Abstract

Objectives: We aimed to compare the acoustic parameters of voice between Madhya Saptak/Sthayi (MS) and Taar Saptak/Sthayi (TS) in trained Indian classical singers and between males and females. Participants and Method: Sixty-five adult trained Indian classical singers were instructed to produce MS and TS; the acoustic parameters were analyzed with the Multidimensional Voice Program. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis across tasks and gender. Two-way random-effects ANOVA was used to test the effect of gender and task. Results: Male participants had a restricted range of fundamental frequency (F0), especially at high pitches. The acoustic analysis showed a statistically significant difference for F0 measures, range of F0, jitter and pitch perturbation quotient between males and females during MS and TS. Conclusion: The use of TS, that is, high-pitch phonation, during the clinical evaluation of singers enables an understanding of their vocal behavior in the higher scales of singing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25-07-2015

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Singing
Acoustics
acoustics
singing
gender
descriptive statistics
Phonation
Analysis of Variance
evaluation
Acoustic Analysis
Singers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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Acoustic Analysis of Madhya and Taar Saptak/Sthayi in Indian Classical Singers. / Gunjawate, Dhanshree R.; Aithal, Venkataraja U.; Guddattu, Vasudeva; Bellur, Rajashekhar.

In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, Vol. 67, No. 1, 25.07.2015, p. 36-41.

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