Re: musical tones in speech (Pierre Divenyi )

Subject: Re: musical tones in speech
From:    Pierre Divenyi  <pdivenyi(at)MARVA4.NCSC.MED.VA.GOV>
Date:    Fri, 11 May 2001 11:19:52 -0700

Bruno, Do you trust Schoenberg? Well, when he wanted his singers to utter exact pitches, he wrote notes and when he wanted melodic speech (="Sprachgesang"), he wrote contours. The two results are unmistakably different. Pierre At 01:47 PM 5/11/01 -0700, Bruno Repp wrote: >How do you respond to Martin's point (with which I agree) that there >is no hope of obtaining any distribution with discrete peaks from >quasi-continuous F0 contours? Such contours consist in large part of >the transitions between the inflection points that are believed to be >significant in intonation. > >--Bruno **************************************************************************** Pierre Divenyi, Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Research (151) V.A. Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA Phone: (925) 370-6745 Fax: (925) 228-5738 E-mail : pdivenyi(at) ****************************************************************************

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