Diction Tip #26

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on February 17th, 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 Diction Tip #26, Dr. François Germain discusses the pronunciation of the third person plural verb ending "-ent".

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.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 106-SDU Tutorial

Posted in Italian Diction Premium 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. 

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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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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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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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. 

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