The ideal throat of a soprano

I have palpated throats of many A list Artists, middle school students, choruses, senior citizens, and local singers, whom all want the same thing – To Sing Beautifully! Every throat and voice is different, through pitch, volume, strength and tone. Compare and visualize the throat to a musical instrument.
Every person has their own individual unique instrument. The human voice is a natural artistic expression in which we all possess, but there are still so many singers and artists who do not know how to harness and control it. This page will focus, describe and explain the functions and importance of the larynx and the muscles used surrounding the neck and throat.: Which ultimately control the soprano tone and create the sound of the voice.

Coloratura (leggiero) is a style of singing usually in opera that contains a lot of high notes sung very fast.

A Coloratura Soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. Distinct, because of the  flexibility in high-lying velocity passages, yet with great sustaining power comparable to that of a full spinto or dramatic soprano.

The size of Thyroid Cartilage:Small
The shape of Thyroid Cartilage:Wide on both sides
Generally, the size of the Thyroid Cartilage is smaller in diameter than the outside of the Thyroid Cartilage.
The Hyoid Bone:Stylohoid muscle connects to the Stylohoid ligament which forms a fibrous cord, attached to the tip of the Styloid Process of the Temporal Bone and the Lesser Cornu of the Hyoid Bone.
The status of the Musculus Extrinsic Laryngeal:Reserch indicates significant contribution of extrinsic laryngeal mechanisms to voice production.
The status of Suprahyoid Muscles:Slightly tonus but the flexible muscle
Drawback: If you do not take care of this properly, each muscle is depressed and the Larynx cannot move properly and may cause temporary loss of voice.

Soprano lirico and Lirico Spinto
The size of Thyroid Cartilage:Normal (or smaller and vertically long)
The shape of Thyroid Cartilage:Little shape and great shape
The size of Hyoid Bone:The same diameter with the thyroid cartilage.
The height of Hyoid Bone:Normal
The status of Musculus Extrinsic Laryngis: More flexibility.
The status of Suprahyoid Muscles: Less Flexibility.
Drawback:If you have hypertonic vocalization, it could cause these two issues.
(1) It is challenging to keep stable volume for the low and middle ranges.
(2)Tied muscles of the Pharynx decrease Cricothyroid articulation within the range of motion and the height register cannot come out.

Drammatico and Soprano Sfogato
The size of the Thyroid Cartilage:Large
The shape of the Thyroid Cartilage:Wide with an edge hanging over.
The size of the Hyoid Bone:Same diameter as the thyroid cartilage or small
The height of Hyoid Bone:Varies with each person
Musculus Extrinsic Laryngis: More Flexibility.
The status of Suprahyoid Muscles: Less Flexibility.
Drawback: If muscles are strained, its will create stress and pull the thyroid cartilage into upper back. Because it is hard to control and keep the larynx in the right position and makes the high voice sound hoarse and rough.

Note: This is my personal opinion from which I’ve acquired from experience working with many talented opera singers.

Indeed all music is not only decided by the advantage of the instrument.
Superb music is made by two elements, thoroughly-trained skills matched with musical talent.
However, if the training is with a poor instrument, it will depend excursively on a  superficial technique.

Remember, your throat is a  precious music instrument!.

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