Human voice

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
171LH Z 2 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Marek FRIČ

Name of lecturer(s)

Marek FRIČ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon completion the student will know the principles and functions of the organs included in producting vocals and objective interpretation of vocal production, and its properties.

Mode of study

Interactive instruction.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A requirement for study is training in the voice creation process and a basic knowledge of human physiology

Course contents

  1. Anatomy and functional physiology of the vocal system (anatomy, histology, physiology), voice failure principles
  2. The voice as sound, voice acoustics, basic voice analysis (pitch, voice intensity, acoustic spectrum, formants)
  3. Objective vocal system observation methods (vocal field, electo-glotography, stroboscope and optical methods, other methods)
  4. Descriptive properties and perception: professional voice, pathological voice. Basics of voice psycho-acoustics. Hearing tests.
  5. Voice range and oscillation mechanisms, phonate types, voice color, voice resonance, singing styles and modes from and objective view.
  6. Experimental methods, demonstration of acoustic methods and electro-glottography, results of the most modern voice research.

Recommended or required reading

Dršata J, a kol: Foniatrie - hlas, Tobiáš, 2010

Švec Jan: Studium mechanicko-akustických vlastností zdroje lidského hlasu. (Disertační práce). Palackého Univerzita, Olomouc (1996).

Assessment methods and criteria

Lecture participation.



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 2056
Učebna Zvukové studio

(Lichenštejnský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 16:00–17:30 Marek FRIČ Učebna Zvukové studio
Lichenštejnský palác
lecture parallel1

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