Contemporary/American (C/A) This style deals with the modern American pronunciation of words, which is more nasal and run together than TA. The [æ] is more prevalent, the hard r [R]
PART I: Introduction/TA I am a big believer that English diction needs to be taught in schools alongside Italian, French, and German. I also believe that it is important for
Professor Ramon makes some good points concerning the complexity and possible pitfalls of Italian Diction, and I welcome her comments, especially as she is a native speaker and someone who
The University of Missouri in Columbia directs that Italian and French diction are taught in the fall semester, and German diction in the spring. For the Italian and French diction
The following is a list of six of the most popular diction textbooks, along with their pros and cons. These are my own personal opinions—yours may differ. Many of these
Every collegiate voice major in the United States sooner or later will have to take diction—the class that teaches how to sing effectively in other languages besides English (although occasionally
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