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Mesures acoustiques, jugements perceptifs et corrélats physiologiques du singing-formant chez les chanteurs et les chanteuses lyriques

Abstract : At the crossroads of speech and music, this research contributes to a description of the "singing-formant", not only in its acoustic aspects, but also in its physiological and perceptive aspects. From systematic spectral analysis of the phenomenon, the singing-formant is firstly redefined and described from an acoustic point of view, as a reinforcement of extra energy at around 2800 Hz in male subjects and up to 4000 Hz in female ones. What is the perceptive significance of such a phenomenon? Taking into account the voicing context of lyrical singing, we then attempt to show the impact of the singing-formant on the sounds perceived through perception tests. Finally, we attempt to explain its characteristics from a physiological point of view: vibratory phenomena initially favor the emergence of high-pitched harmonics, richer in the larynx spectra of those of our subjects who have the singing-formant. From a resonance point of view, from the analysis of the contours of middle sagittal slices of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the French vowels [a], [i] and [o] spoken and sung by a professional bass singer, the area functions and spectra of sounds given out have been elaborated, thanks to the vocal tract acoustic simulation software of S. Maeda. Hypotheses relating to the nature and position of articulators favorable to the production of the singing-formant can then be given out.
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Claire Pillot-Loiseau, Sophie Quattrocchi. Mesures acoustiques, jugements perceptifs et corrélats physiologiques du singing-formant chez les chanteurs et les chanteuses lyriques. Revue de Laryngologie Otologie Rhinologie, Revue de Laryngologie, 1996, 117 (4), pp.335-339. ⟨halshs-00609123⟩

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