Archive for Italian Diction

Episode 109-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 24th, 2018

Vocal coach Matteo Pais works through the text to Händel's "Ombra mai fu" from Serse with us, talking about open and closed vowels, glides and diphthongs, and a little about the sound of Italian!

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Episode 109-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 24th, 2018

Vocal coach Matteo Pais works through the text to Händel's "Ombra mai fu" from Serse with us, talking about open and closed vowels, glides and diphthongs, and a little about the sound of Italian!

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Diction Tip #28

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 10th, 2018

Since I am still recovering from the flu, we're a little off-schedule. This week will be another Diction Tip, and then the next two weeks will be the regular podcast. Thanks for your understanding!

In Diction Tip #28, Matteo Pais talks about initial 's' in Italian 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 106-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on February 10th, 2018

In Episode 106, Simone di Felice and I work through "Come raggio di sol" by Antonio Caldara, paying special attention to phrasal diphthongs (that is, when vowels come together between words), the pronunciation of the spelling GI, and some words with intervocalic Ss that are technically considered unvoiced but become voiced in Italian lyric diction. This is the audio version of the full video tutorial.

 

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Diction Tip #25

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on February 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 this Diction Tip, vocal coach Matteo Pais talks about how to pronounce those three letter words like "mio", "dio", "tuo" and "sua" in Italian!

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 #24

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 25th, 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 on Phrasal Doubling in Italian Lyric Diction, Matteo Pais explains how to handle it when several vowels come together on one pitch.

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 103-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 18th, 2017

Matteo Pais talks through the text to "Quando me'n vo'", Musetta's aria from La Bohème with us, talking about double and single consonants, some standard closed [e] endings, and pitching voiced consonants and glides. 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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Episode 103-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 18th, 2017

Matteo Pais talks through the text to "Quando me'n vo'", Musetta's aria from La Bohème with us, talking about double and single consonants, some standard closed [e] endings, and pitching voiced consonants and glides. 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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Diction Tip #21

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on October 14th, 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 #21, vocal coach Matteo Pais talks about final vowels in Italian 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 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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