A preliminary investigation into the association between body movement patterns and dynamic variation in western contemporary popular singing

  title={A preliminary investigation into the association between body movement patterns and dynamic variation in western contemporary popular singing},
  author={Gemma Turner and Dianna T. Kenny},
  journal={Musicae Scientiae},
  pages={143 - 164}
Abstract This study assessed the presence of body movements that may be common to all western contemporary popular (WCP) singers that may be integral to both the physical production of the sung sound and to acoustic output, in this case sound pressure level variation. Since torso movement appears to be closely linked with dynamic variation in this style of singing, the study focused on the activity of the torso. 3-D video footage of the body movements of six professional WCP singers singing the… 

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