Do singers modulate their harmonics differentially during phonation and singing?

Radish, Kumar Balasubramanium and Ayshath, Shahana and Shurooq, Abdul Majeed and Bhat, Jayashree S. (2015) Do singers modulate their harmonics differentially during phonation and singing? Otolaryngology Online Journal, 5 (3). ISSN 2250-0359

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Abstract

Objective: Singing has been used as a method to enhance the voice in singers. Singers have increased pitch range, high frequency in their voices when compared to untrained voice. Of late, the cepstral measures are gaining atten-tion in the voice analysis as it is reported to be a strong predictor of vocal impairments. These measures signify the degree of har-monic organization in the voices. It was interesting to investigate cepstral charac-teristics of voice during phonation and singing. The aim of this present study was to compare the cepstral peak prominence of singers during phonation and singing. Method: 10 individuals who were trained in classical car-natic music participated in the study, they all were females. Speech tool uses Hillenbrand al-gorithm for the calculation of cepstral measures. CPP and CPPS were calculated ac-cording to the hillenbrands algorithm. Mean and standard deviation for all the cepstral measures were calculated. Results: Results revealed no significant difference during phonation and singing, though there was an increased mean score for all the cepstral measure during singing. Conclusion: Further studies are warranted to investigate the same using larger sample size.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 06:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2016 10:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143511

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