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Lloyd Miller

Bio: Lloyd Miller is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Sequence (music) & Music theory. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 10 citations.

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10 May 1999
TL;DR: In this paper, attributes of the beloved in Persian poetry Radif texts and translations metric analysis sequence of Gushe from four main sources Persian intruments notation and transcription are presented, along with Persian vocal music background of Persian poetry structure.
Abstract: Historical background of Persia and Persian music music, Islam, mysticism and proper performance preservation and propagation of Persian music theory of Persian music Persian vocal music background of Perso-Arab poetic structure. Appendices: attributes of the beloved in Persian poetry Radif texts and translations metric analysis sequence of Gushe from four main sources Persian intruments notation and transcription.

10 citations


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TL;DR: In contrast to the classical and medieval periods of Persian Sufism which have undergone much scholarly investigation in recent years, the study of the modern period of Iranian tasawwuf, though far better known and documented, has been seriously neglected by scholars as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Following the political upheavals of 1978, the history and development of Shiite religious thought in modern-day Persia has been the subject of detailed scholarly studies, but the modern development of Sufism—the mystical tradition that lies at the heart of traditional Persian culture, literature and philosophy, which is, from the cultural and literary point of view at least, the most fascinating aspect of the Perso-Islamic religious tradition—remains almost completely uncharted. In contrast to the classical and medieval periods of Persian Sufism which have undergone much scholarly investigation in recent years, the study of the modern period of Iranian tasawwuf, though far better known and documented, has been seriously neglected by scholars.

32 citations

Proceedings Article
01 Jan 2005
TL;DR: In this paper, Persian music and the Santur instrument are explained and analysed, and techniques for fundamental frequency detection are applied to data acquired from the Santor.
Abstract: Persian music has had a profound effect on various Eastern musical cultures, and also influenced Southern European and Northern African music The Santur, a hammered dulcimer, is one of the most important instruments in Persia In this paper, Persian music and the Santur instrument are explained and analysed Techniques for fundamental frequency detection are applied to data acquired from the Santur and results are reported

11 citations

Dissertation
01 Jun 2016
TL;DR: The santur (hammered string instrument), which is extensively used in the musical database samples, is described and its physical properties are characterised; the pitch and harmonic deviations characteristic of it are measured; and the inharmonicity factor of the instrument is calculated for the first time.
Abstract: This research proposes new approaches for computational identification of Persian musical modes This involves constructing a database of audio musical files and developing computer algorithms to perform a musical analysis of the samples Essential features, the spectral average, chroma, and pitch histograms, and the use of symbolic data, are discussed and compared A tonic detection algorithm is developed to align the feature vectors and to make the mode recognition methods independent of changes in tonality Subsequently, a geometric distance measure, such as the Manhattan distance, which is preferred, and cross correlation, or a machine learning method (the Gaussian Mixture Models), is used to gauge similarity between a signal and a set of templates that are constructed in the training phase, in which data-driven patterns are made for each dastgah (Persian mode) The effects of the following parameters are considered and assessed: the amount of training data; the parts of the frequency range to be used for training; down sampling; tone resolution (12-TET, 24-TET, 48-TET and 53-TET); the effect of using overlapping or nonoverlapping frames; and silence and high-energy suppression in pre-processing The santur (hammered string instrument), which is extensively used in the musical database samples, is described and its physical properties are characterised; the pitch and harmonic deviations characteristic of it are measured; and the inharmonicity factor of the instrument is calculated for the first time The results are applicable to Persian music and to other closely related musical traditions of the Mediterranean and the Near East This approach enables content-based analyses of, and content-based searches of, musical archives Potential applications of this research include: music information retrieval, audio snippet (thumbnailing), music archiving and access to archival content, audio compression and coding, associating of images with audio content, music transcription, music synthesis, music editors, music instruction, automatic music accompaniment, and setting new standards and symbols for musical notation

11 citations

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01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a Table of Table of contents of a table of tables: https://www.tableoffeatures.com/table-of-features/table.
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6 citations

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TL;DR: Tahrir vibrato requires specific training to prevent excessive tension in laryngeal and neck muscles, and in the absence of such training, or in the context of excessive singing associated with fatigue, LMT may facilitate more efficient vocal production in tahrir singers.
Abstract: Background: Iranian vibrato (tahrir) is a common feature of traditional Iranian singing. A unique feature of tahrir is a modulated voice quality perceived as a rhythmic falsetto voice break associated with upward pitch inflections. Laryngeal discomfort and impaired voice quality can occur in singers when they perform Iranian tahrir using an improper technique. Aim: A case series research design was used to explore voice treatment outcomes using laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) for treating voice problems associated with tahrir singing. Method: Four professional Iranian singers of the traditional style (3 men and 1 woman) were studied. All subjects reported difficulty executing tahrir during performances. They were assessed by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) specializing in the administration of LMT for voice disorders. Multidimensional assessments were made of the participants' vocal function using acoustic and auditory-perceptual evaluation, self-reports of the singers, and LMT assessments by the SLP before and after treatment. The therapeutic program implemented LMT techniques to release laryngeal joints and reduce muscular tension. Results: Pretreatment examination of the larynx and anterior neck musculature using palpation showed that the difficulties in producing tahrir vibrato were associated with a decreased thyrohyoid space and tension in the submental complex and sternocleidomastoid. Posttreatment examination showed an increased thyrohyoid space and reduced tension in the submental complex and sternocleidomastoid, associated with the singers' perception of reduced effort producing tahrir vibrato during singing. Conclusion:Tahrir vibrato requires specific training to prevent excessive tension in laryngeal and neck muscles. In the absence of such training, or in the context of excessive singing associated with fatigue, LMT may facilitate more efficient vocal production in tahrir singers.

4 citations