No ‘R’s…

January 19, 2008

no_r.jpgI always try to encourage my choirs to remove agressive ‘R’ sounds from their singing. Usually, the best way to accomplish this is to either replace the ‘R’ sound with an ‘uh’ for word endings, and to simply avoid the ‘R’ in other places.

After a few years of demonstrations and encouragement, I’ve finally found another way to get the point across…

Latin Pronunciation for Singers

January 12, 2008

After pondering GFC rehearsal the other night, I realized that my Latin pronunciation may be a bit rusty. To help me brush up, I decided to check into a pronunciation guide. As it turns out, the authoriative text (the Liber Usualis) is rather easily and often condensed. One of the users on ChoralNet placed this Latin pronunciation summary online; I’ll be using this as my guideline.