Instructions voice recordings

Telepractice is available to clients that live abroad and are unable to come to my practice due to distance or access challenges. I will make your voice analysis based on 4 sound files you will record and e-mail to me before our first session:

  • Sample 1: Sustained vowel /a/
    • Repeat: aaaaaaaa
  • Sample 2: Gliding tone /a/
    • Repeat slowly, and as high as possible, you can go into your falsetto if you can, if not, no problem: aaaaaaaa
  • Sample 3: Reading the rainbow passage
    • Repeat:”When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act like a prism and form a rainbow. The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors. These take the shape of a long, round arch, with its path high above and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. There is, according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks for something beyond his reach, his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
  • Sample 4: Continuous speech: a piece of spontaneous talking about your day
    • Example of what you could talk about: “Hi Katrien, it’s a wonderful sunny day today. I had to work the whole day so I was sitting behind my computer. Luckily I go out for dinner with friends tonight, I’m very happy because we go to my favourite pasta restaurant.”

Make sure all the samples are saved as .wav files*, and that the recording is high quality. Good quality is indispensable, and usually a phone’s microphone is not quite good enough for this type of recording.

  • Mac users: After making an audio sample, you can convert it to a .wav file by using Quicktime for example. Open your audio sample in Quicktime, then click “File”, then “Export”. After having clicked on “Export”, you will be able to select .wav!
  • Windows users: Open your audio sample in Windows Media Player, then click “save as”. At the end of the file name, type “.wav”, and you file will be saved as a .wav file.