Archive for English Diction

Episode 94-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized, English Diction by thedictionpolice on April 24th, 2017

In Episode 94 Jason Nedecky discusses "Where e'er you walk", one of the most famous arias from Handel’s Semele, concentrating a lot on the different forms the letter 'r' can take. 

For more Video Tutorials, Text Readings, and PDFs with phonetic transcriptions as well as translations into several languages, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 94-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on April 23rd, 2017

In Episode 94 Jason Nedecky discusses "Where e'er you walk", one of the most famous arias from Handel’s Semele, concentrating a lot on the different forms the letter 'r' can take. This is the audio version of the podcast for people prefer to listen to podcasts while they’re out and about.

For more Video Tutorials, Text Readings, and PDFs with phonetic transcriptions as well as translations into several languages, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 90-SDU Tutorial (Audio Version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on February 25th, 2017

In Episode 90, Jason Nedecky and I focus on the text to Purcell's "Sweeter than Roses", written as incidental music for Richard Norton's Pausanius, Betrayer of His Country. We concentrate on the different forms of the letter 'i' (both spelling and phonetic), some pronunciation shifts between American Standard and British Received Pronunciation, and glottals. This is the audio version of the podcast.

For more Video Tutorials and Text Readings, as well as our Facebook Diction Lessons and Tongue Twisters for Singers series, or for the accompanying PDF for this Tutorial, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 90-SDU Tutorial

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on February 25th, 2017

In Episode 90, Jason Nedecky and I focus on the text to Purcell's "Sweeter than Roses", written as incidental music for Richard Norton's Pausanius, Betrayer of His Country. We concentrate on the different forms of the letter 'i' (both spelling and phonetic), some pronunciation shifts between American Standard and British Received Pronunciation, and glottals.

For more Video Tutorials and Text Readings, as well as our Facebook Diction Lessons and Tongue Twisters for Singers series, or for the accompanying PDF for this Tutorial, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Diction Tip #11

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on February 4th, 2017

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In this Diction Tip, Jason Nedecky talks about strong and weak forms of pronunciation that can happen in English Diction.

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Treatment of ‘r’

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on January 25th, 2017

Jason Nedecky's PDF on the Treatment of the letter 'r' in English Lyric Diction.

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Episode 86-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on November 12th, 2016

In Episode 86, Jason Nedecky and I work through the text to Purcell's "Sound the Trumpet", focusing on diphthongs, glottals, and the unstressed open [ɪ] in English Diction. This is the audio version of the podcast.

I had also promised to post some of the articles on sleep that I've seen over the years:

Sleep and learning

Sleep and Preventing Illness

Health benefits of sleep

There are lots more, I'll be posting them on the Facebook page all week!

For more Video Tutorials and Text Readings, or for the accompanying PDF for this Tutorial, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 86-SDU Video Tutorial

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on November 12th, 2016

In Episode 86, Jason Nedecky and I work through the text to Purcell's "Sound the Trumpet", focusing on diphthongs, glottals, and the unstressed open [ɪ] in English Diction.

I had also promised to post some of the articles on sleep that I've seen over the years:

Sleep and learning

Sleep and Preventing Illness

Health benefits of sleep

There are lots more, I'll be posting them on the Facebook page all week!

For more Video Tutorials and Text Readings, or for the accompanying PDF for this Tutorial, please visit us at www.dictionpolice.com . You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 84-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on October 15th, 2016

'Tis just about the Messiah season, and time to start working on our diction for it! This week's Tutorial covers "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion", focusing on what happens when 't's and 'd's come together and how to deal with 'r's in English Diction with Jason Nedecky.

We have already worked through some of the Messiah arias on the podcast (Comfort Ye Episode 66/Rejoice Greatly Episode 67); the complete Messiah, including IPA transcriptions and text readings by Jason Nedecky (our contributor for this episode), is available at The Diction Police: Special Diction Unit!

All of the Special Diction Unit premium content is available at www.dictionpolice.com either by subscription or individually! If there are texts you are looking for that we don't offer yet, please contact us at info@dictionpolice.com to let us know, so that we can develop the repertoire that you need. You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook or Twitter.
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Episode 84-SDU Video Tutorial

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on October 15th, 2016

'Tis just about the Messiah season, and time to start working on our diction for it! This week's Tutorial covers "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion", focusing on what happens when 't's and 'd's come together and how to deal with 'r's in English Diction with Jason Nedecky.

We have already worked through some of the Messiah arias on the podcast (Comfort Ye Episode 66/Rejoice Greatly Episode 67); the complete Messiah, including IPA transcriptions and text readings by Jason Nedecky (our contributor for this episode), is available at The Diction Police: Special Diction Unit!

All of the Special Diction Unit premium content is available at www.dictionpolice.com either by subscription or individually! If there are texts you are looking for that we don't offer yet, please contact us at info@dictionpolice.com to let us know, so that we can develop the repertoire that you need. You can also follow The Diction Police on Facebook or Twitter.
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