Presenter D.G. Miller and H.K. Schutte
Presentation Title Voix mixte: Can chest and falsetto be combined?
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1 Perry Smith – So in your world, you believe in 2 registers? [Answer audio link includes discussion about registers.] [In answer audio link:] My question was, does the configuration of the vocal folds and the laryngeal positioning - are they the same in your studies in falsetto as what we would consider in the classical field, "head voice?" In all my experience of 35 years in the professional world, males only use falsetto, and it’s only used for a comic effect, not in a performance setting, and we never considered females having a falsetto. So I wondered why you use those terms, and if you found a difference actually between falsetto configuration, not only the positioning, breath closure rate, vocal fold adduction, between falsetto and legitimate head voice? Audio link.
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2 Ingo Titze – I agree with you that the mechanism you are showing is primarily laryngeal, but just a comment about the yodel. That’s a nice example of how we use the vocal tract situation to actually trigger the register change and help it….click on audio link for more. Audio link.
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3 Johan Sundberg – I was interested in your connection/relationship between closed quotient and register, and I think it could be even better if you take into account subglottal pressure, because subglottal pressure has a very strong influence on the closed quotient, and if you compare it to tones that were produced with different subglottal pressures, the closed quotients are very likely to differ at least for the subglottal pressure difference and the register difference. Audio link.
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