Acoustics: tuning of vocal tract resonance by sopranos Joliveau, E en_US Smith, John en_US Wolfe, Joseph en_US 2021-11-25T13:08:35Z 2021-11-25T13:08:35Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sopranos can sing at frequencies that are rather higher than the normal values for the lowest resonance of their vocal tract, but failure to use this resonance would reduce both their vocal power and homogeneity in timbre. We have directly measured the resonance frequencies of the vocal tract of sopranos during singing, and find that, towards the top of their range, they consistently increase the frequency of the lowest resonance to match that of their singing. This significantly increases the loudness and the uniformity of tone, albeit at the expense of comprehensibility. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1476-4687 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Female en_US
dc.subject.other Human en_US
dc.subject.other Mouth en_US
dc.subject.other Music en_US
dc.subject.other Phonetics en_US
dc.subject.other Speech Acoustics en_US
dc.subject.other Speech Intelligibility en_US
dc.subject.other Voice en_US
dc.title Acoustics: tuning of vocal tract resonance by sopranos en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 6970 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Nature en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 116-116 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 427 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Joliveau, E en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Smith, John, Physics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wolfe, Joseph, Physics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US School of Physics *
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