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Author Johnston, Amanda, 1971-
Title English and German diction for singers : a comparative approach / Amanda Johnston.
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  MT883 .J64 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index.
Contents Elementary concepts -- Proficiency in English IPA -- Proficiency in German IPA -- Introduction to English diction for singers -- English phonemes -- The structure of English -- Characteristic English phonemes -- Vowels -- Glides and approximants -- Consonants -- Advanced concepts in diction -- Common pitfalls -- Introduction to German diction for singers -- German phonemes -- The structure of German -- Characteristic German phonemes -- Vowels -- Consonants -- Advanced concepts in diction -- Common pitfalls -- Commonalities between English and German -- Legato singing -- Close but no cigar -- Lyric diction in opera -- Concise history of the English language.
Summary Johnston makes German increasingly accessible through the recognition that English and German are related languages, and thus have many things in common with regard to lyric diction. This comprehensive resource includes a thorough analysis of the German and English languages, as well as lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and even tongue twisters. Specific topics addressed include the German schwa, the use of the curly-tail J in German, the treatment of R in both languages, and the correct formation of the elusive open U and the extended Epsilon. --from publisher description
Subject Singing -- Diction.
English language -- Pronunciation.
German language -- Pronunciation.
ISBN 9780810877665 (hardcover : alk. paper)
081087766X (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 663102435