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Re: Greetings

From:Sam Drost <sdrost@...>
Date:Monday, January 13, 2003, 15:13
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 22:00:23 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:

> >That's something I've always been interested in: how do opera singer learn
>sing in languages they don't know. How did you learn to pronounce
correctly 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.