Dissimilarity and the classification of male singing voices.

  title={Dissimilarity and the classification of male singing voices.},
  author={Molly L. Erickson},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  volume={22 3},
  • M. Erickson
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation
Traditionally, timbre has been defined as that perceptual attribute that differentiates two sounds when pitch and loudness are equal, and thus is a measure of dissimilarity. By such a definition, each voice possesses a set of timbres, and the ability to identify any voice or voice category across different pitch-loudness-vowel combinations must be due to an ability to "link" these timbres by abstracting the "timbre transformation," the manner in which timbre subtly changes across pitch and… Expand
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