Episode 104-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in Other by thedictionpolice on December 2nd, 2017

In this episode, diction coach Elizabeth Brodovitch introduces us to the Auvergnat language, through the text to "Baïlero", one of the Chants d'Auvergne by Canteloube. This is the audio version--the full video tutorial is available at  dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 104-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Other by thedictionpolice on December 2nd, 2017

In this episode, diction coach Elizabeth Brodovitch introduces us to the Auvergnat language, through the text to "Baïlero", one of the Chants d'Auvergne by Canteloube. 

 

For more information, go to 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 #23

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on November 11th, 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 #23, Dr. François Germain talks about the difference between "elision" and "liaison" in French 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 102-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on November 4th, 2017

Since it's Messiah season, we wanted to post another aria for the basses! Jason Nedecky works through the text to "The people that walked in darkness" and it's preceding recitative, with an emphasis on handling 'r', the [æ] vowel, and aspirate 't'. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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Episode 102-SDU Tutorial

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on November 4th, 2017

Since it's Messiah season, we wanted to post another aria for the basses! Jason Nedecky works through the text to "The people that walked in darkness" and it's preceding recitative, with an emphasis on handling 'r', the [æ] vowel, and aspirate 't'. 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

Watch Now:



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 101-SDU Tutorial (Audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on October 23rd, 2017

In Episode 101, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "En fermant les yeux", the tenor aria from Massenet's Manon, focusing on nasal vowels and some normal spellings that may look complicated. This is the audio version of the podcast.

For all of The Diction Police's resources, come to dictionpolice.com!

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