J Voice 2021 May 16. Epub 2021 May 16.
Neuroscience Department, Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt-am-Main Germany; Max-Planck-NYU, Center for Language, Music, and Emotion, New York, USA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Psychology Department, New York University, New York, New York.
Objective: Singers are the first judges of their own performances. Although performers usually share a precise definition of pitch accuracy, do they correctly estimate their own ability to sing in tune? This study examines the accuracy of professional singers' self-evaluations and investigates the profiles of performers/judges.
Methods: Eighteen highly trained soprano singers were invited to evaluate the pitch accuracy of peers' performances, selected from an existing corpus, and their own previously recorded performances in a pairwise comparison paradigm. Read More