A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

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.

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


A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

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.

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Genre : Music
Author : David Adams
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-01-28
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780198043669


Diction For Singers

Diction For Singers

A concise reference and text for undergraduate classes in diction

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Genre : Singing
Author : Joan Wall
Publisher : Ingram
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 1934477702


English And German Diction For Singers

English And German Diction For Singers

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.

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Genre : Music
Author : Amanda Johnston
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : 9780810877665


A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

A Handbook Of Diction For Singers

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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Genre : French language
Author : David Adams
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 0195125673


Singing And Communicating In English

Singing And Communicating In English

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.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Kathryn LaBouff
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 326 Pages
ISBN : 9780195311389


The Singer S Manual Of German And French Diction

The Singer S Manual Of German And French Diction

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


French Diction For Singers

French Diction For Singers

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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Genre : Music
Author : Jason Nedecky
Publisher : the author
Release : 2011-09-01
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 9780987753601


The Confident Choir

The Confident Choir

The Confident Choir is an exploration of conditions affecting the confidence levels in singers of all levels to create an accessible synthesis of the psychological models and offer practical confidence-building strategies for conductors, teachers, community musicians, and workshop leaders. Michael Bonshor combines his experience as a singing teacher and choral director with a series of in-depth interviews that give an intimate depiction of the challenges faced by the contemporary choral singer. These insights provide the basis for a range of suggested techniques to bolster confidence and reduce anxiety in the group-singing context. This book is primarily designed as a guide for leaders of amateur group singing activities and is relevant to choirs of all sizes and genres. The content will appeal to singers, teachers, and choir leaders; students and scholars in the fields of choral research, community music, music psychology, and adult education; and educators training the musical leaders of the future.

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Genre : Music
Author : Michael Bonshor
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-12-06
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9781538102800


Exploring Art Song Lyrics

Exploring Art Song Lyrics

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.

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Genre : Music
Author : Jonathan Retzlaff
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2012-05-11
Total Pages : 554 Pages
ISBN : 9780199775323