Archive for Italian Diction

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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Diction Tip #13

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on March 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 week's Diction Tip, Simone di Felice discusses the importance of practicing on vowels 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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Episode 87-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 26th, 2016

In Episode 87, Simone di Felice helps us work through the text to "O del mio dolce ardor" from the 24 Italian Songs, focusing on phrasal diphthongs, the bright [a] vowel, and the LMNR rule. This is the audio version of the full video tutorial. 

This will be our last episode before our Holiday break--we'll be back on January 28, 2017, with all new episodes! In the meantime, we wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a very happy and successful New Year!

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 87-SDU Video Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 26th, 2016

In Episode 87, Simone di Felice helps us work through the text to "O del mio dolce ardor" from the 24 Italian Songs, focusing on phrasal diphthongs, the bright [a] vowel, and the LMNR rule.

 

This will be our last episode before our Holiday break--we'll be back on January 28, 2017, with all new episodes! In the meantime, we wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a very happy and successful New Year!

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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Diction Tip #9

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on November 5th, 2016

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 #9, Simone di Felice talks about the pronunciation of the definite article "gli" 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 #7

Posted in Italian Diction by thedictionpolice on October 8th, 2016

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.

Diction Tip #7 has Simone di Felice explaining the rule of L M N R in Italian diction, using the text to "O del mio dolce ardor". 

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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