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Whistle register: a preliminary investigation by HSDI visualization and acoustics on female cases
Author(s): Antonio Di Corcia; Franco Fussi
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Paper Abstract

In this study we investigated laryngeal behaviors involved during vocal production of highest female vocal ranges in Flute in M3 Register, in Whistle Register and in a newly formulated by us, Hiss Register. Observations were carried with stroboscopy and High Speed Digital Imaging and with spectrographic and psycho-acoustic analysis by means of a software system having a wide spectral range (0-20.000 Hz). Results indicate that at the highest pitch vocal folds vibration is absent or significantly reduced, glottic contact is incomplete. These acoustic form of extreme pitch levels comprised intra-harmonic noise and overtones within 10 to 18 kHz range.

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Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82072X (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921270
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Antonio Di Corcia, Progetto Musica School (Italy)
Franco Fussi, Azienda Unità Sanataria Locale di Ravenna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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