intonation intonation  /ɪn tə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) rise and fall of the voice pitch
  2. (n) singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
  3. (n) the act of singing in a monotonous tone
  4. (n) the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In a band room, 21 members of the jazz ensemble are rehearsing Soul Bossa Nova with plenty of heart and impressive intonation, in preparation for a concert downtown.
  2. In a band room, 21 members of the jazz ensemble are rehearsing Soul Bossa Nova with plenty of heart and impressive intonation, in preparation for a concert downtown.
  3. It's like learning Shakespeare; every single word needs the right intonation.

News

  1. Jackie Ryan Sings At Windsor Jazz Jam

    Jimmy Greene, Marion Meadows, Yellowjackets Perform In a world well-stocked with talented female jazz singers, Jackie Ryan stands out as one of the best and the brightest. She's blessed with gorgeous pipes, expressive range, fluid, horn-like phrasing, flawless intonation, clearly articulated diction, musical intelligence, discerning taste, a resilient sense of swing and, best of all, a deep ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

  2. Violin Ensemble - Fall

    (Ages 12-18) Created for violinists in private lessons who want to play with other violinists, this ensemble focuses on reading, blending with others in tone and intonation, technique, and chamber music skill development in a fun group setting. This class is ideal for students who have few ensemble opportunities outside of lessons, or want additional coaching outside of orchestra. For more ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Violin Ensemble - Spring

    (Ages 12-18) Created for violinists in private lessons who want to play with other violinists, this ensemble focuses on reading, blending with others in tone and intonation, technique, and chamber music skill development in a fun group setting. This class is ideal for students who have few ensemble opportunities outside of lessons, or want additional coaching outside of orchestra. For more ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "The bulk of the vocals, the expressive vocals, are really sounds that are more like a toddler makes ...... kind of the universal language of intonation," Burtt said in an interview aired on AP Radio.
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Ben Burtt Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The intonation is fantastic," Mitchell said grinning, a chunky gold necklace around her neck gleaming. "This is a pretty slack tuning - it's pretty good, thank you."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Joni Mitchell Source: Canada.com

  3. "Blessed with great intonation, a true sense of rhythm, and the stage presence of a seasoned veteran, Williams always delivers, and delivers well," Terence M. Love said. "Having witnessed 13 years of great jazz vocalists on the stage of...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Terence Source: Jazz-Quad

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