The French u has no equivalent in English. If you’ve studied German, it is, though, similar to the German ü. An easy way to pronounce a decent u is to close you lips as if you were pronouncing a very tight o (as in Figaro) while saying -ee. Use your lips. No lips, no u .
Did you know that before studying composition with Messiaen in Paris, Murail got degrees in classical Arabic and Maghrib Arabic as well as a Bachelor’s degree in economic science and a degree from the Paris Institute of Political Studies?
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