Analysis of Voice in Yakshagana Singers

Devdas, Usha and Rajashekar, B and Aithal, Venkataraja U (2009) Analysis of Voice in Yakshagana Singers. Journal of All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (JAIISH), 28. pp. 59-64.

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Yakshagana (street play ) is a performing art of Karnataka in Which different channels of communication like dance , music , costume are utilized. Yakshagana songs are sung by a member of the troupe known as Bhagavata. Using a standard comparison study design , the parameters viz. fundamental frequency[F0], speaking fundamental frequency [SFF], jitter percent [JITT], shimmer dB[SH dB], noise to harmonic ratio[NHRJ], maximum phonation duration [MPD], and S/Z ratio of Bhagavata's voice were compared with age matched nonsingers. Results of the study revealed, significantly higher fundamentals frequency and reduced MPD in Bhagavatas as compared to their non-singing counterparts. Laryngeal evaluation (rigid telescopy) in Bhagavatas revealed sings of vocal abuse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yakshagana , Bhagavatas, Rigid telescopy, Acoustic evaluation
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2012 06:21
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 06:21

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