vocal apparatus


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vocal apparatus

[vō′kəl]
Etymology: L, vocalis, voice, ad + parare, to prepare
the larynx, pharynx, and oral and nasal cavities involved in the production of sound.

vocal apparatus

The organs, including the pharynx, larynx, teeth, tongue, and lips, that produce sounds and speech.
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19) And in spite of the numerous treatises on singing that appeared throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no book on the subject after Tevo's provides anatomic illustrations of the vocal apparatus prior to Garcia Jr.
And according to John Koopman, whose website A Brief History of Singing supplied me with the above quote, "There are no bones in the human larynx, so archaeological remains offer no direct physical evidence of the vocal apparatus of prehistoric man.
The vocal apparatus needs favorable muscle conditioning for its correct functioning.
Feldman details the effects of a lack of testosterone in the male body and relates these developmental consequences to the vocal apparatus itself.
Written by the author of "Anatomy of Movement," "Anatomy of Voice" follows a similar structure, presenting an introduction covering rules describing movement, the vocal apparatus, and the moving body, breathing body, and vocal body, all clearly illustrated in finely detailed, lightly color-coded drawings.
Awaiting results of the latter to begin therapy may put the patient in jeopardy, as any unwarranted delay in treatment may result in subglottic stenosis or vocal cord paralysis due to invasion of the recurrent laryngeal nerve or vocal apparatus.
But as the performance progressed, she got her amazing vocal apparatus on course and won over the audience.
In singing, if one's breath is balanced, it is nearly impossible to have any kind of strain on the vocal apparatus, and the easiest and most beautiful sound is achieved.
The syrinx (the unique vocal apparatus of birds) is divided into two portions.
The likelihood of obtaining an acceptable view of the vocal apparatus in the control group (Macintosh blade) was estimated to be 80% and an acceptable clinically important difference was judged to be an increase of 15%.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 9, 2006 - (JCN) - Technology that can accurately determine the state of a person's vocal apparatus (mouth, tongue, etc.
Using minimal technical jargon, she describes how various parts of the vocal apparatus work separately and together to produce the singing voice.