Articles about Women

Gesture in Musical Declamation: An Intercultural Approach
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-31

This paper draws parallels between gesture in South Indian Carnatic singing practice, and rhetorical gesture used by orators and singers in 16th and 17th century Early Modern Europe. The paper begins by referencing relevant historical literature on the performance practices. ...

The Afterlives of Publishing: Christian Texts for Indian Jewish Song
Acta Musicologica (2016) Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 63-86

When Bene Israel women in Mumbai gather after Shabbat services, they sing Marathi songs learned from mothers, aunts and friends. these songs are transmmitted orally, but many have origins that are neither oral or Jewish. Central to this repertory are ...

Effects of Adventitious Acute Vocal Trauma: Relative Fundamental Frequency and Listener Perception
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 177-185

High voice users (individuals who demonstrate excessive or loud vocal use) are at risk for developing voice disorders. The objective of this study was to examine, both acoustically and perceptually, vocal changes in healthy speakers after an acute period of ...

Vocal Characteristics of Elderly Women Engaged in Aerobics in Private Institutions of Salvador, Bahia
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e9-127.e19

Purpose: To characterize the voice of elderly people engaged in aerobics. Methods: Collection of phonation /a:/ from 58 elderly people engaged in aerobics for perceptual voice analysis (RASATI scale) and computed acoustics (Multi Dimensional Voice Program Advanced, software of Kay ...

Vocal Performance of Group Fitness Instructors Before and After Instruction: Changes in Acoustic Measures and Self-Ratings
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e1-127.e8

Objectives: (1) To quantify acute changes in acoustic parameters of the voices of group fitness instructors (GFIs) before and after exercise instruction. (2) To determine whether these changes are discernible perceptually by the instructor. Participants were six female GFIs, based ...

First Passaggio Transition Gestures in Classically Trained Female Singers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 377.e21-377.e29

The purpose of this project was to determine the spectral and electroglottograph (EGG) differences exhibited by classically trained female singers when singing through their primo passaggio. The hypotheses were that the singers would exhibit relatively steady EGG levels and minimal ...