Poster or Presentation Title

The Effects of the International Phonetic Alphabet in Singing

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

English

Abstract

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a true phonetic alphabet in which one symbol stands for one sound. The IPA was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a representation of all the sounds of all spoken languages. It is used by many professionals in the modern-day world, including foreign language teachers and students, linguists, speech language pathologists, translators, and even singers. In professional singing, the IPA is important for performers to learn foreign languages, to correctly utilize diction in a piece of music, and to improve tone quality and tuning in both individual and group vocal performances. All of these steps lead to improved pronunciation and clarity in vocal performances. The IPA has proven beneficial for vocal preparation and performance of music since its adoption in the nineteenth century.

Faculty Mentor

Layne, Leslie

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The Effects of the International Phonetic Alphabet in Singing

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a true phonetic alphabet in which one symbol stands for one sound. The IPA was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a representation of all the sounds of all spoken languages. It is used by many professionals in the modern-day world, including foreign language teachers and students, linguists, speech language pathologists, translators, and even singers. In professional singing, the IPA is important for performers to learn foreign languages, to correctly utilize diction in a piece of music, and to improve tone quality and tuning in both individual and group vocal performances. All of these steps lead to improved pronunciation and clarity in vocal performances. The IPA has proven beneficial for vocal preparation and performance of music since its adoption in the nineteenth century.