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Singing and communicating in English : a singer's guide to English diction

Author: Kathryn LaBouff
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diction coach Kathyrn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. Her thorough technique clarifies the physiology of speech, emphasizes the studied practice of careful and articulate pronunciation and focuses on English cadence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LaBouff, Kathryn.
Singing and communicating in English.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2006030318
(OCoLC)71369176
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn LaBouff
ISBN: 9780198042532 0198042531 9781435638839 1435638832 9786611163693 6611163697 1281163694 9781281163691
OCLC Number: 219735152
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction to diction --
Communicating the thought --
Introduction to vowels --
The fronting vowels --
The backing vowels --
The mixed vowels --
Diphthongs --
The three semi-vowel glides --
Introduction to consonants --
The plosives --
The fricatives --
The nasal consonants plus the lyrical L --
The owner's manual : connecting the dots --
Singing in the British dialect : "The rain in Spain" --
The mid-Atlantic dialect --
Appendix I. The international phonetic alphabet for English --
Appendix II. Three-dialect overview --
Appendix III. Regional dialects found in vocal repertoire.
Responsibility: Kathryn LaBouff.

Abstract:

Diction coach Kathyrn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. Her thorough technique clarifies the physiology of speech, emphasizes the studied practice of careful and articulate pronunciation and focuses on English cadence.

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In the rehearsal process Kathryn LaBouff is my secret weapon. She has an uncanny ability to take dramatic ideas and unify them with her own technical and diction work for the performer. The result Read more...

 
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