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Vocal Anatomy


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Vocal Anatomy

  1. 1. Vocal Anatomy Parts of the Voice Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda
  2. 2. <ul><li>Generator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The voice starts with AIR in the lungs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vibrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The air becomes SOUND in the voice box. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resonator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The sound becomes a unique VOICE in the face. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articulator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The sound becomes WORDS in the mouth. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Generate = produce </li></ul><ul><li>The generator is the LUNGS . </li></ul><ul><li>The lungs PRODUCE air to power the voice. </li></ul><ul><li>AIR makes your voice work! </li></ul>The DIAPHRAGM is a muscle that helps the lungs expand and contract .
  4. 4. <ul><li>The vibrator is the VOCAL FOLDS . </li></ul><ul><li>Air makes the vocal folds VIBRATE . </li></ul><ul><li>The vocal folds are in the LARYNX , or “voice box.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The resonator is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PHARYNX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASAL CAVITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SINUSES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The vibrator only makes a BUZZ . </li></ul><ul><li>Your VOICE comes from air vibrating with the resonators. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The articulator is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LIPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEETH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TONGUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The articulator makes your voice into LANGUAGE . </li></ul><ul><li>The articulator is very important when learning a new language! </li></ul>