Archive for German Diction

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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Diction Tip #18

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on September 2nd, 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 #18, Bernhard Hansky talks about the possible pronunciations of the combination 'ng' 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 #17

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on May 15th, 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 #17, Bernhard Hansky discusses the pronunciation of the "er-" prefix (which also includes "ver-", "zer-"), and how to handle the letter 'r' in this prefix.

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 #15

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 15th, 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.

This week, Mirko Roschkowski shows us the difference between the open and closed pronunciations of Ü 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 93-SDU Tutorial (Audio version)

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 9th, 2017

Episode 93 covers Heinrich Heine's text "Du bist wie eine Blume", which has been set over 380 times! Mirko Roschkowski leads us through it, focusing on the vowels [ə] and [ɐ], the difference between [ʃ] and [ç], and some phrases where back-to-back [t] and [d] need to be clearly articulated.

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 93-SDU Tutorial

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on April 9th, 2017

Episode 93 covers Heinrich Heine's text "Du bist wie eine Blume", which has been set over 380 times! Mirko Roschkowski leads us through it, focusing on the vowels [ə] and [ɐ], the difference between [ʃ] and [ç], and some phrases where back-to-back [t] and [d] need to be clearly articulated.

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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Diction Tip #12

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on February 18th, 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 week's Diction Tip, Mirko Roschkowski discusses the details of initial 'st' [ʃt] in German Lyric 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 89-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in German Diction by thedictionpolice on February 11th, 2017

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to discuss the text to "Widmung" (Dedication)?! Mirko Roschkowski joins us to work through the lyric diction rules that come up, focusing on long and short vowels, Auslautverhärtung, and the different possibilities of the letter 'r'. This is the audio version of the podcast.

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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