A Handbook of Diction for Singers Book
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A Handbook of Diction for Singers


  • Author : David Adams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 0195325591

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A Handbook of Diction for Singers Excerpt :

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 Book

A Handbook of Diction for Singers


  • Author : David Adams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Genre: French language
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197639504

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A Handbook of Diction for Singers Excerpt :

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 Book

English and German Diction for Singers


  • Author : Amanda Johnston
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810877665

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English and German Diction for Singers Excerpt :

Johnston makes 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. Specific topics addressed include the German schwa, the use of the curly-tail J in German, the treatment of R in both languages, and the correct formation of the elusive open U and the extended Epsilon. --from publisher description.

French Diction for Singers Book
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French Diction for Singers


  • Author : Jason Nedecky
  • Publisher : the author
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780987753601

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French Diction for Singers Excerpt :

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.

Singing and Communicating in English Book

Singing and Communicating in English


  • Author : Kathryn LaBouff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2007-12-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195311389

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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 Book

Diction for Singers


  • Author : Joan Wall
  • Publisher : Ingram
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Singing
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1934477702

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Diction for Singers Excerpt :

A concise reference and text for undergraduate classes in diction

The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction Book

The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction


  • Author : Richard G. Cox
  • Publisher : Schirmer Books
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064216602

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The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction Excerpt :

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 Book

The Singer s Guide to German Diction


  • Author : Valentin Lanzrein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190238407

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The Singer s Guide to German Diction Excerpt :

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.

Singers  Italian Book
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Singers Italian


  • Author : Evelina Colorni
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064225124

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Singers Italian Excerpt :

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.

Phonetics and Diction in Sing Book

Phonetics and Diction in Sing


  • Author : Adler
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1967-09-25
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816604517

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The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting Book

The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting


  • Author : Margaret Olson
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810869141

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The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting Excerpt :

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 acoustic sound production, and she offers practical ideas for solving these challenges. Teaching examples and case studies help illustrate the problems and offer potential solutions for handling the challenges of the choral environment. After a general overview of vocal technique, the chapters address the physiological, psychological, pedagogical, acoustic, and interpretive issues facing the solo singer in the choral setting. Concepts, such as phonation; resonation and timbre; approaches to diction; voice classification; choral blend; interpreting emotion; relationships among choral conductor, singer, and teacher of singing; and the use of vibrato are examined in detail. Concluding with a conversation with two choral conductors, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and index, this volume is beneficial to singers, teachers, and conductors alike.

Singer s Handbook  Music Instruction  Book

Singer s Handbook Music Instruction


  • Author : Anne Peckham
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476866994

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Singer s Handbook Music Instruction Excerpt :

(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!

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer Book

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer


  • Author : Anne Peckham
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495032172

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Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer Excerpt :

(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!

Vocal Virtuosity Book

Vocal Virtuosity


  • Author : Sean M. Parr
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197542644

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Vocal Virtuosity Excerpt :

Introduction. Coloratura and Female Vocality -- The New Franco-Italian School of Singing -- Verdi and the End of Italian Coloratura -- Melismatic Madness and Technology -- Caroline Carvalho and Her World -- Carvalho, Gounod, and the Waltz -- Vestiges of Virtuosity : The French Coloratura Soprano -- Epilogue. Unending Coloratura.