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Accent Reduction and Singing: Rumour Has It Adele has lost her Accent!

# accent reduction # English speaking strategies #accent imitation #accent modification #Adele #english pronunciation #improve English pronunciation #speech clarity

  I was reading recently in England’s Daily Mirror newspaper that the American public has been having a lot problems understanding Adele’s strong London accent when she speaks and are needing subtitles. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/adeles-london-accent-leaves-american-7490843). If, however, you listen to any of Adele’s songs her accent is undetectable and you can completely understand her lyrics. The same goes for pretty much every other singer. We often hear questions about singing and accent reduction at Change Your Accent. There are two main reasons why accents disappear when people sing. Firstly, when singing you follow the melody of the song and not the intonation...

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