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Diction For Singers, 2nd Ed

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Authors Joan Wall, et all
ISBN 9781934477700
Length 320 pages
Price $49.95
The NATS Journal

“Voice teachers who are looking for a suitable text for undergraduate diction classes may call off the search. Here, in a single volume, is a concise compendium for the pronunciation of sounds in English, in the standard foreign languages that singers are required to master, as well as in Latin and Spanish. This single text offers a solid foundation admirably suited to students’ needs….. Well written, coherently organized, and in an attractive format, this book is highly recommended both as a basic diction text and as a standard reference.”
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book for diction English, Italian, Latin, German, French, Spanish

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Dr. Michael Hix

Thanks so much! I love your book. It has been such a valuable resource from the time I was an undergraduate through my doctorate and into my academic career.
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The NATS Journal

“Voice teachers who are looking for a suitable text for undergraduate diction classes may call off the search. Here, in a single volume, is a concise compendium for the pronunciation of sounds in English, in the standard foreign languages that singers are required to master, as well as in Latin and Spanish. This single text offers a solid foundation admirably suited to students’ needs….. Well written, coherently organized, and in an attractive format, this book is highly recommended both as a basic diction text and as a standard reference.”
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Dr. Carol Kimball

“At last, here is an undergraduate textbook that addresses problems created by having to cover too much material in too short a time. Using the IPA Diction for Singers covers basic rules of singing diction in six languages, presented in clear, concise units that provide flexibility in course organization. Streamlined formatting makes for quick access, and the material covered gives students an excellent cornerstone on which to build.”
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
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Dorothy DiOrio

“We’ve reviewed your diction books and are especially keen on the Diction for Singers text. The formatting is wonderful, clear, useful—it is truly a reference work, one to keep handy in the studio.”
Castonli Professor of Foreign Languages Auburn University
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Laury Christie

“…found Diction for Singers to be clear and creative, especially with the use of the IPA symbols. The book is exactly right for those of us who are in the situation of having to teach a crash course for one year. In fact, I find it even better than that. It can be used for longer periods and now I don’t have to compile many resources.”
Professor of Voice and Diction University of South Carolina
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Laurel Goetzinger

“Diction for Singers is such an accessible book, so easy to find things – I can quickly find the answer I need! I use it more than I’ve used any other diction book. I use it for my upper class voice majors who have also found it very helpful. Our school has decided to use your book for the diction course this year for voice majors which will make a nice consistency for the students.”
Professor of Voice Butler University
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Ann Harrell

“Finally, a book tailor-made for the diction classroom, one that does not force the teacher to supplement from other texts. This book is very well organized and easy to understand. It is also an excellent reference for any singer or teacher of singing.”
Hardin-Simmons University
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Richard Miller

“The organization of Diction for Singers is excellent and its presentation is logical. This book makes a valuable contribution to the available literature on diction rules and practices in the singing voice. Its organization is excellent and its presentation is logical. It should prove to be an important tool in the voice studio and for the artist singer.”
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
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