A recorded signal is a stream of numbers called samples.  Each such sample denotes an instantaneous amplitude, theoretically corresponding to the air pressure (or sometimes velocity […]

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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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Bel canto singing

Bel canto singing refers to the classical (Italian) operatic singing tradition where an emphasis is placed on bringing sung pitch and the resonance of […]

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Community choir singing

Community choir can be defined as a choir that draws its membership from a community at large and is inclusive. In the US, choir […]

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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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The distinction between utterance and enunciation in a range of contemporary theories of communication derives from linguistics and refers to the two angles one […]

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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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A periodic audio signal can be represented as a sum of harmonically tuned sinusoids called harmonics.  Their frequencies are multiples of the signal’s fundamental frequency, and […]

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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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A concept that blurs the divisions between the live and mediated. In dialogue with Peggy Phelan’s argument that the “ontology of performance” lies in […]

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