Who is a better singer, Luciano Pavarotti or Alicia Keys?

Of course, that is a very subjective question. In this class, we study tools such as spectrograms that will give you a new perspective on how to analyze whatever style of music you prefer.

The two figures below are spectrograms of passages from their music that will be compared and contrasted in the class. These spectrograms are graphs of the time changes in tones in the music, the fundamental pitch tones as well as the overtones. Click on each image to watch a video of the spectrogram being traced out as the music is played.

Luciano Pavoratti (from aria Nessun Dorma)         Alicia Keys (from song If I Ain't Got You)