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Thank you for using the new resources on SingersBabel. Many of the learning tools on the site are brand new and can be found nowhere else. Here you'll find resources to help you learn the basic sounds of German and prepare the text for Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem

Text Preparation Tools 

Learn what each word of the text means and listen to native speakers read the text poetically or slowly and sustained. Whether you're a seasoned chorister or just starting out, you can use the tools in this section to learn, practice, and refine the text at your own pace. Select one of the works below to get started!


  Johannes Brahms   Ein deutsches Requiem


The main learning tools in this section are videos which combine the time-tested word-for-word translations and IPA transcriptions with spoken demonstrations by a native speaker who is an accomplished singer or diction coach. For each work or movement there are two videos. The first video displays and demonstrates the text read at a natural pace, which matches the IPA transcription but also demonstrates what can’t be captured by IPA: the melody of the language. The second video displays the same information but the text is spoken slowly, with each word clearly pronounced. Additionally, there is a PDF document containing the translation and IPA Guide, which can be printed and brought to rehearsal.


Additional Tool

Sound Sets-  Get the sounds of English, French and German into your ear by hearing over 1000 audio examples of native speakers. (Also a great way to learn those IPA symbols!)

Each language has a unique set of sounds. Many of the individual sounds are common among different languages but developing an ability to both recognize and accurately produce these sounds is an important step when singing in any language. The sounds listed are represented using IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and each sound is accompanied by two word examples. Both the sound and the word examples are demonstrated by native speakers.