|From:||Sam Drost <sdrost@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 13, 2003, 15:13|
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 22:00:23 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
>That's something I've always been interested in: how do opera singer learnto
>sing in languages they don't know. How did you learn to pronouncecorrectly the
>trilled r of Italian for instance? I've always been impressed that singers,
>when learning to sing a song phonetically, were often very good, even with
>sounds that don't exist in their native tongue.
Well, I would have answered this earlier, but I don't usually get on
the internet during the weekends. I see that many other people have
already answered your question, and I don't think I have much to add.
The way I've learned to sing Italian is by writing the pronunciations
phonetically above the words on the music. After doing that for a long
time, I eventually learned to read (most of) the words without needing the
phonetic spellings available.