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TitleVocal tract dimensional characteristics of professional singers with different types of singing voices
 
AuthorsTo, Tsz-hin
陶芷軒
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractThis study aimed to investigate the relationship between different types of singing voice in each gender, and the vocal tract dimensions, the length and volume, and the formant frequencies of vowels. Twenty-five sopranos, 11 mezzo-sopranos, 17 tenors, and 12 baritones were included in the study. The participants’ vocal tract dimensions were measured by acoustic reflection technique (ART). They were also asked to speak vowels and sing the song, Happy Birthday”. The first three formant frequencies of four recorded vowels were obtained by Praat software and used to correlate with the vocal tract findings. The results showed that baritones had larger oral volume and total vocal tract volume than tenors significantly. Besides, sopranos had generally higher formant frequencies than mezzo-sopranos. The findings of current study provided insights on the objective method in singing voice classification.
 
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-23).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectVoice -- Physiological aspects.
Singing -- Physiological aspects.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorTo, Tsz-hin
 
dc.contributor.author陶芷軒
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:10Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:10Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to investigate the relationship between different types of singing voice in each gender, and the vocal tract dimensions, the length and volume, and the formant frequencies of vowels. Twenty-five sopranos, 11 mezzo-sopranos, 17 tenors, and 12 baritones were included in the study. The participants’ vocal tract dimensions were measured by acoustic reflection technique (ART). They were also asked to speak vowels and sing the song, Happy Birthday”. The first three formant frequencies of four recorded vowels were obtained by Praat software and used to correlate with the vocal tract findings. The results showed that baritones had larger oral volume and total vocal tract volume than tenors significantly. Besides, sopranos had generally higher formant frequencies than mezzo-sopranos. The findings of current study provided insights on the objective method in singing voice classification.
 
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dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 21-23).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813210
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173725
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshVoice -- Physiological aspects.
 
dc.subject.lcshSinging -- Physiological aspects.
 
dc.titleVocal tract dimensional characteristics of professional singers with different types of singing voices
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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