Croatian Folk Singing

Goga Kovacic, gordana.kovacic@inet.hr
Paul Boersma, paul.boersma@uva.nl
Hrvoje Domitrovic, hrvoje.domitrovic@fer.hr
Ton Wempe, ton.wempe@uva.nl

March 9, 2006

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2006 Paul Boersma & Gordana Kovacic:
Spectral characteristics of three styles of Croatian folk singing.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119: 1805-1816. [licence] [Data see below]
2005 Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma & Hrvoje Domitrovic:
Long-term average spectra of singing voices of professional performers of Croatian folk songs: a comparison of the Istrian and dozivacki styles.
Medicine, science & art -- Proceedings of the 3rd and the 4th scientific congress. HOEUMU, Zagreb: 219-225.
2005 Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma, Hrvoje Domitrovic & Ton Wempe:
Dugotrajni prosjecni spektar glasa profesionalnih pjevaca: analiza folklornog pjevanja Istre - tarankanja.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istrazivanja 41(1): 37-56.
2004 Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma & Hrvoje Domitrovic:
Analiza dugotrajnog prosjecnog spektra ojkanja.
Govor 21(1): 39-56.
2003 Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma & Hrvoje Domitrovic:
Long-term average spectra in professional folk singing voices: a comparison of the klapa and dozivacki styles.
IFA Proceedings 25: 53-64.

Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma and Hrvoje Domitrovic (submitted): Spektralne karakteristike klapskog pjevanja profesionalnih folklornih pjevaca.

Gordana Kovacic, Paul Boersma & Hrvoje Domitrovic (30 August 2003): "Long-term average spectra in professional Croatian folk singing: a comparison of the klapa and dozivacki styles." 5th Paneuropean Voice Conference, Graz.

All the following songs are published here with the permission of the authors, performers, or publishers.

Experimental data performed by the LADO ensemble

Examples of Klapa singing (Dalmatia, Dalmatian islands)

Examples of Ojkanje singing (Dalmatian hinterland, Lika; also called dozivacki)

Examples of Tarankanje singing (Istria, Kvarner Islands, Croatian Littoral)