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Toward a more informative voice range profile: the role of laryngeal vibratory mechanisms on vowels dynamic range.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22652294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The impact that vowels have on the variation across voice range profiles (VRPs) is studied along with three factors: fundamental frequency, singer's gender, and laryngeal vibratory mechanism used to sing.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: VRPs of 21 advanced singers were established by recording, in separate takes, vocal productions using laryngeal vibratory mechanisms M1 and M2 for /a/, /i/, and /o/. Recordings were focused on the range C3-C5, where most singers can sing in either M1 or M2. It allows to compare the singer's dynamics in M1 versus M2 while holding other variables constant.
RESULTS: The vowel has an influence on the upper limit of singers' VRPs when they use M1 but not when they use M2, independently of the singer's gender and the fundamental frequency.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The laryngeal vibratory mechanisms allow one to explain the nonconsensual results observed in the literature about the influence of vowels on the VRP. A simulation shows that the different influence of vowels on the VRP partially results from the different open quotient values that can be observed in M1 and in M2.
Sylvain Lamesch; Boris Doval; Michèle Castellengo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-05-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1873-4588     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  2013-02-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  672.e9-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 The Voice Foundation. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Institut d'Alembert-Equipe LAM (Lutheries Acoustique Musique), UPMC Univ. Paris 6, CNRS, Minis. of Culture, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Larynx / physiology*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Voice Quality*
Young Adult

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