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Third Edition

By John Moriarty

Third Edition. Composed by John Moriarty. This edition: third edition. Vocal Resource. Book. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.650).

Item Number: EC.650

ISBN 600313406508.

Text book for singers A comprehensive singers' guide to the pronunciation of Italian, French, Ecclesiastical Latin and German, in an approach developed for diction classes at the New England Conservatory of Music. A thorough and scholarly treatment in a practical, easily used format.

Pronunciation guides are provided for Italian, French and German languages through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, along with 81 exercises for singing them.

New to this edition are 36 audio tracks provided by the author containing all of the exercises. These audio tracks may be downloaded free from the publisher. All are 128kbps mp3 files.

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  • 2012-09-18 00:00:00.0 DIction by John Moriarty

    The absolute best out there - clear, organized in a wonderful cross language style,but still useful if teaching only one language at a time without the other preparation. Up-to-date with best practices of those vowels which have undergone change.Love the layout - visually reinforces the realationship between rules...

    and topics, and space for notes. Great price for a fabulous book - and if you go to the Schirmer website, there's a free audio of the vowels by the author. I've used this book to teach diction at the college level and coach both beginning and advanced singers. Great tool to learn the current correct pronunciation, and get the "mouth feel" of the language so everything starts off right - no time spent fixing it later!

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