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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Although prosody is a quality of speech rather than singing, it is of vital importance to anyone setting text to music. The rising and […]

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Rhetoric is, to most, an outdated field of study: one that smacks of the 19th century and other questionable historic fads, such as ethnographic […]

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The concept, from the Greek “semeion,” “distinctive mark, sign,” was adapted by Bulgarian linguist, psychoanalyst, and sometime feminist Julia Kristeva from “semiology,” Swiss linguist […]

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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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Singing Origins of Language

Singing was often considered in late-eighteenth-century discussions about the origins of language. Several scholars hypothesized that original languages had musical properties and linked the […]

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Singing Pedagogy

The systematic training of the vocal apparatus for the production of vocal sound that is aesthetically desirable within a particular singing tradition and/or musical […]

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This term refers to a variety of broken voice, high pressure, glottal (or other) singing techniques not typically used in Western bel canto singing. […]

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When a recorded audio signal is periodic and its period is within the range permitting audible pitch, it can be expanded into a Fourier […]

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Traditional Singing

Stylistic approaches to singing as codified by a cultural group or (imagined) folk community.

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