2. List of Abbreviations and Conventions
The papers will be henceforth referred to by their Roman numerals.
Figures and Tables will be referred to by the same way as they appear in their respective papers.
Note name convention: the real note names, rather than the transposed ones are adopted throughout the thesis.
For example, in the alto saxophone, A4 stands for the standard A 440 Hz, rather than C4 as it would sound from a score.
D Pmouth amplitude of mouth pressure variations during vibrato
AW abdominal wall
c velocity of sound
ERV expiratory reserve volume
FRC functional residual capacity
IC inspiratory capacity
Irev sound intensity as estimated in the reverberant chamber
IVM isovolume manoeuvre
jnd just noticeable difference
p0 , Pmouth or Pm pressure in the mouth, blowing pressure
PFE power function exponent
RC rib cage
REL resting end-expiratory level
RIP respiratory inductive pletysmography
RV residual volume
SPL sound pressure level
TLC total lung capacity
Tr reverberation time
airflow through the reed/mouthpiece
VC vital capacity
Vt tidal volume
VVM vocal-ventricular (phonation) mode
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