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Reliability of the term 'support' in singing
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Music Acoustics.
2005 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, Vol. 30, no 2, 51-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The usefulness of a term depends on the extent to which it means the same thing to different people. In this investigation we examine the term 'support', commonly used in vocal pedagogy. Singing lessons given by co-author SS to five students at varying stages were recorded on DAT. By listening to these recordings, she selected 42 examples, each a few seconds long, that she found representative of different degrees of support ranging from perfect to nil. These examples were presented in random order to nine experts, all with a professional involvement in singing. Thirteen of the stimuli occurred twice in the test. Intra- and inter-rater reliability were found to be high, Cronbach alpha= 0.910, and mean correlation 0.743 (SD 0.137). These data support the assumption that the term support has a similar meaning to voice experts and should thus be useful in voice terminology.

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2005. Vol. 30, no 2, 51-54 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51927DOI: 10.1080/14015430510006712ScopusID: 2-s2.0-26444539547OAI: diva2:465221
tmh_import_11_12_14. QC 20111216Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2011-12-16Bibliographically approved

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