Archive for German Diction

Episode 111-SDU Tutorial

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 22nd, 2018

In this episode, baritone Christoph Pohl works through the text to "Ich grolle nicht" with us, talking about Ach- and Ich-lauts, a little bit about glottals, and painting the text by using all of the consonants. We also mention the problematic letter 'L' in German—we recently posted a Diction Lesson on this topic, so if you haven’t seen that yet, make sure to check it out!

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com ! 

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Episode 111-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 22nd, 2018

In this episode, baritone Christoph Pohl works through the text to "Ich grolle nicht" with us, talking about Ach- and Ich-lauts, a little bit about glottals, and painting the text by using all of the consonants. We also mention the problematic letter 'L' in German—we recently posted a Diction Lesson on this topic, so if you haven’t seen that yet, make sure to check it out! This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com ! 

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Diction Tip #30

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 14th, 2018

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 Diction Tip #30, Bernhard Hansky talks about the assimilation of the consonants 't', 'd', and 'z' in German 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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Episode 108-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on March 17th, 2018

In Episode 108, Christoph Pohl works through the text to "An die Musik" with us, discussing the open, flying [ʊ], spitting consonants, and how to get the consonants to be part of the legato. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 108-SDU Tutorial

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on March 17th, 2018

In Episode 108, Christoph Pohl works through the text to "An die Musik" with us, discussing the open, flying [ʊ], spitting consonants, and how to get the consonants to be part of the legato.

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Diction Tip #27

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on March 3rd, 2018

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 Diction Tip #27, Bernhard Hansky talks about the number 4 in all of its forms (1/4, 14, 40) in German 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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Diction Tip #22

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on October 28th, 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 Diction Tip #22, Bernhard Hansky discusses the concept of Auslautverhärtung (hardening of the final consonant) in German 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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Episode 100-IPA Revealed: an audio guide

Posted in German Diction, Special Editions, Italian Diction, French Diction, English Diction by thedictionpolice on October 7th, 2017

For our 100th episode we wanted to do something really special, and here it is! In "IPA Revealed: an audio-guide" we work our way through the phonetic alphabet, with examples of native speakers in each of the four main languages that we sing in, English, Italian, German, and French.  Both Ellen and François host the episode, with guests Christoph Pohl, Daniela Pellegrino, and Grace Durham. There is no audio version of the podcast this week.

To see our complete catalog of text readings by native speakers and PDFs with IPA transcriptions, poetic and word-for-word-translations, as well as all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips, and Tongue Twisters for Singers, go to dictionpolice.com

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Episode 99-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on September 23rd, 2017

This week, Mirko Roschkowski is with us to discuss the first song in Die schöne Müllerin, "Das Wandern". We talk about how to handle strophic texts, as well as long and short vowels and the different possible pronunciations of R. This week’s Diction Lesson on the Facebook page also covered the topic of R, so please check that out, too!

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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Episode 99-SDU Tutorial

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on September 23rd, 2017

This week, Mirko Roschkowski is with us to discuss the first song in Die schöne Müllerin, "Das Wandern". We talk about how to handle strophic texts, as well as long and short vowels and the different possible pronunciations of R. This week’s Diction Lesson on the Facebook page also covered the topic of R, so please check that out, too!

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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