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Diction for Singers 1-Week 1

by: Toni Gerner

Diction for Singers 1-Week 1 MUS 275

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Simple introduction to simple terms that build foundation in order to understand/succeed in this course. Important.
Diction for Singers I
Dr. Wood
Class Notes
diction, Music, english, Language
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Toni Gerner on Wednesday August 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 275 at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater taught by Dr. Wood in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Diction for Singers I in Music at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.


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Date Created: 08/10/16
Diction for Singers-Week 1-INTRO What is Diction? 1) Pronunciation-the cultivation of sung speech that is free from regionalisms and is easily understood by the audience 2) Enunciation- the study of the physiology of speech sounds in order to deliver the vocal text with ease, clarity, and minimal tension 3) Expression- the communication of the meaning and emotion of a text within the parameters of the musical setting give to us by the composer Why study Diction?  Accurate vowel production, articulation, diction=tonal quality  Speech sounds form the basis of vocal technique  Knowledge of IPA helps the singer use foreign language diction texts, English and foreign language dictionaries, pedagogy texts, and research studies  Communication  Competition (jobs) What is Phonetics?  The study of speech sounds -The study of symbols that represent speech sounds  Phonetic alphabet - single sound = single symbol -EX: [i]=ee (be, beet)  Issues with the phonetic alphabet…. - Silent letters -letters representing more than one sound -Homophones (peace piece)


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