Characterisation of Voice Quality in Western Lyrical Singing: from Teachers’ Judgements to Acoustic Descriptions

Abstract

This pilot study aims at defining the notion of voice quality in Western lyrical singing and seeks significant and objective criteria to characterise it, from both cognitive and acoustic points of view. We have chosen an approach based on the semantic analysis of experts’ discourses, as we assume that the description of the acoustic signal itself cannot… (More)

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