Anatomy & Physiology > A Short Tutorial on Sound Level and Loudness for Voice

A Short Tutorial on Sound Level and Loudness for Voice

(5.0)
by Ingo R. Titze
With regard to fundamental frequency, sound level (SL) increases about 6 dB/octave, all else being equal. This is the primary reason why females often outsing males on the opera stage if they sing an octave higher. With regard to lung pressure, SL increases about 6-9 dB/with every doubling of lung pressure. The major phenomenon here is increase in peak glottal airflow. The frequency spectrum affects loudness perception if the sound is more than a simple tone.
Resource Type: Print
Resource Name: Journal of Singing
Level: Basic
    back back

    Reviews

    Editor's Review
    This highly informative basic tutorial on sound levels is appropriate to all students and professionals.
    excellent
    by Tom Strother,
    This is an outstanding resource. Thanks for sharing.

    Advanced Search

    Categories

    Acoustics/Resonance   
    Anatomy & Physiology   
    Brain & Learning   
    Diction   
    History of Scientific Study of Voice   
    Pedagogy   
    Repertoire   
    Style/Genre   
    Vocal Health and Wellness   

    Keywords

    Abduct (1)
    ACTH (1)
    Actors (1)
    Adduct (1)
    Airway (2)
    ALS (1)
    Apathy (1)
    Attack (1)
    Audio (1)
    Aural (1)
    Belt (7)
    BET (1)
    Brain (2)
    Breath (4)
    CAM (3)
    Cancer (1)
    CCM (25)
    Choir (2)
    Choral (3)
    Cramps (1)
    Creak (1)
    CT (2)
    CVA (1)
    Diet (2)
    Edema (2)
    ENT (1)
    Fach (1)
    FESS (1)
    Filter (1)
    fMRI (1)
    FNA (1)
    FNAB (1)
    Formant (13)
    Fry (1)
    FSH (1)
    Garlic (1)
    GERD (5)
    Glide (1)
    Glottis (12)
    Goiter (1)
    Growl (1)
    HPSM (1)
    HRT (1)
    Hyoid (1)
    IA (1)
    Injury (1)
    IPA (1)
    Jazz (1)
    Kava (1)
    Larynx (18)
    LCA (1)
    Legato (1)
    Lesion (3)
    LH (1)
    LMA (1)
    LPR (2)
    LPRD (2)
    LSVT (1)
    Lungs (1)
    Lupron (1)
    Mania (1)
    MBSR (1)
    Mic (2)
    MRI (2)
    Mucosa (3)
    Muscle (4)
    Nerves (1)
    Nodes (1)
    Nodule (1)
    Nose (1)
    NSAIDS (1)
    Onset (2)
    Palate (2)
    Panic (1)
    PCA (1)
    Pitch (1)
    PMS (2)
    Polyp (2)
    Polyps (1)
    Praat (1)
    Prayer (1)
    Range (1)
    Reflux (11)
    Rock (1)
    Scale (1)
    Scales (1)
    Scar (2)
    Septum (1)
    SGA (1)
    SHS (1)
    Sighs (1)
    Sinus (1)
    Sirens (1)
    SLP (1)
    Strain (1)
    Straw (4)
    Stress (1)
    Stroke (2)
    Style (1)
    SVS (1)
    TA (1)
    Timbre (1)
    Tongue (3)
    Tremor (1)
    Trill (1)
    Ulcer (1)
    URI (1)
    Uvula (1)
    Velum (1)
    Volume (1)
    Vowel (4)
    Warmup (5)
    WHO (1)
    Whoop (1)
    Yoga (2)