Master of Arts (MA)
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The current study investigated the relationship between the vibrato wave and the target pitch while eliminating some of the methodological problems that have plagued such research in the past. Three commercially-recorded selections were chosen for each of seven artists (for a total of 21 selections), and modern computer equipment was used to extract pitch information for each of six to fourteen notes from each selection. The chosen selections were all accompanied so that the target pitch could be determined from the accompaniment, and target pitch location within the vibrato wave was quantified absolutely and relatively. In general, the target pitch lay at or slightly below (average 4.29 cents below) the vibrato wave mean, and an analysis of variance revealed no significant differences between artists. Analyses of variance within each artist showed no differences between selections except for the soprano, who had one selection where the target pitch was generally above the vibrato wave mean.
Location; Pitch; Target; Vibrato; Wave
Music; Psychology, Experimental
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Clark, David Frank, "Location of the target pitch within a vibrato wave" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3263.