• Meribeth A. Bunch


Singing is a unique way of communicating the ideas and emotions of writers and poets. The performer who cannot articulate the words of a song so that they are understood has defeated the whole purpose of his art (unless he is singing one of the rare songs without words). The specific way of articulating sounds varies from language to language. Therefore a careful study of all the languages to be sung is important, especially since no one cares to hear his own language pronounced poorly, even by foreigners. In addition, since movements of articulatory structures like the tongue, lower jaw, soft palate and lips directly influence the shape of the resonator, faulty diction and inefficient articulation inevitably impoverish tonal quality.


Soft Palate Hyoid Bone Intrinsic Muscle Vowel Sound Medial Pterygoid 


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  • Meribeth A. Bunch
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