Do different voice qualities have the ability to evoke an emotional response within the listener?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604148
Title:
Do different voice qualities have the ability to evoke an emotional response within the listener?
Authors:
Penny, Michaela
Abstract:
The purpose of this research is to establish whether different voice qualities evoke an emotional response within the listener. To assist the research, a study was conducted under controlled conditions using eight participants. They were asked to take part in a modified version of Donald Winnicott’s squiggle game. This involved allowing the hand to draw freely whilst listening to an original composition for solo voice. The voice qualities demonstrated in the composition were those defined by researcher, voice scientist and teacher, Jo Estill. Participants were informed that a squiggle in an upward direction would indicate an increase in intensity of emotional response. The results revealed that the voice qualities featured in the composition evoked some form of emotional response within the listener. However, an inability to control all variables meant that it was not possible to decipher whether these responses were elicited as a result of voice quality alone.
Citation:
Penny, M. (2015) 'Do different voice qualities have the ability to evoke an emotional response within the listener?' MA by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604148
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in fulfillment of the requirements for the Master’s degree of Research.
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorPenny, Michaelaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T09:15:05Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-01T09:15:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.citationPenny, M. (2015) 'Do different voice qualities have the ability to evoke an emotional response within the listener?' MA by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/604148en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in fulfillment of the requirements for the Master’s degree of Research.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to establish whether different voice qualities evoke an emotional response within the listener. To assist the research, a study was conducted under controlled conditions using eight participants. They were asked to take part in a modified version of Donald Winnicott’s squiggle game. This involved allowing the hand to draw freely whilst listening to an original composition for solo voice. The voice qualities demonstrated in the composition were those defined by researcher, voice scientist and teacher, Jo Estill. Participants were informed that a squiggle in an upward direction would indicate an increase in intensity of emotional response. The results revealed that the voice qualities featured in the composition evoked some form of emotional response within the listener. However, an inability to control all variables meant that it was not possible to decipher whether these responses were elicited as a result of voice quality alone.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectvoice qualitiesen
dc.subjectemotional responseen
dc.subjectlisteneren
dc.subjectlisteningen
dc.subjectvoiceen
dc.subjectspeakingen
dc.subjectQ110 Applied Linguisticsen
dc.titleDo different voice qualities have the ability to evoke an emotional response within the listener?en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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