Rapid pitch correction in choir singers
2009 (English)In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966, E-ISSN 1520-8524, Vol. 126, no 1, 407-413 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Highly and moderately skilled choral singers listened to a perfect fifth reference, with the instruction to complement the fifth such that a major triad resulted. The fifth was suddenly and unexpectedly shifted in pitch, and the singers' task was to shift the fundamental frequency of the sung tone accordingly. The F0 curves during the transitions often showed two phases, an initial quick and large change followed by a slower and smaller change, apparently intended to fine-tune voice F0 to complement the fifth. Anesthetizing the vocal folds of moderately skilled singers tended to delay the reaction. The means of the response times varied in the range 197- 259 ms depending on direction and size of the pitch shifts, as well as on skill and anesthetization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 126, no 1, 407-413 p.
music, musical acoustics, shifted auditory-feedback, voice f-0 responses, reflex, larynx, tone
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18612DOI: 10.1121/1.3147508ISI: 000268065100051ScopusID: 2-s2.0-68149141096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18612DiVA: diva2:336659
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