Assessing vibrato quality of singing students

N. Amir, O. Amir, O. Michaeli

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Abstract

Many studies have been carried out on vibrato in the singing voice, though usually on singing of professional singers. In the present study we examine vibrato quality in sustained notes as sung by students, rather than professionals, in an attempt to find objective measures for assessing vibrato quality in singing students. A set of 78 notes was assessed subjectively by 5 experiences musicians. A set of acoustic measures was then extracted, and analyzed statistically to obtain two indicators: presence or absence of vibrato, and in the case of presence – an indication of vibrato quality. Discrimination between presence and absence of vibrato was 82% correct; the predictor of vibrato quality achieved a significant correlation coefficient of 0.7395 with the subjective judgments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, MAVEBA 2005
PublisherFirenze University Press
Pages201-203
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)8884533198, 9788884533197
StatePublished - 2005
Event4th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, MAVEBA 2005 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 29 Oct 200531 Oct 2005

Publication series

Name4th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, MAVEBA 2005

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, MAVEBA 2005
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period29/10/0531/10/05

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