Chest and Head Registers in Carnatic Singers and Non-Singers Using Linear Predictive Coding (LPC): A Comparative Study

Authors

  • P. Y. Alwit PG Student, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India
  • Reeny Roy Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India
  • Greeshma Susan Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India
  • Ann Jemimah Peter PG Student, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India
  • Susan Dahit PG Student, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India

Keywords:

Carnatic singers, Chest register, Gender, Head register, LPC, Non-singers

Abstract

The present study aimed to compare the head and chest registers in trained Carnatic singers and non-singers in the age range 20 to 30 years using Linear Predictive Coding (LPC). Forty non-singers and forty trained Carnatic singers were selected after being informally assessed using a questionnaire developed for professional voice users to check for any vocal abnormalities. Each subject was asked to produce five successive /a/ sounds in their chest and head registers, and recordings were then analyzed using LPC. Results of the study showed that head and chest registers showed a significant difference from Formants F0 to F4 in all trained Carnatic singers. Comparison between singers and non-singers showed a significant difference in head register observed from F1 to F3. Study concludes that head register is higher than chest register in all trained Carnatic singers.

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Published

01-08-2020

How to Cite

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P. Y. Alwit, R. . Roy, G. . Susan, A. J. . Peter, and S. . Dahit, “Chest and Head Registers in Carnatic Singers and Non-Singers Using Linear Predictive Coding (LPC): A Comparative Study”, IJRESM, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 1–7, Aug. 2020.

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