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Philadelphia Accent

Philadelphia accents are their own beasts - they ain't the same as NYC! Drop your R's, and you'll know what it's like to play against the Phillies. Of course, they boo their own players just as much...
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Philadelphia Accent Learning Materials

  • The Philly accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, with additional guidance from coach Carolyn Johnson. Jim also leads you through learning a monologue in the accent.
  • You'll have a number of recordings of native speakers, along with a PDF transcript of their conversations so that you can follow along as you listen.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, along with three other formats of the book: a small PDF for printing, a MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable readers. 
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Gemini and other plays. You also hear it from people like Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer.
  • You'll also get future updates for free! 
    5% of all profits from these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.

Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Two Volumes (171.2 MB, 181 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints (6:22)
  2. Consonant sound changes for learning Philly accents (15:00)
  3. Vowel changes in Philadelphia accents (18:20)
  4. Changes in Diphthongs for Philadelphia dialects (6:13)
  5. Alternate Pronunciations for words in both accents (2:57)
  6. Wrap up to learning Philly accents (3:36)
  7. Practice with Sound Changes using a monologue (26:07)
  8. Practice with Intonation & Placement (10:54)
  9. Demonstration of the Practice Monologue (1:18)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Auto Parts Philly Male reading (1:19)
  2. + his conversation (11:00) profanity
  3. Philly "Mummers" Female reading (:56)
  4. + her conversation (11:35)
  5. "Mummers Museum" Female reading (1:02)
  6. + her conversation (6:25)
  7. "Two Street" South Philly Females in conversation (1:51)
  8. "Brotherly Love" Female conversation (2:01)
  9. "Good Old Days" Philadelphia Female conversation (9:42)
  10. "Bad Changes" Philly Female reading (3:23)
  11. "Gin Rummy" Male conversation (4:00)
  12. Two Card Playing Males conversation (7:35) profanity
  13. Family Work & End of World Female conversation (4:48) profanity
  14. South Philly Black Female conversation (7:18)
  15. "Glee Club" Female conversation (1:39)
  16. "Cats, Dogs & Art" Female conversation (6:45)
  17. Italian South Philly Male reading (1:51)
  18. + his conversation (6:51)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.