Diction for Singers       MUSC 1610
Defining IPA
IPA is a symbol system   for the sounds used  in speech and singingOfficial Definition
A Tour of the Mouth
A Tour of the MouthLips (labial, bilabial)top teeth (dentals)ridgy area, alveolar ridgehard surface - hard palatesmooth ar...
MMM - NNN
MMM - NNN
Vowel Triangle
Vowel Triangle
Vowel Triangle
Vowel Triangle
Lips
EE [i]             [u] oo             [ə ]spread                rounded              uh            neutral            Lips
Jaw
Most Closed      Middle Position        Most OpenJaw
EE [i]            [u]                        Most Closed                [ɔ] Middle Position          [a]           Most Op...
Tongue
forward              back [i]                      [u]                    [ɔ]              [a]          Tongue
Tongue
Tongue
http://www.phonetics.ucla.edu/vowels/chapter11/                 tongue.html                Tongue
[i]  Describe [i] vowel in terms of the  1. Lips  2. Jaw  3. Tongue
[i]  Describe [i] vowel in terms of the  1. Lips-most spread  2. Jaw-most closed  3. Tongue-thicker in front and arched fo...
[u]Describe [u] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-2. Jaw-3. Tongue-
[a]Describe [a] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-2. Jaw-3. Tongue-
[a]Describe [a] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-slightly rounded2. Jaw-most open3. Tongue-flat in mouth, arched backward sligh...
[i]                [u]             [a]Exercise:1. Using these three vowel sounds, makesimple words using IPA.2. [b] [k]   ...
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Introduction of the Vowel Triangle of the International Phonetic Alphabet. And other things.

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  • Introduction to Diction - Overview of Vowel Triangle, Positions of Lips, Jaw, Tongue

    1. 1. Diction for Singers MUSC 1610
    2. 2. Defining IPA
    3. 3. IPA is a symbol system for the sounds used in speech and singingOfficial Definition
    4. 4. A Tour of the Mouth
    5. 5. A Tour of the MouthLips (labial, bilabial)top teeth (dentals)ridgy area, alveolar ridgehard surface - hard palatesmooth area - soft palate
    6. 6. MMM - NNN
    7. 7. MMM - NNN
    8. 8. Vowel Triangle
    9. 9. Vowel Triangle
    10. 10. Vowel Triangle
    11. 11. Vowel Triangle
    12. 12. Lips
    13. 13. EE [i] [u] oo [ə ]spread rounded uh neutral Lips
    14. 14. Jaw
    15. 15. Most Closed Middle Position Most OpenJaw
    16. 16. EE [i] [u] Most Closed [ɔ] Middle Position [a] Most Open Jaw
    17. 17. Tongue
    18. 18. forward back [i] [u] [ɔ] [a] Tongue
    19. 19. Tongue
    20. 20. Tongue
    21. 21. http://www.phonetics.ucla.edu/vowels/chapter11/ tongue.html Tongue
    22. 22. [i] Describe [i] vowel in terms of the 1. Lips 2. Jaw 3. Tongue
    23. 23. [i] Describe [i] vowel in terms of the 1. Lips-most spread 2. Jaw-most closed 3. Tongue-thicker in front and arched forward
    24. 24. [u]Describe [u] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-2. Jaw-3. Tongue-
    25. 25. [a]Describe [a] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-2. Jaw-3. Tongue-
    26. 26. [a]Describe [a] vowel in terms of the1. Lips-slightly rounded2. Jaw-most open3. Tongue-flat in mouth, arched backward slightly
    27. 27. [i] [u] [a]Exercise:1. Using these three vowel sounds, makesimple words using IPA.2. [b] [k] [d] [f] [ʃ] [ð]

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