Drawing by Bob Fink, (c)www.greenwych.ca 1997                       

 

 

   

 
 
journal of interdisciplinary music studies
fall 2007, volume 1, issue 2, art. #071204, pp. 62-91  
 
Characterisation of Voice Quality in Western Lyrical Singing:
from Teachers’ Judgements to Acoustic Descriptions
 
Batı Müziğindeki Lirik Şarkı İcrasında Ses Niteliğinin Tanımlanması:
Eğitmen Yargılarından Akustik Betimleyicilere
 
Maëva Garnier1, Nathalie Henrich2, Michèle Castellengo1, David Sotiropoulos1 , Danièle Dubois1
 
1LAM-IJLRA  (CNRS UMR 7604 , Université Paris VI, Ministère de la Culture)
2GIPSA-Lab (CNRS UMR5216 - INPG, Univ. Stendhal, Univ. Joseph Fourier)

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AUDIO SAMPLES:

Sound examples of the voices heard and described by the singing teacher in the first perceptual test, extracted from Henrich 2001            
(see Part "3 Semantic and Psycholinguistic Exploration of Voice Quality" pp.68):
-"normal" voice of the first singer                                   
(PerceptualTest-S1-normal.mp3)
-"normal" voice of the second singer                                   
(PerceptualTest-S2-normal.mp3)
-"normal" voice of the third singer                                   
(PerceptualTest-S3-normal.mp3)
-example of modified voice quality produced by the first singer       
(PerceptualTest-S1-modif.mp3)
-example of modified voice quality produced by the second singer 
(PerceptualTest-S2-modif.mp3)
-example of modified voice quality produced by the third singer     
(PerceptualTest-S3-modif.mp3)

Extracts of the database built for the acoustical exploration of voice quality (Sotiropoulos 2004) 
(see Part "4 Acoustic Exploration of Voice Quality" pp.74 )
-"normal" voice of of S1                                             
(AcousticCorpus-S1-normal.mp3)
-"anterior" voice of S1 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S1-anterior.mp3)
-"posterior" voice of S1 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S1-posterior.mp3)
-"very nasal" voice of S1 (as juged by himself)                       
(AcousticCorpus-S1-verynasal.mp3)

-"normal" voice of of S2                                             
(AcousticCorpus-S2-normal.mp3)
-"anterior" voice of S2 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S2-anterior.mp3)
-"posterior" voice of S2 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S2-posterior.mp3)
-"very nasal" voice of S2 (as juged by himself)                       
(AcousticCorpus-S2-verynasal.mp3)

-"normal" voice of of S3                                             
(AcousticCorpus-S3-normal.mp3)
-"anterior" voice of S3 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S3-anterior.mp3)
-"posterior" voice of S3 (as juged by himself)                          
(AcousticCorpus-S3-posterior.mp3)
-"very nasal" voice of S3 (as juged by himself)                       
(AcousticCorpus-S3-verynasal.mp3)
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

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