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Professional male singers ’ formant tuning strategies for the vowel /a/
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Music Acoustics.
2011 (English)In: Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, ISSN 1651-2022, Vol. 36, no 4, 156-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Certain spectrum characteristics have been identified as important for register equalization around the male passaggio, an effect ascribed to formant tuning although descriptions of formant tuning diverge. Eight professional singers sang scales including their passaggio range on different vowels, applying two formant tuning strategies as found in (1) classical and (2) non-classical singing. Formant frequencies were measured using inverse filtering. Results revealed differences between the two strategies. For the classical formant tuning, systematic changes of formant frequencies with pitch were observed. For the highest note sung on /a/, F1 was below the second partial and F2 in the vicinity of the third. Similar spectrum characteristics were achieved by different F1 and F2 values between singers.

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2011. Vol. 36, no 4, 156-167 p.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52247DOI: 10.3109/14015439.2011.587448ISI: 000297354200004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82255192980OAI: diva2:465543
tmh_import_11_12_14. QC 20111220Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2011-12-28Bibliographically approved

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