Acoustic Analysis of Madhya and Taar Saptak/Sthayi in Indian Classical Singers

Gunjawate, Dhanshree R and Aithal, Venkataraja U and Guddattu, Vasudeva and Rajashekhar, B (2015) Acoustic Analysis of Madhya and Taar Saptak/Sthayi in Indian Classical Singers. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 67. pp. 36-41.

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Objectives: We aimed to compare the acoustic parameters of voice between Madhya Saptak/Sthayi (MS) and Taar Saptak/Sthayi (TS) in trained Indian classical singers and between males and females. Participants and Method: Sixtyfive adult trained Indian classical singers were instructed to produce MS and TS; the acoustic parameters were analyzed with the Multidimensional Voice Program. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis across tasks and gender. Two-way random-effects ANOVA was used to test the effect of gender and task. Results: Male participants had a restricted range of fundamental frequency (F0), especially at high pitches. The acoustic analysis showed a statistically significant difference for F0 measures, range of F0, jitter and pitch perturbation quotient between males and females during MS and TS.Conclusion: The use of TS, that is, high-pitch phonation, during the clinical evaluation of singers enables an understanding of their vocal behavior in the higher scales of singing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taar Saptak; Voice evaluation; Acoustic analysis; Indian classical singers
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 07:10
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 07:10

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