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Acoustemologies of the Closet  

William Cheng

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who ... More

Acoustic Scenography and Interactive Audio: Sound Design for Built Environments  

Jan Paul Herzer

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
The chapter discusses the use of interactive audio concepts and sound installations in built environments such as museums, exhibitions, trade fairs, and points of sale. It collects ... More

The Acoustics of Different Genres of Singing  

Johan Sundberg

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Oct 2014
This chapter reviews several studies of singing in different styles. The studies reveal that the differences concern all the main dimensions of phonation: F0, loudness, phonation type, and ... More

Addressing the needs of the adult “non-singer” (“NS”)  

Susan Knight

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Jun 2016
The adult “non-singer” (“NS”) remains a common phenomenon in Western society. Until recently, it was accepted as an innate state, reflecting the dominant “can/cannot” view of human singing ... More

Adolescent Girls’ Singing Development  

Lynne Gackle

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Aug 2014
A considerable amount of study has been devoted to the development of the adolescent male singing voice. By comparison, little attention has been given to the study of the adolescent ... More

Algorithmic Synesthesia  

Noam Sagiv, Roger T. Dean, and Freya Bailes

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents a remarkable form of perception labeled synesthesia. Synesthesia is usually defined as a condition in which stimulation in one sensory modality also gives rise to a ... More

Applying Psychological Plausibility to the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon  

Angela Tinwell

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
With its roots in psychological writings of the twentieth century, the subject of the uncanny provides ways of critically analyzing why some objects appear eerie or make us feel ... More

Assessment and Frameworks in Collegiate Composition Studios  

Gregory Simon

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Apr 2015
This essay examines how undergraduate composition teachers assess growth in their students’ work, and shows how assessment frameworks (such as rubrics) can be useful for college ... More

Assessment of Improvisation in Music  

Christopher D. Azzara and Alden H. Snell, II

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Oct 2016
This article provides an overview of research on assessment of improvisation in music and offers suggestions for increasing its centrality in music teaching and learning. With listening, ... More

Avatar Psychology  

James K. Scarborough and Jeremy N. Bailenson

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
The explosive growth and dissemination of internetworking technology has changed what we may consider community, culture, and society. A major part of this movement toward the virtual is ... More

Ave Verum Pentium: singing, recording, archiving and analyzing within the digital daromain  

Evangelos Himonides

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Jan 2019
This chapter considers the role of technology in recording, processing, and archiving the singing voice. It challenges the predominant theory that the recording chain is deterministic and ... More

Avoidable Pitfalls in Virtual-World Learning Design  

Keysha I. Gamor

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter discusses observations about the common pitfalls when embarking upon a project to design and implement a virtual world. These include the omission of a front-end analysis, the ... More

Being More Than Yourself: Virtuality and Human Spirit  

André Nusselder

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
André Nusselder’s chapter references the work of philosophers such as Kierkegaard and Badiou to argue for an ethical framework to regulate the excess of virtuality brought about by the ... More

Being Present in a Virtual World  

Giuseppe Riva and John A. Waterworth

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines the concept of presence in a virtual world. It discusses recent findings of cognitive sciences research to offer a broader definition of presence. It suggests that ... More

Blurring Boundaries: Trends and Implications in Audio Production Software Developments  

David Bessell

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter identifies and discusses key emergent trends associated with the development of music software. The implications of these trends and priorities are discussed in relation to ... More

Boys’ Singing Voice Change in Adolescence  

Jenevora Williams and Scott Harrison

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Jan 2016
This chapter addresses boys’ voice change in adolescence. It begins with a summary of physiological changes that take place. This leads to a discussion of challenges and possibilities for ... More

Breaking the Fourth Wall? User-Generated Sonic Content in Virtual Worlds  

Karen Collins

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
The fourth wall is a term borrowed from dramatic theory that considers the theatrical stage as having three walls (two sides and a rear) and an invisible fourth-wall boundary between the ... More

Breathing in Singing  

Alan Watson

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Oct 2014
Accounts of breathing in methodological books on singing are often confusing or inaccurate rather than helpful. This chapter provides an overview of the principles of respiration and how ... More

Can Singing have a Beneficial Effect on Lung Function and Breathing for People with Respiratory Illness?  

Stephen Clift and Rebekah Gilbert

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May 2016
A growing body of research demonstrates that regular group singing can have measurable benefits for mental and social wellbeing. The value of singing for physical wellbeing and health is ... More

Censorship  

Francesco Izzo

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
Since its inception, opera has often been produced in closely controlled contexts, in which rulers and other agents exert considerable control over all aspects of operatic production. That ... More

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