Episode 96-SDU Tutorial (Audio Version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on May 20th, 2017

In Episode 96, Dr. François Germain works through the text to Debussy’s "Nuit d’étoiles" with us, talking about the French schwa and when it’s not pronounced, the various combinations of 'ie', and a little on liaisons and elision. There are two versions of this episode—the full video tutorial or the audio version for people prefer to listen to podcasts while they’re out and about. This is the last episode before summer break--we'll be back with all new episodes on Aug 26, 2017! 

In the meantime, for all of The Diction Police podcasts, 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 96-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on May 20th, 2017

In Episode 96, Dr. François Germain works through the text to Debussy’s "Nuit d’étoiles" with us, talking about the French schwa and when it’s not pronounced, the various combinations of 'ie', and a little on liaisons and elision. This is the last episode before summer break--we'll be back with all new episodes on Aug 26, 2017! 

In the meantime, for all of The Diction Police podcasts, 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 #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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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 #16

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on April 29th, 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's Diction Tip is about the pronunciation of "-ille" (and its exceptions) in French Diction, with Dr. François Germain.

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 94-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized, English Diction by thedictionpolice on April 24th, 2017

In Episode 94 Jason Nedecky discusses "Where e'er you walk", one of the most famous arias from Handel’s Semele, concentrating a lot on the different forms the letter 'r' can take. 

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 94-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in English Diction by thedictionpolice on April 23rd, 2017

In Episode 94 Jason Nedecky discusses "Where e'er you walk", one of the most famous arias from Handel’s Semele, concentrating a lot on the different forms the letter 'r' can take. This is the audio version of the podcast for people prefer to listen to podcasts while they’re out and about.

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 #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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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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