Fifth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2007)
This paper deals with objective analysis of
the singing voice, and aims at giving non-professional
singers both an aid to improve their voice capabilities
and a criterion to prevent a wrong vocal attitude
(head, neck, and body posture) that could even cause
A new standalone application with a user-friendly interface is proposed, for robust and reliable analysis of singing voice characteristics. The tool performs tracking of fundamental frequency and formants, along with an objective measure of main singing voice parameters, such as vibrato rate (V_rate), vibrato extent (V_ext), and vocal intonation (V_int). A sideview camera allows displaying and recording the singers posture.
Data are collected at the School of Music in Fiesole, Firenze, Italy, under the supervision of a voice teacher and a teacher of Alexander Technique (AT). First results are presented to compare some vocalizations coming both from professional and non-professional singers under different singers postures.
Index Terms. objective voice parameters estimation, singing voice, Alexander Technique
Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)
Bibliographic reference. Sangiorgi, T. / Mazzei, L. / Felici, F. / Lapi, S. / Testi, G. / Manfredi, Claudia / Bruscaglioni, Piero (2007): "Objective analysis of the singing voice as related to singer posture", In MAVEBA-2007, 231-234.