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Singing and Communicating in English

Author : Kathryn LaBouff
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From the Foreword by Renee Fleming: "Kathryn LaBouff has developed an approach to singing in the English language which is wonderfully user-friendly, and which has surely saved much wear and tear on my voice. It is a technique that has empowered me with the knowledge and skills to bring a text to life and to be able to negotiate all of the sounds of the language with the least amount of effort. I have found her clever and extremely creative use of substitute consonants or combinations of consonants in creating clear diction utterly delightful because they are surprising and because they work. These techniques have been equally useful when singing in foreign languages. We sopranos are not usually known to have good diction, particularly in our high range. I found that working with Kathryn improved my ability to be understood by an enormous percentile of the audience with much less vocal fatigue than I would have experienced if left to my own devices. I have often told my colleagues enthusiastically of her interesting solutions to the frustrating problems of diction. I am thrilled that her techniques are now in print for all to benefit from them." In Singing and Communicating in English, internationally renowned diction coach Kathryn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. Her thorough and much sought-after technique clarifies the physiology of speech, emphasizes the studied practice of careful and articulate pronunciation, and focuses on the study of English cadence. Covering aspects of phonetics from vowels to diphthongs to fricatives, the book includes multiple practical exercises in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions, helpful diagrams, and pronunciation drills, each chosen from the most essential English art song and operatic repertoire. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full range of vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and by theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an exercise answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance. This book is an invaluable resource for all vocalists (both professional and aspiring), diction instructors, teachers, and coaches, and choral directors. VISIT THE COMPANION SITE AT www.oup.com/us/singinginenglish

American Book Publishing Record

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A Singer s Guide to the American Art Song 1870 1980

Author : Victoria Etnier Villamil
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Quite possible the most comprehensive work on the American art song ever available, this book considers the lives and contributions of 144 significant composers in the field, including many for whom information has been extremely scarce. Most composers' entries consist of a biographical sketch; a brief discussion of his or her song writing characteristics (with emphasis on performers' concerns); a partial or complete listing of annotated songs; recording information; and the composer's individual bibliography. Song annotations include poet, publisher, date of composition (when known), voice type, range, duration, tempo indication, mood, subject matter, vocal style, special difficulties, general impression, artists who have recorded the song, and any other pertinent information. Appendixes include a supplement of recommended songs; a listing of American song anthologies and their contents; and the most recent information regarding publishers cited in the guide. There is also a general discography, a general bibliography, and indexes for both titles and poets.

Communicating in English

Author : Walter Matreyek
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Take Action Communicating in English Resource Book

Author : Rosalie Banko
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Pronouncing Shakespeare

Author : David Crystal
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How did Shakespeare's plays sound when they were originally performed? How can we know, and could the original pronunciation ever be recreated? For three days in June 2004 Shakespeare's Globe presented their production of Romeo and Juliet in original, Shakespearian pronunciation. In an unusual blend of autobiography, narrative, and academic content, reflecting the unique nature of the experience, this 2005 book by David Crystal recounts the first attempt in over 50 years to mount a full-length Shakespeare play in original pronunciation. Crystal begins by discussing the Globe theatre's approach to 'original practices', which has dealt with all aspects of Elizabethan stagecraft - except pronunciation. A large section is devoted to the nature of the Early Modern English sound system. There are reports of how the actors coped with the task of learning the pronunciation, how it affected their performances and how the audiences reacted.

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers

Author : Joan Wall
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"It is a manual where students compare and contrast words to hear specific sounds, read and write IPA transcriptions, read the sounds of nonsense words (...), become aware of the articulators and how they produce each sound, and sing examples for greater awareness for how to handle each sound while singing." --book cover.

The Military and Social Significance of Ballad Singing in the English Civil War 1642 1649

Author : John Marshall Carter
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Sing English Song

Author : Stephen Varcoe
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American Art Song and American Poetry Voices of maturity

Author : Ruth C. Friedberg
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Journal of Research in Singing and Applied Vocal Pedagogy

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One Voice

Author : Joan Melton
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Joan Melton groundbreaking book outlines a course of study that integrates basic elements of singing technique into the whole range of theatre voice training.

The Art of the Song Recital

Author : Shirlee Emmons
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Speech Songs and Intermediate Vocalizations

Author : Esther Ho Shun Mang
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The Penguin Dictionary of English

Author : George Norman Garmonsway
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Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom

Author : Carol Frierson-Campbell
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Examines the issues of music instruction in urban schools and provides political, philosophical, and practical approaches to music education.

Records of the English Catholics Under the Penal Laws

Author : Thomas Francis Knox
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Records of the English Catholics Under the Penal Laws Chiefly from the Archives of the See of Westminster

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Saturday Night

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Communicating Together

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