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Multcolib Research Picks: Singing in other languages

A Singer's Manual of Foreign Language Dictions
A Singer's Manual of Foreign Language Dictions By Sheil, Richard Fort (Book - 2004 ) 783.043 S543s 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Precise guides forlearning to sing in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Roman Church Latin. No foreign language experience necessary.

A Handbook of Diction for Singers
A Handbook of Diction for Singers Italian, German, French By Adams, David (Book - 2008 ) 783.043 A211h 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Written for English-speaking singers and offering thorough, consistent explanations, it is an ideal tool for students and an invaluable reference for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors.

Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German
Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German The Sounds and 81 Exercises for Singing Them By Moriarty, John (Book - 1975 ) 784.9 M854d Available in some locations

Annotation:This text explains the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and the rules for diction in each of the languages.

German for Singers
German for Singers A Textbook of Diction and Phonetics By Odom, William (Book Plus CD - 1997 ) 783.043 O25g 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Includes musical examples from folk and art songs, and appendices of English and German vowel and consonant charts, songs, and a guide to German pronunciation of Latin. Contains a CD-ROM with examples of authentic German diction.

Hebrew for Dummies
Hebrew for Dummies By Jacobs, Jill Suzanne (Book Plus CD - 2003 ) 492.4 J17h 2003 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Outlines basic Hebrew grammar, and offers useful words and expressions and simplified dialogue. Includes the chapter, "Sing Hebrew Songs and Prayers ."

A Singer's Manual of Spanish Lyric Diction
A Singer's Manual of Spanish Lyric Diction By Castel, Nico (Book - 1994 ) 783.043 C348s Available in some locations

Annotation:There are not many books that focus on singing in Spanish. Valuable for those who would otherwise squeak by with only their knowledge of Latin pronunciation.

Understanding French Verse
Understanding French Verse A Guide for Singers By Hunter, David (Book - 2005 ) 841.009 H9453u 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:An essential tool for singers, accompanists, and other musicians who want to understand more about the French texts with which they are working. It also provides a useful basic introduction to students of French poetry.

Singing in Russian
Singing in Russian A Guide to Language and Performance By Olin, Emily (Book Plus CD - 2012 ) 783.043 O46s 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The accompanying CD contains exercises that demonstrate and reinforce the correct sound and interpretation of everything from the alphabet to the presentation of vowels, consonants, words, and phrases.

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Do you like to sing in other languages? Do you want to enrich those vowels and clean up the consonants? Maybe you just need to remember the difference between a French, German and American 'r.' You can find more by searching the subject 'Singing -- Diction.' --Chris J.


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