Harald Frostel, Andreas Arzt, Gerhard Widmer,
"The Vowel Worm: Real-Time Mapping and Visualisation of Sung Vowels in Music."
: Proceedings of the 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2011), Padova, Italy., 2011
The Vowel Worm: Real-Time Mapping and Visualisation of Sung Vowels in Music.
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Proceedings of the 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2011), Padova, Italy.
This paper presents an approach to predicting vowel quality
in vocal music performances, based on common acoustic
features (mainly MFCCs). Rather than performing classification,
we use linear regression to project spoken or
sung vowels into a continuous articulatory space: the IPA
Vowel Chart. We introduce a real-time on-line visualisation
tool, the Vowel Worm, which builds upon the resulting
models and displays the evolution of sung vowels over time
in an intuitive manner. The concepts presented in this work
can be used for artistic purposes and music teaching.