Consideration about similarities between the subluxation of cricothyroid articulation and a dislocated elbow

When I described that, “the subluxation of cricothyroid articulation is similar to a dislocated elbow,” I got a lot of questions, like: “how similar exactly?”
Well, a dislocated elbow is when the radial head is dislocated from the annular ligament of ithe ulna.
Elbow Bones
       The yellow line is the annular ligament
The proximal radio-ulnar joint is very simple, unlike most joints, it is connected by the annular ligament. It does not suffer like that of normal dislocations.
In fact, some people believe that a dislocated elbow is not classified as dislocation at all. It is debated that it is very similar to the cricothyroid articulation, which does not have the deterministic joint.

● What is the correct medical term for the conjunction between joints?
● How can we interpret why the glenoid cavity is ambiguous?
● How about the balance of tissue, with hinged and slide movements?
              The red circle is the cricothyroid articulation

From my experience,the subluxation of cricothyroid articulation is not so rare and can be identified through precise palpation.
It’s difficult to diagnose on an X-ray, because you cannot look and know what directly caused the subluxation. It could be trauma, (the range of movement is different between right and left) or absence of movements, and is generally painless.
I would recommend you to have an examination. Especially if you train in voice or sing a lot, and it’s still hard to let out high-pitched tones.
This information is all based off of my personal experience, and why I believe, “the subluxation of cricothyroid articulation is similar to a dislocated elbow.”

Note:There are so many causes if you cannot let out high-pitched tone.
If you figure out what the cause of the problem is, it is possible to show improvement – up to 90%, without suffering deformities or an irreversible illness.
So, ask yourself, is your throat is Okay?


The breathing method for anxiety, and when you need to relax

There are so many cases when an individual gets nervous or anxious, talking or singing in a public atmosphere such as a concert, a meeting, a recording or a presentation.
What are you gonna do to overcome this stress and anxiety?
You reassure yourself by saying, “don’t worry, don’t worry, I’m fine.” Unfortunately, you cannot control this feeling when you are nervous.
Please, shift your thoughts to other things rather than trying to suppress the nervousness.
I’ve found that breathing is the best way to fix this issue, after vigorous testing in various situatuions.
I would like to advise that relaxed controlled breathing is imperative for good quality vocalization, and I’ve developed some techniques to help you achieve this.
The considered points are as follows:
(1) Diaphragm
(2)Internal and External intercostal muscles
(3)Costovertebral joint

If the above three parts mentioned, successfully increase the performance of motion, you can produce the best breathing techniques and overcome any tense situation. I actively undertake this breathing method.
Now, I am going to explain the role of each part, and break them down into 8 key points, to assist in guiding you towards the proper training for this breathing exercise.
Your voice is going to be better if you get better breathing and make better performance of motion on your larynx.
You really can have a great voice, no matter how nervous or anxious you feel.
respiratory system anatomy
Note:It’s a done deal with this breathing method!
Practice in a comfortable area, inside or out, with no distractions affecting your relaxed state.
A lot of people want to just focus and take deep breaths, this is also correct.
But if you follow these steps, the results will be delivered easier and more efficiently.
This is the following way;
1:Inflate the abdomen to forward
2:Inflate the breastbone and arch your back
3:Inflate the shoulder for the shoulder blade to abduct
4:Take a breath with an awareness of time, counting 1 to 3
5:Then pause your breathing for 5 seconds at the maximal expiration
6:Breathe and blow out the air all at once, similar to air coming out of a balloon
7:After you breath out all of the air, pause for 5 seconds again
8:Repeat this sequence 3 to 5 times

Shocking news… 3 informative facts!

Larynx with trachea and vocal cords. Isolated on white

1.The subluxation (significant structural displacement) of cricothyroid articulation (or joint) is similar to a dislocated elbow! Although, studies show that multiple muscular and ligamentous attachments must be severed to produce subluxation.

2.Increasing phonatory pitch and the performance of high-pitched vocalization, changes by the figure of the inferior horn of thyroid cartilage.

3:Fact – 90% of people only use 50% of their throat strength.
To be honest, the voice can always make improvements … a lot of people just do not know the facts surrounding the voice to make them.

Halsschmerz - Anatomie

What does having a good voice mean…that the pharyngeal cavity is being used properly

The resonance chamber is located around the thyroid cartilage in the upper part of the throat. It is a very important influence, which ultimately determines the quality of a person’s voice.
You already know that the voice is produced by the vocal chords, but that does not affect the sound quality.
The vocal chord has two roles, the first role is to vibrate the fold and make the initial tone. Then secondly, extends and contracts the fold which changes the pitch.
The original tone and changing pitch are very important … but, “It’s just to produce the voice.” Not quality voice, which is what most are seeking to improve.
I often compare the vocal fold to an acoustic guitar.
For example, If you remove strings from y our guitar, then asked someone to hold the edge of strings, and then tried to the pick strings…
What kind of sound would you get? Is it loud? And, does the sound move your heart? Would a professional guitarist only cherish the quality of sound produced by the strings, compared to an amateur?

Quality is observed by all, and regarding the voice it is the same concept! The space of the body is very important to create the rich and resonant sound. It is indeed this space which makes it possible to effectively produce harmonic sounds.
There are five spaces which control the ability to produce a good voice in humans.
From closest to chord…1:laryngeal ventricle 2: piriform recess 3:pharyngeal cavity 4:oral cavity 5:nasal cavity These combined are known as the vocal tract.
The pharyngeal cavity, which is located behind the hyoid bone, has the largest movement role and directly affects the sound quality .
Most people think that professional singers and voice actors have great voices naturally, but the truth of the matter is that they only display an advanced ability (usually through classes and training) to be able to understand and use the space (the pharyngeal cavity) located behind the hyoid bone .
Note: More details about the vocal tract.
I recently received a question that asks, “Are the other resonance chambers not important?”
All of the chambers are of course important, but the pharyngeal cavity is the most relevant chamber to sound quality.
You can change the size and figure of your pharyngeal cavity as much as you wish, depending on the type of training goals you are working towards.
However, the hyoid bone which is in limbo has to be held by the muscle fibers of the middle constrictor.
So, let me describe the features of the other resonance chambers.
The laryngeal ventricle: Is the small space enclosed by the vocal folds and the false vocal cord (vestibule). It’s difficult to change the size or space of this, but this is important in achieving the high-quality of a P&P (Piano & Pianissimo).
The piriform recesses: The term “piriform,” which means “pear-shaped”, more so is required for swallowing (eating) than singing.The piriform recesses (piriform sinuses) are present on either side of the anterolateral wall of the laryngopharynx. They are bounded medially by the aryepiglottic folds and laterally by the thyroid cartilage and thyrohyoid membrane. They are a common place for food to become trapped. I would like you to care for this well, because located there is the epiglottis which is requited for the bel canto.                                                  The opera term, bel canto, refers to the use of a light tone in the higher registers, the ability to quickly execute accurate divisions, and a graceful phrasing rooted in a complete mastery of breath control.
The oral cavity:  Factors articulation. Such as the tongue and the role of final articulation. Which is when the voice appears to project away from the body. Although most teachers instruct to,”Please lift your soft palate higher”, it’s known that it cannot move as much as you would expect, because the area of the hard palate(bone) is larger than the soft palate.
The nasal cavity…This is the longest part of the vocal tract and also relates to the quality of sound. Especially high-pitched tones. If you can picture when the nose is “stuffed up”, this concept would be easy to understand.
By the way, I’ve heard that Alfredo Kraus changed the space and figure in the nasal cavity, delivering beautiful high-pitched tones. But, in my opinion, the nasal cavity is enclosed by hard parts: such as the ethmoid bone, the sphenoid bone, the nasal septum and the maxilla. The soft tissue has no mobility, therefore, I do not think his theory is accurate.
1:laryngeal ventricle 2: piriform recess 3:pharyngeal cavity 4:oral cavity 5:nasal cavity

Where is the correct position of the diaphragm?

Which one is the correct position of diaphragm in 1 to 4?
The answer is “2”.
The diaphragm is probably more upper located than you thought.
Oxygen flows only into the lungs, if the air were to flow into your belly, it would be fatal.
As I had stated before in previous pages, it is a misconception: People think that abdominal breathing means that air flows into the belly.
Correctly say, “if you move your stomach and back sufficiently, in such a way, it will put a substantial amount of air in your lungs.”
I would like you to know the facts and have a great voice.
If the exhalation just increases;
(1)The vocal chord vibration increases and the volume of voice gains..
(2)The efficiency of amplitude is improved and it is easier to hit high notes.
(3)The air current of exhalation is stable and Piano, Pianissimo both become more beautifully defined.
(4)You can vocalize without straining the throat because of Bernoulli theorem.
(5)Even if you are nervous, you can still sing stable without stopping.

It must be correct exhalation to achieve said results.
So, what is the correct exhalation exactly?
I: The movement of the abdominal cavity and chest are smooth.
II:The costal cartilages displays a stretch movement, and the costovertebral joints have a wide motion of range.
III:The part of larynx is not in the depth of place(It’s important for preventing LDP!)
IV:The epiglottis has mobility and stands vertically.
V:No rhinocleisis(e.g. nasal congestion or deviated septum)

There are still a lot of requirements though, the above is only a brief explanation for reference.
By the way, the correct exhalation for singing is not equal to breathing capacity. Although having a large breathing capacity can have advantages for breathing, the usage and strength of air flow is what decides how your voice is affected.
Note1:Please note that the above figure is a sketch and the position of diaphragm is rough.
Note2:The high register also relates strongly to the exhalation. The strong, clear and sustained high register is made by the process of exhalation, the resonance chamber and the cricothyroid muscle.The cricothyroid muscle produces tension and elongation of the vocal folds by drawing up the arch of the cricoid cartilage and tilting back the upper border of the thyroid cartilage lamina; the distance between the vocal processes and the angle of the thyroid is thus increased, and the folds are consequently elongated, resulting in higher pitch phonation.
Note3:If you lose the sound of a pitch halfway or toward the end of your stage, You are probably not exhaling correctly.

Tall and big body are thought that the voice is big!

Happy New Year! I’ll break the essence of voice this year! And look forward to your continued reading.
I had a simple experiment, and I asked two men to participate in my experiment. They are not professional vocalists, such as a singer or announcer, one of the men is tall and heavyset, another man is short and skinny.
I used measuring equipment which is sound level meter can measure the sound volume.
At first, I trained them to speak at levels of 60dB, which is the same level of general conversation.
Not being too concerned at this time about the quality of voice, I put the sound level meter 4 inches away from their mouths and made them talk at 60dB levels all the time.
They studied the book first and then started to learn how to control speaking at a steady level of 60dB.
If their voice was too loud or even too quiet, I pointed it out them immediately and instructed them to get back to 60dB again.I then asked them to prepare their self-introductions.
The experiment was then ready to begin.
I asked a friend to join the experiment, and play the role of an audience. The two men the proceeded to introduce themselves in the front of audience. Introductions did not take more than 2 minutes.
Then, I asked the two men to have a conversation like we had practiced at 60dB voice levels previously, with the audience observing, and the results recorded.

I then surveyed 4 people, “Which man did you hear more loudly?”
This is result:
A:Tall and big man…0
B:Short and skinny man…2
C:Same for both…2

Even though they delivered the same volume of voice, the tall man sounded lower…Why?
My guess is people assume that a larger man talks loud, and is just perceived to have a strong voice without reason.
Yes, this is a stereotype. But, the man is subconsciously aware of this stereotype and that has an effect on his sound delivery. This means that man who is tall or big, is more hesitant to speak… resulting in a quieter sounding voice.
Many people would assume a tall or big man speaks with a loud and low voice, and a short or skinny man speaks with a quiet and thin voice. Even if a short skinny man does not have quiet voice, people often tell him, ”your voice is so quiet” or ”it’s hard to hear you.” which initiates drive for him to speak louder.

As a solution to this issue, I recommend practicing speaking with a sound level-meter in your hands. Which in turn, will display and assist in making you more aware of controlling steady sound levels, and also help you learn voice level continuity.
If you do not have any vocal chord problems or suffer LDP, you can master and control these sound levels with little effort.
If you think a person’s voice is too quiet or too loud, I want to say, please do not judge or confuse the quality and volume of voice with certain body types- “Develop your listening”
This is very important for anyone who is interested in the field of voice or sound.
Note1:When the 4 people surveyed were blindfolded and listened to the recorded voices, both men unanimously sounded the same in volume.