Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 06:52:55 -0600


Subject: Re: attitude & prescription

On Sat, 26 Feb 1994, Nancy C. Elliott wrote:

Also on the subject of prescriptivist vocal coaches and choir directors,

there are too many horror stories for me to tell, Tim Fraser!

Nancy, somebody should collect all those horror stories; it'd make a

great paper! By the way, when the baseball season starts and all of you

folks tune in the Cubbies on your superstation, listen to the people who

sing the Star Spangled /banr/ (or ban[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]) about the /land/ (not /laend/)

of the free, etc. Do vocal coaches still use the NBC HANDBOOK from 40

years ago? It's the way a lot of people in the movies used to talk before

WWII (Kate Hepburn still does). It's not Brit either, cause they say

/houm/ (almost /hum/) of the brave, not /hEum/. You can find old test

books from the 30s that teach this.

Tim Frazer