Saturday, August 28, 2010

Voice: breathing, phonation and resonance

"In the voice loudness is the product of three considerations: (1) the pressure exerted upon the outgoing breath, which determines the amplitude or swing of the vocal folds; (2) the efficiency with which the folds vibrate, for obviously any condition which interferes with their action or allows unvocalized breath to escape between them will operate to decrease loudness; and (3) the degree of reinforcement supplied to the tone by the resonance chambers. The first of these three factors is discussed in the chapter on breathing, the second is dealt with in the chapter on phonation,and the third is treated in the chapter on resonance"

p. 428 2/e Training the speaking voice

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