stew503 Posted April 12, 2012 Share Posted April 12, 2012 I'm trying to work out if this is a anomaly in the system or not (So I'd thought i would throw it out there), thought needed (and responses from forum members for me to mull). On a first note - am thoroughly enjoying the Appogio thread. One thing though from that is whilst people are discussing how's, who's, theories, science ... Having a section on there on the, 'what this actually means for the layman / teacher and student would be beneficial (i.e. how to adopt all the posts into a "how"). ... The reason I say this - is that many years ago, (for me) ... one person (was a festival adjudicator) was discussing on how Breath Management / control / support / posture works in a way that changed my viewpoint (They were talking about phrasing - I have posted previously on it). Since that time, one comment I do get (well not me personally - more students), is "great breath control". It's the first thing written on one sheet from the recent festival done a few weeks ago. However, on to my post of the day. We talk vowels lots, we like vowels, we do all sorts with vowels ... However ... at what point do we add (and teach) as well as phrase those Consonants. One piece in the festival was a theatre song of which said student sang (Girl) ... from a vowel perspective, superbly. From a Vowel perspective 90%+ was great (even I was impressed), the thirds, fifths, octave leaps (B3-B4) all fantastic. From a Vowel perspective, it was either a 1st or 2nd place. ... However ... ,(adjudicator comments), "Diction would be helped by clearer consonants, especially at ends of words". So ... How do others go about teaching consonants, in reference to diction, or do you keep diction seperate to the usual singing exercises and cover diction (tongue twister stuff - i.e. stuff covered within the theatre circles) elsewhere? (or did Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?). Thanks, Stewart (p.s. in this one - we got a contested 3rd - should have been a 2nd (but that's one for another post)) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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