See Your Speech

Appealing to your audience: Pitch

Pitch is another resource that we use to change how we sound for different audiences. One thing we can look at is pitch overall: do you sound high or low?

But just like duration, changes in pitch can matter as much or more than pitch overall. Swoopiness is a measure of how much we vary within a single vowel. Listen to these two versions of the word "swoop", one with a lot of swoop and one with only a little:

Here's a graph of your swoop across the three versions of the passage: