A Handbook of Diction for Singers
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 : 9780195120776
Pages : 180 pages
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A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French, the major languages of the classical vocal repertory. Written for English-speaking singers, it is an ideal textbook for students of diction and is also invaluable for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors. This unique book combines traditional approaches proven successful in the teaching of diction with important new material not readily available elsewhere. Employing the universally accepted International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), it presents the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and what to look for in dictionaries. A Handbook of Diction for Singers offers thorough and consistent explanations of Italian, German, and French pronunciation issues that typically create the most difficulty for English-speaking singers. It goes into greater detail than comparable texts, providing specific information and discussion of concepts especially important to singers. For Italian, it presents extensive coverage of the execution of phrasal diphthongs, as well as a detailed guide to the occurrences of open and closed e and o. For German, the question of when to use glottal attacks in singing is thoroughly discussed, as is the execution of phrasal consonant clusters. The French chapter gives many examples of the correct approaches to mute e (schwa) and glides, and also concisely but thoroughly presents liaison. Particular emphasis is placed on the characteristics of vowel length in all three languages. Illustrated with numerous examples and exercises, A Handbook of Diction for Singers is an exceptional text for courses in diction and a valuable reference source.

A Handbook of Diction for Singers

by David Adams

A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French, the major languages of the classical vocal repertory. Written for English-speaking singers, it is an ideal textbook for students of diction and is also invaluable for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors. This unique book combines traditional approaches proven successful in the teaching of diction with important new material not readily available elsewhere. Employing the universally accepted International Phonetic

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A Handbook of Diction for Singers

by David Adams

Now in its second edition, A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French, the three major languages of the classical vocal repertory. Written for English-speaking singers and offering thorough, consistent explanations, it is an ideal tool for students and an invaluable reference for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors. The book combines traditional approaches proven successful in the teaching of diction with important new material not readily

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A Handbook of Diction for Singers

by David Adams

Aimed at the student whose native languge is American English this book is designed to serve as the core text for courses in Italian, German and French diction required of all voice majors. An overview of the International Phonetic Alphabet is followed by details of pronunciation for each language.

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French Diction for Singers

by Jason Nedecky

This detailed handbook provides a thorough account of lyric pronunciation that is recommended in the operatic and concert repertoire. IPA phonetic notation and musical examples are featured prominently, and exceptions to French pronunciation rules are included. The book also contains a comprehensive pronunciation guide to French spelling, (including obscure spellings and borrowed foreign words), as well as a pronunciation dictionary with 7000+ proper nouns found in the repertoire and associated with French art and culture.

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Diction for Singers

by Joan Wall

A concise reference and text for undergraduate classes in diction

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Singing and Communicating in English

by Kathryn LaBouff

In Singing and Communicating in English, internationally renowned diction coach Kathryn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full range of vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and veteran theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an instructor's

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Phonetics and Diction in Singing  Italian  French  Spanish  German

by Kurt Adler

Phonetics and Diction in Singing was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This book provides rules and illustrative examples for the study of songs and operas in the leading foreign languages of musical literature. The author is conductor and chorus master of the Metropolitan Opera. He has drawn the material from his larger book, The Art of Accompanying

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Singing in French

by Thomas Grubb

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Phonetics and Diction in Singing

by Kurt Adler

Phonetics and Diction in Singing was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This book provides rules and illustrative examples for the study of songs and operas in the leading foreign languages of musical literature. The author is conductor and chorus master of the Metropolitan Opera. He has drawn the material from his larger book, The Art of Accompanying

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Singers  Italian

by Evelina Colorni

Preface. Introduction. PART I: THE ITALIAN VOWELS. PART II: THE ITALIAN VOWELS IN LYRIC DICTION. PART III: THE CONSONANTS. PART IV: THE SEMICONSONANTS. PART V: DIPHTHONGS AND TRIPHTHONGS. PART VI: SYLLABIFICATION. PART VII: WORDS IN CONTEXT. Appendices: I. Unstressed e and o. II. Intervocalic s. III. The Semiconsonant{j} IV. Dictionaries. Bibliography. Index.

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English and German Diction for Singers

by Amanda Johnston

Often underestimated, lyric diction is a portal to powerful performance. It is through lyric diction that singers are able to communicate the wishes and desires of the poet, as well as the composer. Amanda Johnston takes a modernized approach in English and German Diction for Singers, making German increasingly accessible through the recognition that English and German are related languages, and thus have many things in common with regard to lyric diction. This comprehensive resource includes a thorough analysis of

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Exploring Art Song Lyrics

by Jonathan Retzlaff,Cheri Montgomery

Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription which is uniquely designed to match the musical setting. Enunciation and transcription charts are included for each language on a single, easy to read page. A thorough discussion of the method of

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International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers

by Joan Wall

"It is a manual where students compare and contrast words to hear specific sounds, read and write IPA transcriptions, read the sounds of nonsense words (...), become aware of the articulators and how they produce each sound, and sing examples for greater awareness for how to handle each sound while singing." --book cover.

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Understanding French Verse

by David Hunter

Understanding French Verse: A Guide for Singers explains the formal structure of the French language and sets out the basics of French versification, using examples drawn from a wide range of well-known song settings. In clear and concise style, it explains the Alexandrine meter typically used in French-language poetry, how to distinguish different meters by counting syllables, how to identify stresses and rhyme in French verse, and ultimately, how to enhance the interpretation and enjoyment of the melodie . The book

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The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting

by Margaret Olson

While there are many similarities between solo and choral singing, they are not the same discipline, and it is important to realize the different approaches necessary for each. In The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting: A Handbook for Achieving Vocal Health, Olson presents the unique perspective of choral singing from a soloist's viewpoint, providing a clear outline of several issues facing the solo singer in the choral setting. She discusses concepts as diverse as body position in rehearsal and

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The Singer s Audition   Career Handbook

by Claudia Friedlander

The Singer’s Audition & Career Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the training, audition technique, and professional development essential for launching and sustaining a rewarding career in classical singing. Expanding on author Claudia Friedlander’s online collaboration with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the book brings together insights from nearly seventy prominent performers, educators, and opera industry professionals. Whether you are a young singer preparing for conservatory auditions, a professional opera singer, or an

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The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction

by Richard G. Cox

Introduction. I. German Vowels. II. German Consonants. III. Alphabetical Review of German Phonetics. IV. French Consonants. V. French Vowels. VI. Alphabetical Review of French Phontics. Appendices. I. Reference list of common German prefixes and prepositions used as Prefixes. II. Sample transcriptions of German texts. III. Exercises in "adjacent" vowel sounds in French. IV. Sample transcriptions of French texts. Bibliography.

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Singer s Handbook  Music Instruction

by Anne Peckham

(Berklee Methods). The Berklee in the Pocket Singer's Handbook is a must-have guide that sets a perfect 45- to 60-minute practice routine for you. Use it as your practice manual for a total vocal workout, from warm up to cool down. Covers: breathing exercises, tips for productive practice, mental practicing, breathing for relaxation, cool down techniques and more. Learn new tunes, clarify diction, and improve all aspects of your singing!

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