternating your loudness. Try being very loud and then very quiet. Think about the intentionality that is associated with a loud voice and a quiet voice. Why would you be quieter? Why would you be louder? Why would you have some words be quiet and some words be loud in a single sentence?
3) Practice changing your pitch. Start with a low pitch. Go to a high pitch. How does it feel in your throat when you are doing that? Can you make your voice higher pitch for a specific word. What impact does that have to your sentence.