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How Does The Voice Work

You have been singing for years. Music excites you and intricate chords entice you. But how does your voice really work?


The human voice is complex and intricate. It allows us to communicate with one another through speech and sound. Creating sound with the voice begins in the lungs, where the air is inhaled and then exhaled through the trachea or windpipe. From there, the air travels through the larynx, also known as, the voice box, which contains the vocal cords.


The vocal cords are two thin bands of muscle located at the top of the larynx. They vibrate rapidly as the air from the lungs passes through them, creating sound. The pitch and volume of the sound produced by the vocal cords are determined by the tension and thickness of the cords, as well as the speed at which they vibrate. The sounds created by the vocal cords then travel through the pharynx and mouth, where it is shaped and modified by the tongue, lips, and other speech organs. The resulting sound is speech, which is a complex combination of vowels and consonants that make up the words and sentences we use to communicate.


The voice can be affected by several factors, like illness, injury, or overuse. Common voice disorders are laryngitis, inflammation of the larynx, and vocal cord nodules (small growths on the vocal cords). These conditions can make speaking and singing difficult, leading to hoarseness or loss of voice. To maintain a healthy voice, practice good vocal hygiene, like drinking plenty of water, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and taking regular breaks when speaking or singing for long periods of time. Seek medical attention if you experience persistent changes in your voice or difficulty speaking.


Regular maintenance and care, like proper hydration, rest when needed, and warming up and cooling down before and after use, are important, to ensure a healthy voice.


I know you are ready to take the next steps and invest in your vocal health today. Visit our website at www.lovemoremusicllc.com to schedule your FREE consultation. Love More Music is ready to UNLOCK YOUR SOUND!


Happy Singing!


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