On Exploring Vocal Ornamentation in Byzantine Chant.

OBJECTIVES A special vocal ornament in Byzantine chant (BC), the single cycle ornamentation structure (SCOS), is defined and compared with the vibrato with respect to its time (rate, extent) and spectral (slope [SS], relative speaker's formant [SPF] level, formant frequencies [Fi] and bandwidths [Bi], and noise-to-harmonics ratio [NHR]) characteristics… CONTINUE READING