The History of Music: The Human Voice

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One who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music such as arias, recitatives and songs these can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments.

Air comes out of the lungs and goes through the trachea then into the larynx this air makes the vocal folds vibrate. When the vocal folds vibrate air is trapped and then released. Each release sends a bit air into the pharynx each puff of air is the beginning of a sound. The sound wave is enhanced as it moves through the pharynx by the time it leaves the mouth it sounds like a voice.

Singing is a well-defined technique that depends on the use of the lungs, which act as an air supply on the larynx. The larynx is the voice box. The vocal folds (also called vocal cords) are part of the larynx which creates the sound of the voice on the chest and head cavities, which amplify on the tongue and together with the palate, teeth, and lips create vowels on the amplified sound. When breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. The pitch is altered with the vocal cords. The shape of the chest and neck the positioning of the tongue, and the tightness of muscles can change the pitch, volume and timbre of the sound produced. People can manipulate their voices in different ways to make different sounds. These different kinds of larynx techniques/functions…

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