The Acoustic Basis of Preferences for Infant-Directed Singing

  title={The Acoustic Basis of Preferences for Infant-Directed Singing},
  author={Laurel and Jason Trainor and Elissa and Dav Clark and Nene Anita and Leslie E. Huntley and Beth and Audrey Claire Adams},
Acoustic differences between infant-directed and noninfant-directed singing were examined in 6 playsong and 4 lullaby pairs of recordings from Trainor (1996). Each mother had been recorded singing a song of her choice to her infant and singing the same song in the absence of her infant. For both playsongs and lullabies the tempo was slower, there was relatively more energy at lower frequencies, inter-phrase pauses were lengthened, and the pitch and jitter factor were higher in the infant… CONTINUE READING

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