This video is meant as a practical introduction to Spanish Diction (both Castilian and Latin American) for singers. Based on my 40 years of teaching Spanish diction, I want to share the principles that I teach daily in my New York City studio. The complete video lasts under 50 minutes, not bad for a fairly complete introduction.
It covers important principles such as:
- vowel sounds
- rolled R, flipped R
- the "softened" consonants (D, G, V-B)
- the use of the TH (as in thing) sound for ci, ce and the Z consonant in Castilian Spanish
- local differences in the pronunciation of LL-Y and GE, GI and J.
And much more…
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