Investigation of four distinct glottal configurations in classical singing-A pilot study
2009 (English)In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966, E-ISSN 1520-8524, Vol. 125, no 3, EL104-EL109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study investigates four qualities of singing voice in a classically trained baritone: "naive falsetto," "countertenor falsetto," "lyrical chest" and "full chest." Laryngeal configuration and vocal fold behavior in these qualities were studied using laryngeal videostroboscopy, videokymography, electroglottography, and sound spectrography. The data suggest that the four voice qualities were produced by independently manipulating mainly two laryngeal parameters: (1) the adduction of the arytenoid cartilages and (2) the thickening of the vocal folds. An independent control of the posterior adductory muscles versus the vocalis muscle is considered to be the physiological basis for achieving these singing voice qualities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 125, no 3, EL104-EL109 p.
music, physiology, speech, videokymography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18227DOI: 10.1121/1.3057860ISI: 000263911800004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-62249190429OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18227DiVA: diva2:336273
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