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TitleLong-term average spectral characteristics of different Cantonese opera singing styles
 
AuthorsWong, Sai
黃璽
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractCantonese Opera is a valuable cultural heritage populates in China. Basic singing styles consist of zi hou, ping hou and da hou. However, objective parameters measuring voice qualities in Cantonese opera singing are lacking. The current study examined the sound quality associated with zi hou, ping hou and da hou singing styles in comparison to conversational voice by means of Long-Term Averaged Spectra (LTAS). Continuous singing and speech samples were obtained from professional Cantonese opera singers and na?ve speakers of Cantonese. All singing and speech samples were digitized at 44 kHz and 16 bits/ sample. Parameters including the first spectral peak (FSP), mean spectral energy (MSE), spectral tilt (ST) and high frequency energy (HFE) were derived from the LTAS contours by using Praat. Different singing styles exhibited different LTAS contours and were associated with significantly a higher ST value than conversational voice, implying a difference in resonance. Further investigation on the phonatory mechanism is indicated.
 
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. 26-29).
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.authorWong, Sai
 
dc.contributor.author黃璽
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:11Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:11Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractCantonese Opera is a valuable cultural heritage populates in China. Basic singing styles consist of zi hou, ping hou and da hou. However, objective parameters measuring voice qualities in Cantonese opera singing are lacking. The current study examined the sound quality associated with zi hou, ping hou and da hou singing styles in comparison to conversational voice by means of Long-Term Averaged Spectra (LTAS). Continuous singing and speech samples were obtained from professional Cantonese opera singers and na?ve speakers of Cantonese. All singing and speech samples were digitized at 44 kHz and 16 bits/ sample. Parameters including the first spectral peak (FSP), mean spectral energy (MSE), spectral tilt (ST) and high frequency energy (HFE) were derived from the LTAS contours by using Praat. Different singing styles exhibited different LTAS contours and were associated with significantly a higher ST value than conversational voice, implying a difference in resonance. Further investigation on the phonatory mechanism is indicated.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
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. 26-29).
 
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.hkulb4813230
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173728
 
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.titleLong-term average spectral characteristics of different Cantonese opera singing styles
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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