Not just sound: Supplementing the voice range profile with the singer's ownperceptions of vocal challenges
2009 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, Vol. 34, no 1, 3-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A commercial phonetograph was complemented with a response button, such that presses resulted in marked regions in the voice range profile (VRP). This study reports the VRP data of 16 healthy female professionally trained singers (7 mezzosopranos and 9 sopranos). Subjects pressed the button to indicate sensations of vocal instability or reduced control during phonation. Each press thereby marked potential areas of difficulty. A method is presented to quantify the consistency of button use for repeated tasks. The pattern of button presses was significantly consistent within subjects. As expected, the singers pressed at the extremes of VRP contours as well as at register transitions. These results and the potential of the method for the assessment of vocal problems of singers are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 34, no 1, 3-10 p.
Evaluation tool, self-perception, singing voice, voice assessment, Voice Handicap Index, phonetogram, Voice Range Profile
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Performing Arts
Research subject Speech and Music Communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9950DOI: 10.1080/14015430802239759ISI: 000264138400002PubMedID: 18720214ScopusID: 2-s2.0-66549109595OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9950DiVA: diva2:160481
QC 201506232009-02-182009-02-132015-06-23Bibliographically approved