Monday, October 25, 2010

Laugh #7 - the surprised surprise

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by this spooktackular time of year (Halloween) and also by the sound of somebody pointing and laughing at something surprising, but they then get surprised while doing the laugh.

Sound profile:
This is a laugh is only slightly spooky and sounds like a ghost and so it fits for this Halloween season.  It starts out sounding very happy and surprised but then right in the middle "BOOM" another surprise happens to the laugh that is ALREADY surprised (thus the name).

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate level laugh purely because normally this might just occur naturally and so one could argue that this is a beginner level.  Clearly if you try and repeat this you will see that there is a degree of difficulty in keeping the laugh that may not have been expected.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Laugh #6 - the old man river

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by all those friendly 'ol Lucky Strike smokers that have lived life to the fullest but now have a wheezy laugh to tell their tale.


Sound profile:
This is a laugh that makes you feel warm and fuzzy like eatin a Werther's Original - all well also scaring you slightly as the laugh sounds slightly maniacal.   This laugh lets people know that you have a lot of knowledge to share from a long life, but you know how to let go and let it all out.

Difficulty:
This is a master level laugh that comes from years of experience, or if not elderly it comes from a great deal of practice that requires the laugher to focus on keeping only the air out but no real 'sound'.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Laugh #5 - the whispering sprinkler

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by the distinct sound of a sprinkler and of a squirrel. I also met a girl who laughed like this when I was younger and it haunts me still.

Sound profile:
This is fun loving, but a little sneaky. It has a repetitive sound but because its more of a whisper it keeps it fresh. This also is a laugh that doesn't command respect in a room forcefully, but sneaks onto peoples radars and gets it, because they have to stop and listen to hear it.

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate / master level laugh. It requires an amount of control that most beginners might want to practice before attempting. Plus this laugh also includes a hand in front of the mouth (fingers curled half way) so the coordination of getting the hand up there in time so surrounding audience doesn't get spit on, also pushes it to be more advanced.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Laugh #4 - the bashful beaver

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by, well normally me doing something kinda dopey and then sticking out my teeth as the animal in the name would and chuckling

Sound profile:
This is a dull rolling laugh, that carries a bit of shame but still when you hear it you can help but feel sorry / empathize with the one laughing - cause lets face it...you're glad you're not him at that point in time.  

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate / master level laugh.  This rides the fence between the two because it takes years of practice to pull off the sadness (enough to get pity) and the restraint not to over do it and get smacked.