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Timbral influences on vocal pitch-matching accuracy.
Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2008; 33(2):74-82.LP

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate how vocal fundamental frequency control was influenced by the timbre of target auditory stimuli. Nineteen female participants were asked to vocally reproduce the pitch of target tones, which consisted of female, male, violin, and clarinet timbres at three different fundamental frequencies. Results revealed that the participants were significantly more accurate at matching the pitch of female target tones compared to the instrumental timbres. This was interpreted as being due to an effect of spectral similarity of the female timbre to that of the female participants. The results of this study support the hypothesis of a perceptual integrality between timbre and pitch, and that stimulus timbre can influence the accuracy of vocal reproduction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22840, USA. wattscr@jmu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18569646

Citation

Watts, Christopher R., and Michael D. Hall. "Timbral Influences On Vocal Pitch-matching Accuracy." Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, vol. 33, no. 2, 2008, pp. 74-82.
Watts CR, Hall MD. Timbral influences on vocal pitch-matching accuracy. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2008;33(2):74-82.
Watts, C. R., & Hall, M. D. (2008). Timbral influences on vocal pitch-matching accuracy. Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, 33(2), 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/14015430802028434
Watts CR, Hall MD. Timbral Influences On Vocal Pitch-matching Accuracy. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2008;33(2):74-82. PubMed PMID: 18569646.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Timbral influences on vocal pitch-matching accuracy. AU - Watts,Christopher R, AU - Hall,Michael D, PY - 2008/6/24/pubmed PY - 2008/11/15/medline PY - 2008/6/24/entrez SP - 74 EP - 82 JF - Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology JO - Logoped Phoniatr Vocol VL - 33 IS - 2 N2 - The purpose of this study was to investigate how vocal fundamental frequency control was influenced by the timbre of target auditory stimuli. Nineteen female participants were asked to vocally reproduce the pitch of target tones, which consisted of female, male, violin, and clarinet timbres at three different fundamental frequencies. Results revealed that the participants were significantly more accurate at matching the pitch of female target tones compared to the instrumental timbres. This was interpreted as being due to an effect of spectral similarity of the female timbre to that of the female participants. The results of this study support the hypothesis of a perceptual integrality between timbre and pitch, and that stimulus timbre can influence the accuracy of vocal reproduction. SN - 1401-5439 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18569646/Timbral_influences_on_vocal_pitch_matching_accuracy_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14015430802028434 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -