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Investigating The Voice
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The voice follows the rules of physics… The pitch of a vocal sound is affected by the air pressure in the lungs, length and tension of vocal folds Vocal folds act like a “free reed”: the production of sound does not depend on feedback from an air column to determine the pitch Consider the analogy of air coming out of the stretched neck of a rubber balloon
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Vibrato As found in Western art music (operatic style): undulation of the frequency and amplitude of partials Thought to be achieved with both laryngeal muscles and air flow Typical rate is 5-7 Hz.
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Vocal Registers The voice does not “overblow” to sing in a higher register “falsetto” is higher and lighter Falsetto involves a different shape to vocal folds; perhaps not completely closing Countertenor : male singer specializing in falsetto register
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Action of vocal folds Let’s take a look and see….
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