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Presentation 2013-12-14 15:25
Consideration on relation between singing skill and frequency characteristics of singing voice
Yuki Sakuma, Mizue Kayama, Kyoko Ikeda, Makoto Otani, Masami Hashimoto, Kazunori Itoh (Shinshu Univ.) EA2013-102
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(in English) The purpose of this study is to establish a teaching method of singing based on acoustic features of singing voice. In this paper, we focus on Singer's Formant ratio (SFR) and peak sharpness of the Singer's formant (Q-factor) as acoustic features of the singing voice. By analyzing the SFR and the Q-factor observed in pre- and post-tests which were performed to beginners before/after a medium-term singing training, we considered the transition of these values in their growth processes. Next, we compared the SFR and Q-factor values between several singing-voice production types by expert singers, namely, non-vibrato and vibrato. The results show that, for the experts' singing voice, relatively large values are observed both in the SFR and Q-factor, while the singing voice of beginners show a large value only in SFR or Q-factor, or small values both in SFR and Q-factor.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Singing voice / Vocal training / Acoustic features / Singer’s formant / Skill level / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 113, no. 349, EA2013-102, pp. 85-90, Dec. 2013.
Paper # EA2013-102 
Date of Issue 2013-12-06 (EA) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee EA  
Conference Date 2013-12-13 - 2013-12-14 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Satellite Plaza of Kanazawa University 
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Topics (in English) General topics 
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Conference Code 2013-12-EA 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Consideration on relation between singing skill and frequency characteristics of singing voice 
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Keyword(1) Singing voice  
Keyword(2) Vocal training  
Keyword(3) Acoustic features  
Keyword(4) Singer’s formant  
Keyword(5) Skill level  
1st Author's Name Yuki Sakuma  
1st Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Mizue Kayama  
2nd Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Kyoko Ikeda  
3rd Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
4th Author's Name Makoto Otani  
4th Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
5th Author's Name Masami Hashimoto  
5th Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
6th Author's Name Kazunori Itoh  
6th Author's Affiliation Shinshu University (Shinshu Univ.)
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Date Time 2013-12-14 15:25:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
Registration for EA 
Paper # EA2013-102 
Volume (vol) vol.113 
Number (no) no.349 
Page pp.85-90 
Date of Issue 2013-12-06 (EA) 

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