POW Tutorial 3
Introduction to Pitch

Pitch height

One factor which influences the perception of prosody is the differences in the pitch height of syllables within an utterance. In the exercises which follow, we will concentrate on this aspect. The pitch height of a syllable is judged from the pitch at the beginning of the syllable. Listen to the following four utterances:

No (very high)
No (high)
No (mid)
No (low)

Click--> to see a diagram of the fundamental frequency patterns for all these utterances.

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