Voicing / Phonation in Singing

You can read the part 1, 'The Diaphragmatic Breathing for Singing' of How Your Voice Is Created: Voice Production here.

This is the 2nd part, 'Voicing/Phonation in Singing' of How Your Voice Is Created: Voice Production~

ENJOY Learning!

As I mentioned in the last blog, 'The Diaphragmatic Breathing for Singing', there are 3 steps that are involved in creating your voice.
1. Breathing in (Respiration) With The Diaphragmatic Breathing ->
2. Voicing (Phonation) -> 3. Vibration (Resonance)

Now let's learn the step 2, Voicing/Phonation in singing in this blog~!

[2] Voicing / Phonation in singing

; Vocal folds (vocal cords) in the Larynx (voice box) vibrate the air.

Voicing / Phonation in Singing 1-Larynx

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Your vocal folds (vocal cords) in the larynx (voice box) is the vibrator. The larynx (voice box) is located just right behind your Adam's apple (women have smaller ones than men).
In the larynx there are two vocal folds(vocal cords) that open by the high air pressure from the lungs as we breathe and close by the lowered air pressure of the passing air column that is caused by the Bernoulli effect(the increased speed of air causes low air pressure) as we speak or sing.

Voicing / Phonation in Singing 2-Vocal Folds

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When we speak or sing, the airflow from lungs vibrates two vocal folds(vocal cords) and produces sounds. The range of vibration of the vocal folds are varied between 100 and 1000 Hz. Your vocal folds are very delicate and extremely sensitive and are controlled by your nerves.
This is why as soon as you get nervous or anxious your throat(vocal folds) tenses up right away!
*So it's crucial & important to 'Relax your mind' before singing especially right before singing high notes.

The vocal folds(or vocal cords) become longer, thinner and tenser as pitch(notes) goes up and they become shorter thicker and more relaxed as pitch(note) goes down.
This is one of the reasons why singing high notes are more challenging and it requires good understanding and training with proper practice to cope with the elongated, thinner, tighter and tenser vocal folds(vocal cords).

*The most important point here is 'to Lower the larynx'. This is the key to counteracting overstretched vocal folds as you sing high notes, so you will be able to project high notes easily and naturally with more confidence.

Learning to position and close the vocal folds properly is one of the most important keys to successful singing especially for singing high notes with great power.

In the next lesson you'll be learning 'Learn to breathe using your diaphragm'~ Cheers, Hun! :)

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