Resonatory Properties in Professional Tenors Singing Above the Passaggio
2016 (English)In: Acta Acoustica united with Acustica, ISSN 1610-1928, E-ISSN 1861-9959, Vol. 102, no 2, 298-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Introduction: The question of formant tuning in male professional voices has been a matter of discussion for many years. Material and Methods: In this study four very successful Western classically trained tenors of different repertoire were analysed. They sang a scale on the vowel conditions /a,e,i,o,u/ from the pitch C4 (250 Hz) to A4 (440 Hz) in their stage voice avoiding a register shift to falsetto. Formant frequencies were calculated from inverse filtering of the audio signal and from two-dimensional MRI data. Results: Both estimations showed only for vowel conditions with low first formant (F1) a tuning F1 adjusted to the first harmonic. For other vowel conditions, however, no clear systematic formant tuning was observed. Conclusion: For most vowel conditions the data are not able to support the hypothesis of a systematic formant tuning for professional classically trained tenors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 102, no 2, 298-306 p.
Vocal-Tract Configurations, Formant Tuning Strategies, Falsetto Registers, Singers, Resonance, Frequencies, Phonation, Acoustics
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185368DOI: 10.3813/AAA.918945ISI: 000372478500010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84961564476OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185368DiVA: diva2:921248
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