German Diction for Singers 1 (VSAO1009)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit is designed to introduce the student to the basic rules of pronunciation in German lyric diction as represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The student will apply knowledge of the IPA to the pronunciation of all monophthongs, diphthongs and consonants in the German language. There will be an emphasis on the practice of drills, IPA transcriptions and performance of German songs in class. On completion of this unit students should be able to identify and pronounce all symbols in the IPA for German.

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Classes

2hr class/wk

Assessment

Continuous during semester (40%), oral and written exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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