How do beginners learn ventriloquism?

First, be confident in your ability!

Have some practice. Go to practice places. You are the one who really needs to improve. There are plenty of great courses available on YouTube and elsewhere online.

You’ll need to learn some music theory and some other general stuff, but that’s okay.


As long as you practice, you’ll feel comfortable. You see some videos with more advanced techniques.

Go forth and practice!

What’s your experience been with ventriloquism? I’ve heard from others that it is extremely difficult to learn in one sitting.

Do you think that learning from mistakes is part of ventriloquism’s nature? (This question came from my previous post, here.)

Do you think that people who don’t practice are simply not good enough? To what extent is motivation the problem?

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Have you tried using ear training with a partner to learn ventriloquism? Do you know of other methods of ventriloquism other than ear training?

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Ahead of the World Cup, FIFA has released a report in which it claims the number of arrests and investigations is “on the rise” (AFP Photo/STR)

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia has arrested more than 2,400 suspected corrupt officials, including some with ties to global football brands, in a move that has shocked a country that prides itself on being “light years ahead” on graft.

A total of 20 football associations have accused the country of not doing enough to protect its players, who are often the victims of corruption, from exploitation.

“Today the number of cases of corruption is on the rise,” said FIFA, which said the number of arrests and investigations rose from 1,250 in 2010-11.

“There is a lot of bad blood between the associations and football in Indonesia, but now it seems that the two have reached a boiling point,” said Tinggi Hatta, Indonesia director of the football federation for Europe, who runs the country’s national football teams.

He said that “many officials are being caught red-handed”.

“In the soccer world, the reputation of Indonesian football as a clean sport has been tarnished through bad blood between football associations and authorities,” Hatta said.

The figures are among a catalogue of FIFA criticisms of Indonesian officials since the release of a 2009 report suggesting that the government had “inadequate mechanisms