Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vowels: darkening and lightening in singing

"Often the | i | (ee) vowel, for example, is shallow and piercing. Generally more room in the mouth is needed to give the vowel a deeper sound. In addition, the choir may be instructed to shape more for | u | (oo) and sing | i | (ee). Do not shape quite enough toward | u | (oo) to make the German umlauted | u | sound, however."

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