What is the Melofonetica Method®?The Melofonetica Method® is the first research-based method for improving sung Italian, based on the phonetics of the sung language. It is fast gaining recognition for its clear and practical approach to helping singers to achieve better diction and expression in Italian repertoire. The method is the result of Dr. Matteo Dalle Fratte’s extensive research and work with singers of all levels, from students to professionals, on young artist programmes and at renowned UK conservatoires – including the Guildhall School of Music and the National Opera Studio, London.
Key benefits of the method:
• Provides a structured, easy-to-follow approach, guiding singers to achieve correct Italian diction while maximising expression • Helps singers to use the text to strengthen their breath support and improve projection for a performance space • Adds clarity and energy to each line, increasing audience comprehension and enjoyment • Supports the reading and interpretation of Italian scores with a new system of melophonetic transcription and notation • Preserves the innate sounds and rhythm of the language that was created to be recited, and inspired the music of the great operatic composers
|Melos in Greek means melody, and phonetics is the study of the sounds and signs of language. While phonetics applies to spoken language, ‘melophonetics’ or ‘melofonetica’ in Italian, is a new term – and discipline – created by our research, which focuses on the correct articulation of sounds, diction and expression in sung language.
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The Melofonetica Method®: the first melophonetic guide to sung Italian
A practical approach for singers, coaches and other music professionals seeking to achieve correct and expressive sung Italian.