Archive | November 2014

Unvoiced D sounds

My sophomore M tends to make all of her initial, interior, and final /d/ sounds into a /t/ instead.

She’s not aware of it until I call her out.

So these words, sung in middle register on a4, and in this order, seemed to help her start to feel and hear the difference, and change her muscle memory:

  • tear
  • deer
  • deep
  • deed
  • teed

Six by Sondheim

A magnificent documentary!

Male duets

For some time, I’ve been collecting lists of male duets in musical theatre.

Herewith, in no particular order, a list:

  • Pretty Women, Sweeney Todd
  • We can do it, The Producers
  • Lily’s Eyes, The Secret Garden
  • You rule my word, Full Monty
  • Agony, Into the Woods
  • Alone in the universe, Suessical
  • Dirty Rotten Number, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Confrontation, Les Miserables
  • All for the best, Godspell
  • That guy, Blood Brothers
  • The river won’t flow, Songs for a New World
  • Guys and dolls, Guys and Dolls
  • To Life!, Fiddler on the Roof
  • No contest, Chess
  • Vegas, by Kerrigan-Loudermilk
  • You’re Nothing Without Me, City of Angels
  • Brush up your Shakespeare, Kiss Me Kate
  • The Proposal/The night was alive, Titanic
  • The beauty that drives men mad, Sugar
  • The Riddle Song, Floyd Collins
  • Pitiful penniless bums, Sugar
  • It would have been wonderful, A Little Night Music
  • Worlds Apart, Big River
  • Song on the Sand, La Cage aux Folles
  • Little boy, be a man, Catch Me If You Can
  • A powerful thing, Steel Pier