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This is an interesting question, and it got me thinking for the last couple of days. Here's my two cents. Rather than try to match your pitches to some model recordings, have you tried matching them to your personal highs and lows when speaking English? Try to notice how high and low you can go in different language contexts. An example that comes to mind ...


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I think it's true that Chinese speakers use a wider pitch range than English speakers, or at least a wider range than most American English speakers. I blame it on Clint Eastwood. Unfortunately it's pretty hard to change ingrained vocal habits. One way I've found to practice is to imagine some situation where the English intonation comes closer to ...



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