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How should you pronounce the word music while singing? (Read 2795 times)

Offline Bob

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How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:53:52 AM »
Is there a correct or a typically incorrect way of pronouncing it?
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 04:17:17 AM »
While in doubt say Musica.
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 04:28:07 AM »
Is it moosic?  Mewsic?  Like a cat meow? Or is that wrong? I thought pure vowels were the goal.
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 05:22:19 AM »
Oh, well for what I have heard back in school it is Mew-zic. Like a cat indeed.
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
Hm.  Is there a standard way for handling dipthongs?  Fast Me- so you get to the too faster and hold that sound out?   It can't be meeeee-oooo-sic, right?  The mew part should be kind of like a grace note, crushed on the beat, right?
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 03:21:33 PM »
Get the book, "a singers manual of English diction" and stop guessing one letter at a time...
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Re: How should you pronounce the word music while singing?
«Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 02:24:26 AM »
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