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Voice Production Tips

Here is a great tip and explanation about Voice production from Disc Markers. 

Voice production begins with your breath. When you inhale, the diaphragm — a large, horizontal muscle below the lungs — lowers, and the lungs expand and fill with air. When you exhale, air is expelled via elastic recoil of the lungs and thoracic cavity, aided by the abdominal muscles.

The larynx houses the vocal cords, and as the air rushes through them, the resulting pressure causes them to vibrate hundreds — even thousands — of times per second. The sound this creates is then shaped by your throat, lips, tongue, palate, and jaw to form words and sounds. With healthy individuals, the vocal cords open when we are breathing and close when we are voicing, coughing, or swallowing.

Next to and above the vocal cords are the false vocal cords (ventricular folds). Typically, the false vocal cords don’t vibrate when you’re voicing, but they may come together if you have muscle tension dysphonia, a fairly common condition where excessive muscle tension occurs with voice production.