Academic journal article Journal of Singing

IPA Handbook for Singers

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

IPA Handbook for Singers

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Montgomery, Cheri. IPA Handbook for Singers. Nashville, TN: S. T. M. Publishers, 2015. Paper, vi, 66 pp., $18.50. ISBN 978-0-9894385-5-1 www.stmpubllshers.com

If you have taught or taken diction courses over the past decade, you have probably encountered the diction workbooks written by Cheri Montgomery. The workbooks offer correlated practice for use in conjunction with seminal texts by Madeleine Marshall (The Singer's Manual of English Diction), Evelina Colorni (Singer's Italian), William Odom (German for Singers), Thomas Grubb (Singing in French), and Eileen Davis (Sing French), all of which are commonly used in diction classes. Montgomery has compiled an International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) dictionary for use in diction classes or as a reference guide.

Each sound is listed on a separate page, with vowels on the odd numbered pages, and consonants on the even numbered pages. …

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