Effects of a three-week vocal exercise program using the Finnish Kuukka exercises on the speaking voice of Norwegian broadcast journalism students.

@article{Bele2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a three-week vocal exercise program using the Finnish Kuukka exercises on the speaking voice of Norwegian broadcast journalism students.},
  author={Irene Velsvik Bele and Anne-Maria Laukkanen and Laura Sipil{\"a}},
  journal={Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={150-65}
}
Nine broadcast journalism students attended 10 hours in Kuukka vocal exercises, which aims at producing a ringing vocal quality. Nine control subjects received no training. A text was read at habitual loudness before and after the course. Five speech specialists evaluated the text samples for perceptual voice quality and analyzed mean fundamental frequency (F0), equivalent sound level (Leq), and long-term average spectrum (LTAS). For the Training Group, voice quality improved and correlated… CONTINUE READING
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