ISCA Archive Interspeech 2007
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2007

Articulatory synthesis of singing

Peter Birkholz

Germany A system for the synthesis of singing on the basis of an articulatory speech synthesizer is presented. To enable the synthesis of singing, the speech synthesizer was extended in many respects. Most importantly, a rule-based transformation of a musical score into a gestural score for articulatory gestures was developed. Furthermore, a pitch-dependent articulation of vowels was implemented. The results of these extensions are demonstrated by the synthesis of the canon Dona nobis pacem. The two voices in the canon were generated with the same underlying articulatory models and the same musical score, the only difference being that their pitches differ by one octave.

Index Terms: Articulatory singing synthesis

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2007-743

Cite as: Birkholz, P. (2007) Articulatory synthesis of singing. Proc. Interspeech 2007, 4001-4004, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2007-743

  author={Peter Birkholz},
  title={{Articulatory synthesis of singing}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2007},