Body / Physiology

Aging Voice

Our voice changes as we age. Although the most obvious voice changes occur in childhood and adolesence, there are a number of changes that […]

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Amusia

a neurological disorder that affects the ability to process music. Amusia can affect the perception of music (e.g., recognize a familiar melody) or the […]

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Bifurcation

A ventriloquial practice wherein the ventriloquist’s lips move one way and her tongue moves another way. The ventriloquist is thus able to produce the […]

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Consonant

Consonants are classified as fricatives (generated by moving air turbulently through some part of the vocal apparatus), unvoiced plosives (bursts of air resulting from opening a […]

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Embodied Voices

Vocal sound whose production by and relationship to one or more human bodies is made evident to a listener through acts of vocalization or […]

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Formant

To an electronic musician, a formant is a peak in an audio signals’s spectral envelope. Formants are specified by giving their peak frequency, peak […]

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Fundamental Frequency

If a recorded audio signal is nearly periodic (as is much voiced speech), it is said to have a fundamental frequency, sometimes denoted “f0″ […]

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Grain

A term used by Roland Barthes to describe the materiality of the embodied voice: “The ‘grain’ is the body of the voice as it […]

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Harmonic Singing

“Harmonic singing” refers to various style of singing or chanting in which individual harmonic components (overtones) are perceived by listeners, such as in certain […]

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Intervocality

Intervocality is a term that ethnomusicologist Steve Feld has used to signify “the inherently dialogic and embodied qualities of speaking and hearing. Intervocality underscores […]

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