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Name: Special Diction Problems
ID: m20327
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module represents a discussion of the flow of syllables and the pronunciation of them in choral singing. Special attention is given to the unstressed syllable in English. It is too often given as much stress as other syllables and mispronounced, which projects a stilted, unmusical projection of the language of a the piece of music.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: choral, diction, music, problems, schwa, special, syllables, techniques, unstressed
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Gordon Lamb (
Copyright Holders: Gordon Lamb (
Maintainers: Gordon Lamb (, Jennifer Thornhill (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Nov 25, 2008 10:46 am -0600
Last revision to module: Mar 13, 2009 9:30 am -0500


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Version: 1.1 Mar 13, 2009 9:30 am -0500 by Jennifer Thornhill
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