Synthesizing Asli Malay Song: Transforming Spoken Voices into Singing Voices

  • Nurmaisara Za’ba
  • Nursuriati JamilEmail author
  • Siti Salwa Salleh
  • Nurulhamimi Abdul Rahman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 291)


Singing voices are consist of frequency related to musical pitch and fundamental frequency (F0) fluctuation such as vibrato, overshoot, preparation and fine fluctuation. Singing Malay asli music requires the singer to perform another type of fluctuation in singing called patah lagu, at every central note or any suitable longer notes. This paper discusses the construction of speech and singing corpus, and the F0 analysis of patah lagu for speech to singing synthesis application.


Fundamental frequency (F0) Patah lagu Singing synthesis 



The authors would like to thank Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)—MOHE and University Technology of MARA (UiTM) for research funding and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nurmaisara Za’ba
    • 1
  • Nursuriati Jamil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Siti Salwa Salleh
    • 1
  • Nurulhamimi Abdul Rahman
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Mathematical SciencesMARA University of TechnologyShah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of MusicMARA University of TechnologyShah AlamMalaysia

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