Vocal tract resonances in singing: The soprano voice Joliveau, E en_US Smith, John en_US Wolfe, Joseph en_US 2021-11-25T13:08:37Z 2021-11-25T13:08:37Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract The vocal tract resonances of trained soprano singers were measured while they sang a range of vowels softly at different pitches. The measurements were made by broad band acoustic excitation at the mouth, which allowed the resonances of the tract to be measured simultaneously with and independently from the harmonics of the voice. At low pitch, when the lowest resonance frequency R1 exceeded f(0), the values of the first two resonances R I and R 2 varied little with frequency and had values consistent with normal speech. At higher pitches, however, when f(0) exceeded the value of R I observed at low pitch, R I increased with f(0) so that R I was approximately equal to f(0). R2 also increased over this high pitch range, probably as an incidental consequence of the tuning of R1. R3 increased slightly but systematically, across the whole pitch range measured. There was no evidence that any resonances are tuned close to harmonics of the pitch frequency except for R 1 at high pitch. The variations in R I and R 2 at high pitch mean that vowels move, converge, and overlap their positions on the vocal plane (R 2,R I) to an extent that implies loss of intelligibility. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0001-4966 en_US
dc.language English
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Vocal tract resonances in singing: The soprano voice en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of the Acoustical Society of America en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 2434-2439 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 116 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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