As her PhD defended at the Public University of Navarre, telecommunications engineer Ixone Arroabarren has analysed the vibrato, one of the most important tools of classical singers.
The study applies both to the teaching of singing in music as well as to the medical treatment of voice pathologies. It has put forward a mathematical model for the production of the voice that can be used both in the medical study/detection of pathologies of the vocal chords and speech as well as the teaching of the art of singing. This PhD has been developed within the framework of the research project awarded by CEIN as the best Project for the Transference of Research Result.
Amongst these differences, the engineer points out, that the vibrato is an exclusively musical characteristic which is of great use to the classical singer because, on the one hand, it enables the unmasking of possible off-key notes and, on the other, it makes sure the listener does not have the sensation that they are listening to the same sound. Furthermore, the theme itself has been of great interest to many researchers in areas such as physiology and musicology.
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