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How do vocal chords work?

The singing voice is a pretty unusual instrument because it is the only one that you can’t see. Many singers have no idea what vocal chords look like or how they work. Here are some videos that I have found online that demonstrate singing voices doing different things. Enjoy!

Female vocal chords

Female vocal folds singing AH

Female singing in the low range

Female singing E and different ways to start tone – This is a great video! You can see how the vocal chords work when you start the sound different ways.

Female performing several exercises – This video shows the scope going into a patient and the footage of the nose and pharynx as it goes to the vocal chords.

Instructional video – This is the same video as above with narration. It points out some of the things that are seen on the video.

Male vocal chords

Male vocal chords singing an exercise

Male talking and singing

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April 29, 2008 - Posted by | Resources | , , , , ,

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