Pronunciation

“He who knows how to breathe and pronounce well, knows how to sing well”

Pacchiarotti (quoted in Francesco Lamperti’s book The Art of Singing).

I have written quite a few posts about breathing. Today, I decided to write about pronunciation. Pronunciation, as well as breathing exercises, should precede singing lessons.

Oskar Guttmann, in his Gymnastics for the Voice, wrote the following brief but important guide to pronunciation. It is an excellent wee page for beginners.

Published by Deborah Wai Kapohe

I am a classical singer and guitarist. I have created a project called 'The Lilli Lehmann Project'. The project, lasting from 2020 until 2023, aims to refresh my voice and prepare me to be a singing teacher. The scope of the project is that I am studying Lilli Lehmann's singing book, bibliography, recordings and her reviews, as well as other historical vocal pedagogy. I have chosen this platform in order to blog about my discoveries, demonstrate techniques and exercises, and perform pieces of music. I have done so because I wish to be transparent. I think that if a student is prepared to learn from me then I should stand up to public scrutiny.

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