This week we’re exploring the art of diction and it’s impact on singing.
Sometimes the topic of diction is often overlooked in favor of stretching the vocal range or achieving the perfect tone. However, without effective articulation our audience can’t even understand what we’re singing about! This week we’d like to hear your approach to perfect pronunciation & what methods you use to achieve this.
So the question is: How important is diction/pronunciation to successful singing & what exercises and methods can we use to work on it.
Great Comments from last week:
Last week Craig asked: Do you think it’s possible to over-practice?
Freya Astrella wrote…
“Yes!! muscles get tired! practice silently or very quietly and save the big stuff. another point is, to ensure conscientious practice else its all a waste of time anyway”.
Luke Bernard commented…
“If you are healthy and rest well no, even aggressive sounds have healthy ways to do them. A baby screams all today and suffers no vocal loss. If we support our voices well and rest we can practice all we want”.
Trent Jacobs posted…
“I don’t think you can do too much Effective Practice, however most of the time when you talk about over-practicing it’s mindless and useless practice so you’re just stressing yourself physically. However, you should over-practice your stuff (practice correctly and mindfully). Basically, don’t practice so that you can play/sing it right; practice so that you CAN’T play/sing it wrong”!
Fantastic comments this week guys, looking forward to hearing from you all next week.
All the best, C x