Archive for Italian Diction

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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Episode 95-SDU Tutorial (Audio Version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on May 7th, 2017

This week, Simone di Felice discusses the text to Scarlatti's "O cessate di piagarmi", focusing on phrasal doubling, the double consonant [∫], and some spelling rules for the letter 'c'.

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 95-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on May 7th, 2017

This week, Simone di Felice discusses the text to Scarlatti's "O cessate di piagarmi", focusing on phrasal doubling, the double consonant [∫], and some spelling rules for the letter 'c'.

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-Rossini’s Cat Duet

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

A very special Diction Tip, with some amazing native-speaking guests, who explain how to pronounce the text to Rossini's Cat Duet :-)

 

N.B.We got this posted on the Facebook page for April Fools' Day, but forgot to get it posted here! Happy April Fools' Day!!

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Episode 91-SDU Tutorial (Audio Version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 11th, 2017

In Episode 91, Simone di Felice and I work through the text to Alessandro Scarlatti's "Già il sole dal Gange", talking a lot about consonants! This is the audio version of the SDU Tutorial.

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 91-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 11th, 2017

In Episode 91, Simone di Felice and I work through the text to Alessandro Scarlatti's "Già il sole dal Gange", talking a lot about consonants!

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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