Body / Physiology

Perceived Benefits of Choral Singing

A growing body of literature suggests that participation in a choir may have physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits. That is, adults who participate in […]

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Pitch

Pitch is a perceptual quality that, in speech, usually corresponds to fundamental frequency (although unvoiced sounds such as wheezes and some whistles can have […]

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Polyvocal

Produced or delivered by many voices. And these voices do not have to come from separate sources, or be acknowledged as coming from separate […]

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Power

Power is a physical measure of an audio signal, proportional to the square of its amplitude.  One can also specify or measure a physical sound’s […]

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Presence (liveness)/ Absence (deadness)

As an object of study in the humanities, is frequently discussed as existing (confusingly) in between and across the famous, ‘Deconstructionist era,’ dichotomies of […]

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Resonance

Resonance, as an acoustical phenomenon, describes the ability of a physical enclosure to amplify incident sounds at particular resonant frequencies.  The vocal tract has […]

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Singing Network of the Brain

There is more than two decades of research about the neurobiological underpinnings of human singing behavior. Singing engages both the vocal motor and sensory […]

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Synchrony, Asynchrony

The correspondence of sound and image, voice and body, spoken words and moving lips, such that the audible appears to come from the visible. […]

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Synthesis

Synthesis is the artificial production of sound. An expansive definition would include all sound-making that does not come from nature or from the human […]

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Technique/ Technology

Technique is common word amongst artists to refer to an individual’s training in and competency with the aesthetic conventions of an art form. A […]

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