Allan Vurma

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Fifteen professional singers sang simple vocal exercises at different pitches. The sung excerpts were recorded, and seven modified versions were created from each recording. The modifications were then played to the participant and (s)he had to assess the similarity of these stimuli to the perception of his/her own voice during the act of singing.(More)
Singing teachers sometimes characterize voice quality in terms of 'forward' and 'backward placement'. In view of traditional knowledge about voice production, it is hard to explain any possible acoustic or articulatory differences between the voices so 'placed'. We have synthesized a number of three-tone melodic excerpts performed by the singing voice.(More)
The paradigm of Signal Detection Theory (SDT) was used to analyze the ability of professional pianists (N = 16) and string players (N = 15) to discriminate small F0 differences between consecutive musical tones, presented in pairs, with identical and with different (bright and dull) timbres. The sensitivity (d') and response bias (c) were heavily dependent(More)
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