The Happy Xylophone: Acoustics Affordances Restrict An Emotional Palate
Schutz, Michael; Huron, David; Keeton, Kristopher; Loewer, Gred (2008-07)
In many ways, the structure of music resembles that of language, including the acoustic cues used to communicate emotion. In speech, sadness is imparted through a combination of low fundamental frequency, dark timbre, ...
Comparison of Word Intelligibility in Spoken and Sung Phrases
Collister, Lauren B.; Huron, David (2008-07)
Twenty listeners were exposed to spoken and sung passages in English produced by three trained vocalists. Passages included representative words extracted from a large database of vocal lyrics, including both popular ...