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Journal of The Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics 2007;18(1): 56-61.
성악가의 성종 구분에 관한 문헌적 고찰
남도현, 백재연, 최홍식
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실, 음성언어의학연구소
Voice Classification of Trained Classic Singers
Do-Hyun Nam, Jae-Yeon Paik, Hong-Shik Choi
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Institute of Logopedics & Phoniatrics, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Actually classification of classic singers' voice depends on habitual judgment by voice teachers or voice trainer referring to vocal timbre, vocal range and vocal quality. Such judgments, however, may turn out to be incorrect because they are based on subjective opinions. Therefore, more objective methodology is required. Method: Foreign dissertations searched through Pub Med, along with foreign and domestic journals, were reviewed regard ing how singers' voice has been categorized.
Results:
Vocal range, vocal timbre, voice quality, fundamental frequency of habitual speaking, length of vocal tract, the length from cricoid cartilage to thyroid cartilage's thyroid notch and length of vocal fold, tone of passaggio as well as traditional approaches such as perceptual judgment used by professional singers have been used for categorize the voice classification.
Conclusion:
To optimize categorizing singers' voice, vocal range, vocal timbre, voice quality, fundamental frequency of habitual speaking, length of vocal tract, the length from cricoid cartilage to thyroid cartilage's thyroid notch and length of vocal fold, tone of passaggio may be totally recommended.
KEY WORDS: Singer;Voice classification;
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