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15 Awesome Facts About Your Voice

15AWESOME FACTS ABOUT YOUR VĂ•ICE&VOCAL CORDS Normal males can sustain a 1 The voice works in three parts: sound for approximately 20 the power source (breath), the seconds, females for 15 vibratory source (vocal folds), and the seconds, and children for 10 amplification (various spaces in the throat, mouth, and nose). seconds. A shorter maximum phonation time (MPT) reflects inefficiency of the phonatory or respiratory system. 3 Singers rely heavily on good lung capacity to take in a large amount of air to expel for a complex line of a song. Not only does this higher oxygen intake improve endurance, it can also improve brain health, increase alertness and reaction time, and decrease drowsiness. The average normal speaking pitch for women is G below middle C. For men, it is C below middle C. 6 A study of COPD (an irreversible disorder characterized by airflow limitation) patients found that weekly singing classes slightly improved their maximal expiratory pressure. In other words, regular singing Good lung capacity is essential for singers to sustain notes. Exercise is the best thing for increasing lung strength, with swimming and interval training among the most effective activities. helped them breathe out more strongly. While the average person can easily recognize familiar or famous voices, it's more difficult to describe them in words. In fact, vocologists and voice researchers disagree about exact descriptions of vocal qualities. The shape of an individual's vocal tract is partly genetic and partly learned. While you can't change whether your pharynx is narrow or wide, individuals may manipulate vocal tract shape. Highly trained singers have many tricks to change the contours of their vocal tracts to improve the sound coming out of their mouths. Being a good singer isn't a born trait. Studies show that most "bad" singers can discern musical notes perfectly well, and they have vocal ranges similar to good (10 singers. All they really lack is training. Research suggests that singing ability is much like a muscle, and is subject to a (11 Studies have shown that listeners "use it or lose it" effect. who hear voice samples can infer the speaker's socioeconomic status, personality traits, and emotional and mental state. Listeners exposed to voice samples can also estimate the age, height, and weight of speakers with the same degree of accuracy achieved by examining photographs. The muscles of your neck, chest, jaw, lips, and tongue all work in collaboration for you to sing or speak. More than 100 muscles work together when you sing or speak a single phrase. Hearing a mother's voice eases children's stress just as much as a hug, according to a 2010 study. The sound of Mom's voice lowers a child's stress hormone, cortisol, and raises his or her level of oxytocin, a hormone linked with love and bonding. The sound of each 15 individual's voice is unique not only because of the shape and size of their vocal cords, but also The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, and the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. Any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, volume, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. due to the size and shape of the rest of that person's body. Sources to takelessons

15 Awesome Facts About Your Voice

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