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Thread #146504   Message #3400329
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
05-Sep-12 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: How to learn a song in another language?
Subject: RE: How to learn a song in another language?
There are two ways to learn - one method is through imitation, ie listening to a recording over and over and over until it sticks in your head. I have memories of this from the school choir having to sing in
German and Latin.

To learn from text/sheet music etc it is a big help to learn the alphabet of the language - ie difference in pronunciation. - phrasebooks often provide an English equivalent to how words are pronounced, but that is only an approximation, so it is worth the effort to learn the proper pronunciation.