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

About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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