Investigating prosody in music and speech

Yundu Wang, Elinor Payne


We investigated the speech and musical performances of six classical pianists, of native Mandarin Chinese and English language backgrounds, comparing the prosodic properties in their speech with temporal expressivity in their piano performances. We expected intra-language consistency. Results, while mixed, suggest both intra-language and intra-speaker consistency, which implies that individual, expressive (performative) ability affects both speech and music.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-111

Cite as: Wang, Y., Payne, E. (2018) Investigating prosody in music and speech. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 547-551, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-111.


@inproceedings{Wang2018,
  author={Yundu Wang and Elinor Payne},
  title={Investigating prosody in music and speech},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={547--551},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-111},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-111}
}