Vocals Only: Singing with Diphthongs

Diphthongs. It may be an unusual word, but without them, we wouldn’t be able to communicate. So what are Diphthongs and how do we singers ensure we’re using them correctly? Dr Dan has the answers to these questions, plus a couple of practical diphthong singing exercises in this short video.

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eye [aɪ̯] – as in the words ‘rise’ and ‘life
ay [eɪ̯] – heard in words like ‘day’ and ‘game’
oi [ɔɪ̯] – can be heard in ‘coin’ and ‘oyster’
out [aʊ̯] – as in the words ‘owl’ and ‘loud’
o [əʊ̯] – as in the words ‘low’ and ‘no’
ear [ɪə̯] – is heard in the words ‘dear’ ‘fierce’
air [ɛə̯] – is found in ‘lair’ and ‘careful’
oo-r [ʊə̯] – can be heard in ‘pure’ and ‘manure’

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Posted on September 22, 2016, in Singing, Singing Exercise, Singing Tips, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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