This section contains the lyrics to the songs in Metodo praticossa with background information. The Italian alphabet and instructions on pronunciation help you to understand the principles of phonetic transcript and pronunciation. Those interested can learn about the original context of Metastasio's poems. For teachers, instructions on how to rehearse the lyrics are included.

Each exercise has the original Italian lyrics in red, the phonetic transcript in green above, and a word-for-word translation into English in blue below. To make it easier for the reader to understand the poems, complete translations are included at the end.