Formant frequencies in Estonian folk singing.

  title={Formant frequencies in Estonian folk singing.},
  author={Jaan Ross},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={91 6},
  • Jaan Ross
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  • Physics, Medicine
  • Formant frequencies in an old Estonian folk song performed by two female voices were estimated for two back vowels /a/ and /u/, and for two front vowels /e/ and /i/. Comparison of these estimates with formant frequencies in spoken Estonian vowels indicates a trend of the vowels to be clustered into two sets of front and back ones in the F1/F2 plane. Similar clustering has previously been shown to occur in opera and choir singing, especially with increasing fundamental frequency. The clustering… CONTINUE READING

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