"It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each
speech is an arrangement of notes
that will never be played again." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The Great Gatsby
The sound of human speech has often been compared
to music. It is commonly mimicked by various musical instruments. The subtleties of
voice have long been inspirational to musicians' playing styles, and the
sound of the human speaking has been revered as beautiful by such geniuses
as Walt Whitman and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The scientists at the Institute of Quirky Research have thus taken it upon themselves, as an aid to sound connoiseurs and an inspiration to musicians alike, to collect audio data of the human voice from various
sources and to analyze the various tonal and pitch-based patterns from
the rationale of modern western musical notation.
In layman's terms, we're going to analyze "speech as an arrangement of notes."
Legend for Vocal Data Readout
Case study I
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