A Handbook of Diction for Singers

A Handbook of Diction for Singers
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Author: David Adams
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0195325591
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: David Adams
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780198043669
Release: 2008-01-28
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: David Adams
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0195125673
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Diction for Singers

Diction for Singers
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Author: Joan Wall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1934477702
Release: 2009
Editor: Ingram

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A concise reference and text for undergraduate classes in diction

English and German Diction for Singers

English and German Diction for Singers
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Author: Amanda Johnston
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780810877665
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Kathryn LaBouff
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780195311389
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Singing in French

Singing in French
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Author: Thomas Grubb
Pages: 221
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042331319
Release: 1979
Editor: Cengage Learning

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The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction

The Singer s Manual of German and French Diction
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Author: Richard G. Cox
Pages: 63
ISBN: UOM:39015064216602
Release: 1970
Editor: Schirmer Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

French Diction for Singers

French Diction for Singers
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Author: Jason Nedecky
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780987753601
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: the author

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Singers Italian

Singers  Italian
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Author: Evelina Colorni
Pages: 157
ISBN: UOM:39015064225124
Release: 1996
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Diction in Context

Diction in Context
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Author: Brenda Smith
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781635501247
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Exploring Art Song Lyrics

Exploring Art Song Lyrics
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Author: Jonathan Retzlaff,Cheri Montgomery
Pages: 554
ISBN: 9780199775323
Release: 2012-05-11
Editor: OUP USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Singer s Guide to German Diction

The Singer s Guide to German Diction
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Author: Valentin Lanzrein,Richard Cross
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780190238445
Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers
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Author: Joan Wall
Pages: 226
ISBN: UOM:39015023744959
Release: 1989
Editor: Caldwell Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Singer s Handbook Music Instruction

Singer s Handbook  Music Instruction
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Author: Anne Peckham
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781476866994
Release: 2004-03-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(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!

The Confident Choir

The Confident Choir
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Author: Michael Bonshor
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781538102800
Release: 2017-12-06
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting

The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting
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Author: Margaret Olson
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780810869141
Release: 2010-11-04
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Phonetics and Diction in Singing Italian French Spanish German

Phonetics and Diction in Singing  Italian  French  Spanish  German
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Author: Kurt Adler
Pages: 161
ISBN: UOM:39015009718571
Release: 1967
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 and Coaching, to provide a handbook or textbook especially suitable for use by voice teachers, singers, students in high schools, colleges, and schools of music, and members of choruses, church choirs, and opera workshops and their directors. Following a general discussion of phonetics and diction in singing there are separate chapters on Italian, French, Spanish, and German phonetics and diction. The text is illustrated with drawings and diagrams of vocal techniques and musical examples.

Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias

Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias
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Author: Berton Coffin,Ralph Errolle,Pierre Delattre,Werner Singer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0810815338
Release: 1982
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the publication of the first edition in 1964, Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias has served singers, teachers of singing, and students of lyric diction as a guide to the correct pronunciation of songs in foreign languages.

So You Want to Sing Barbershop

So You Want to Sing Barbershop
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Author: Diane M. Clark,Billy J. Biffle
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781442266018
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In SoYou Want to Sing Barbershop, veteran barbershoppers Billy J. Biffle of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Diane M. Clark of Sweet Adelines International provide a practical handbook for singers at all levels who want to learn about the American art form known as barbershop singing. Clark and Biffle explore the history of the style, survey the international organizational structure of the twenty-first century barbershop world, and outline techniques to develop the necessary vocal skills for the style. Guest authors Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne provide valuable information on vocal anatomy and vocal health. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Barbershop features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.