The Diction Police: By the BookTDP: By the Book
Our new webinar series of lyric diction courses!

Great for teachers seeking resources for their diction classes, an excellent refresher for professional singers and coaches, and a terrific introduction for beginners. Work through the rules and sounds of lyric diction in an interactive setting with people from all over the world, from the comfort of your own home!
Our first webinar series, on French Lyric Diction, will take place in June 2016. All classes will take place at 11am EDT.
  • June 8--   Episode 1-pure vowels
  • June 11-- Episode 2-mixed vowels, nasal vowels, and semi-vowels (glides)
  • June 15-- Episode 3-consonants and liaison 
  • June 18-- Episode 4-"gourmet diction"--word/phrase stress, vocalic harmonization, French style
Come join us on Google+ Hangouts, or click the links above to watch the latest episodes on YouTube!

The Diction Police Podcast

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The Diction Police: Special Diction Unit

What's available:

  • Video Tutorials on songs and arias, including Diction Police-style interviews with leading diction experts
  • IPA transcriptions with word-for-word and poetic translations of texts from Art Song, opera and oratorio
  • Translations into English, French and German
  • Free Diction Tips
  • Skype coachings

There are several ways to buy our products:

  • 6-month Subscription available here
  • PDF alone for $3.50
    • each PDF download comes with the choice of one translation language; other translations are available at an additional cost of $0.50
    • each PDF may be downloaded one time within 60 days of purchase.
  • Video alone for $5.00 
    • videos are available for streaming for 60 days after purchase
  • PDF + Video for $6.00
  • for Skype Coachings, please contact us at info@dictionpolice.com
5 or more products (in any assortment) in your shopping cart will earn a 10% rebate at checkout. All links and downloads will be available for 60 days from date of purchase. All prices listed are in USD.


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