Thanks to student Joanne, who asked for online help in learning IPA, or the International Phonetics Alphabet– a crucial tool in being able to accurately (and therefore confidently!) pronounce text in any language for singing or otherwise. I highly recommend that you check out the following links–know that any time invested in learning this skill will pay off in a big way!
This is a video from Peter Ladefoged’s “A Course in Phonetics”
Here’s the link to the same author’s lessons and exercises for learning IPA:
If you’d like to buy the whole course on CD-Rom, here’s a link for that: