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A Handbook of Diction for Singers

A Handbook of Diction for Singers Book
Author : David Adams
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780195325591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 available elsewhere, presenting the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and effective use of the variety of foreign-language dictionaries. Presented in an attractively concise format, the book goes into greater detail than comparable texts, providing specific information to clarify concepts typically difficult for English-speaking singers. Particular emphasis is placed on the characteristics of vowel length, the sequencing of sounds between words, as well as the differences between spoken and sung sounds in all three languages. Featuring significantly expanded coverage of each of the three languages and illustrated with numerous examples, this second edition of A Handbook of Diction for Singers is an exceptional text for courses in diction and a valuable reference source for all vocalists.

A Handbook of Diction for Singers

A Handbook of Diction for Singers Book
Author : David Adams
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-01-28
ISBN : 019804366X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 available elsewhere, presenting the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and effective use of the variety of foreign-language dictionaries. Presented in an attractively concise format, the book goes into greater detail than comparable texts, providing specific information to clarify concepts typically difficult for English-speaking singers. Particular emphasis is placed on the characteristics of vowel length, the sequencing of sounds between words, as well as the differences between spoken and sung sounds in all three languages. Featuring significantly expanded coverage of each of the three languages and illustrated with numerous examples, this second edition of A Handbook of Diction for Singers is an exceptional text for courses in diction and a valuable reference source for all vocalists.

A Handbook of Diction for Singers

A Handbook of Diction for Singers Book
Author : David Adams
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2022-08-30
ISBN : 019763950X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in its third edition, A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French. Combining traditional approaches in the teaching of diction with new material not readily available elsewhere, author David Adams presents the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and effective use of the variety of foreign-language dictionaries. A Handbook of Diction for Singers places particular emphasis on the characteristics of vowel length, the sequencing of sounds between words, as well as the differences between spoken and sung sounds in all three languages, all while taking care to clarify concepts typically difficult for English-speaking singers. This revised third edition offers significantly expanded coverage of each language as well as a new chapter that introduces readers to the specific sounds unique to those languages. The result is a concise yet thorough treatment of the three major languages of the classical vocal repertory, and an invaluable reference for vocalists and voice teachers.

English and German Diction for Singers

English and German Diction for Singers Book
Author : Amanda Johnston
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN : 081087766X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 the German and English languages, as well as lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and even tongue twisters. Designed for both undergraduate and graduate courses in German and English lyric diction, this book is an invaluable resource for classical singers, vocal coaches, and voice teachers alike.

Singing and Communicating in English

Singing and Communicating in English Book
Author : Kathryn LaBouff
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0195311388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance.

Diction for Singers

Diction for Singers Book
Author : Joan Wall
Publisher : Ingram
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781934477700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A concise reference and text for undergraduate classes in diction

French Diction for Singers

French Diction for Singers Book
Author : Jason Nedecky
Publisher : the author
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN : 0987753606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction

The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction Book
Author : Richard G. Cox
Publisher : Schirmer Books
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Singer s Guide to German Diction

The Singer s Guide to German Diction Book
Author : Valentin Lanzrein,Richard Cross
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-06-26
ISBN : 0190238445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Singer's Guide to German Diction is the essential foundation for a complete course in German diction for singers, vocal coaches, choral conductors, and anyone wishing to learn the proper pronunciation of High German. Written by Valentin Lanzrein and Richard Cross, who each have years of experience on stage, in the voice studio, and in the diction classroom, it provides an all-encompassing and versatile reference for the rules of German diction and their exceptions. Featuring an easily navigable format that uses tables and charts to support a visual understanding of the text, this guide allows the reader to find information on diction rules and quick help with the formation of each sound. It also places an emphasis on exceptions to the rules, which are crucial in learning the proper pronunciation of any language. Exceptions are not only provided with the diction rules, but are also gathered in a specific section for ease of reference. A glossary of difficult words, names, and exceptions is provided in the appendix, along with a section on Latin pronounced in the German manner. Extensive pronunciation exercises, as well as IPA transcription worksheets and short examples from the vocal literature, are used for practical application of the diction rules, and feature musical exercises drawn from art song, opera, and oratorio. The book's companion website supplements these musical exercises with high-quality audio clips recorded by leading professional singers, providing an invaluable resource for independent study. A comprehensive companion for teachers, students, and singers alike, The Singer's Guide to German Diction brings German diction to life through its well-structured system of practice and reference materials.

Singing in French

Singing in French Book
Author : Thomas Grubb
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Singing in French book written by Thomas Grubb, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Singers Italian

Singers  Italian Book
Author : Evelina Colorni
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Exploring Art Song Lyrics

Exploring Art Song Lyrics Book
Author : Jonathan Retzlaff,Cheri Montgomery
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2012-05-11
ISBN : 019977532X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 transcription is provided in the appendix. With its wide-ranging scope of repertoire, and invaluable tools for interpretation and performance, Exploring Art Song Lyrics is an essential resource for the professional singer, voice teacher, and student.

Your Voice At Its Best

Your Voice At Its Best Book
Author : David Blair McClosky
Publisher : Boston Music Company
Release : 2012-02-02
ISBN : 0857127462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A proven techbook to develop and master a more perfect voice as well as rehabilitate voices impaired by vocal abuse for singers, public speakers, executives, salesmen, ministers [and] announcers whose desire it is to create a more dynamic image. About the Author: In David Blair McClosky's fifty years of dedication to the vocal arts, he has studied them from every conceivable angle. A concert and opera singer himself--and descended from a long line of singers--he studied for six years at the New England Conservatory of Music and did postgraduate study in Berlin and Milan. He [was] a professor of voice at the Boston Conservatory of Music. In 1946, due to a personal experience described in "Your Voice at its Best," he became interested in voice therapy and for five years worked with Dr. Irl H. Blaisdell of Syracuse, New York, studying both singing students and patients with throat disorders. From 1952 until 1965, he was Clinical Voice Therapist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and has treated private patients from all over the country, including the late President John F. Kennedy. He has spoken widely on the subject of voice therapy and in 1963, was invited to lecture about his work at the Academy of Music in Vienna.

Phonetics and Diction in Sing

Phonetics and Diction in Sing Book
Author : Adler
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 1967
ISBN : 9780816604517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Phonetics and Diction in Sing book written by Adler, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Diction in Context

Diction in Context Book
Author : Brenda Smith
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2019-10-08
ISBN : 1635501245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Diction in Context is a unique and highly practical textbook for singers learning to sing in English, Italian, German, and French. Each chapter is designed for use in diction courses in academic music and voice programs, helping students learn through pronunciation, articulation, enunciation, punctuation, and cultural context in each language. Students and teachers of singing will benefit from the text’s pertinent biographical, historical and literary sources along with diction rules and textual examples of English, Italian, German and French song. For each language, there is a section on sentence structure and syntax intended to assist readers with poetic analysis and word-by-word translations. Representative song texts are provided for the purpose of comparative listening and phonetic transcription. Comparative listening reveals subtle differences in expression and diction. In addition, the texts are presented in a workbook format, allowing space for IPA dictation practice. Diction in Context provides singers with the tools needed to delve deeply into the poetry and music they sing, to pronounce text accurately and to feel confident in expressing it. By combining English, Italian, German, and French into one easy-to-use textbook, students will benefit from a comparative perspective of singing in each language. Key Features: *Repertoire lists are provided for each language and are designed to be used for class presentations and assessments *Discussion questions to challenge reader comprehension of key concepts and songs *Word-by-word translations to accompany foreign language texts *An end-of-book glossary featuring definitions of terms in the text as well as terminology encountered in related literature *Three practical appendices, including: o Practice drills, quizzes, and assessment forms o A list of additional resources for diction learning o An Index of Works Cited featuring all poems and songs referenced in the book in one easily accessible list Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers Book
Author : Joan Wall
Publisher : Caldwell Publishing Company
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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.

The Contemporary Singer

The Contemporary Singer Book
Author : Anne Peckham
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN : 1480333174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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(Berklee Guide). The second edition of this bestselling, comprehensive guide contains improved vocal workouts and additional topics, including performance anxiety and healthy singing. The companion audio makes this guide an ideal tool for creating a singing course for students of almost any age or gender, who can practice technique along with lead sheets for such standard vocal pieces as "Yesterday" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Topics covered include getting started, posture, belting and diction, maintaining vocal health, microphone technique, and much more.

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer Book
Author : Anne Peckham
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2005-09-01
ISBN : 1495032175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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(Berklee Press). The vocal workouts in this much-anticipated follow-up to Peckham's bestselling The Contemporary Singer are based on Berklee College of Music's highly effective vocal method. This volume will help vocalists develop the voice through good vocal health, warm-up exercises, advanced techniques, stage performance advice and more. Includes companion online audio for ultimate interactive education!

Singer s Handbook Music Instruction

Singer s Handbook  Music Instruction  Book
Author : Anne Peckham
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2004-03-01
ISBN : 1476866996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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(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!

Singing American English Textbook for Diction for Singers

Singing American English  Textbook for Diction for Singers Book
Author : John Blizzard
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012
ISBN : 110595918X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Singing American English Textbook for Diction for Singers book written by John Blizzard, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.