Freddie Mercury—acoustic analysis of speaking fundamental frequency, vibrato, and subharmonics

  title={Freddie Mercury—acoustic analysis of speaking fundamental frequency, vibrato, and subharmonics},
  author={C. T. Herbst and S. Herteg{\aa}rd and Daniel Zangger-Borch and P. Lindestad},
  journal={Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology},
  pages={29 - 38}
  • C. T. Herbst, S. Hertegård, +1 author P. Lindestad
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
  • Abstract Freddie Mercury was one of the twentieth century’s best-known singers of commercial contemporary music. This study presents an acoustical analysis of his voice production and singing style, based on perceptual and quantitative analysis of publicly available sound recordings. Analysis of six interviews revealed a median speaking fundamental frequency of 117.3 Hz, which is typically found for a baritone voice. Analysis of voice tracks isolated from full band recordings suggested that the… CONTINUE READING
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