The larynx has two important aspects, instrumental and sport values.
Sound quality is decided by the size and figure of the thyroid cartilage, and the resonance chambers. The actual performance of vocalization is made by the flexibility and the activity of the larynx muscle. Review (1) ～ (4) These parts mainly enhance the sound source that is made in the vocal chord and the resonance chamber.
(1) laryngeal ventricle (2) piriform recess (3) pharynx (4) oral cavity
The laryngeal ventricle is the small empty space which is located directly above the vocal chord. If you can control the figure and space freely you will be able to make a great voice, because you will be changing the sound source.
Of equal importance is the epiglottis, which is the resonance chamber in the piriform recess through the pharynx.
The epiglottis’ primary function is to cover the glottis, preventing food or water from going into the glottis when swallowing.
It is a known fact, that the epiglottis does have a large impact regarding the production of sound.
In my opinion, the epiglottis resembles leaves. The cartilage and the thyroepiglottic muscle both pull up the epiglottis.
I’ve closely examined the optical fibers of the throats of many great singers.
When they let out high-pitched tones (especially the act of whistling) the epiglottis softens, curls up, or thins down the piriform recess and the pharynx which surrounds the epiglottis.
If you want to control your the throat and change the empty space freely, you should focus and imagine that this space is like a concert hall. When vocalized, the voice always sounds different in a concert hall. Sound travels, even bounces off things, and when sound is carried a far distance an echo occurs. A really good echo will return to you after several seconds. In order to get an echo, sound must follow a rule of reflection that says that it will bounce at the same angle at which it hit. Though, the strength and energy of the sound emitted, and the texture of the surface the sound is bouncing off of are conditions which determine an echo. Understanding the mechanics and conditions necessary, will make it possible to make a self-echo by utilizing the space in your throat.
Contrary to vibrations, which vary through different tones made, you can change the tempo of sound or note determining its strength or weakness.
Self-echo…The echo is indeed considered a phenomenon of the human body.
Note1: I’m even still learning and understanding the role and connection of the epiglottis and the bel canto.
“(1)The position of thyroid cartilage and epiglottis (2)The current of exhalation (3)The feature of soft palate” are all important.
Stay posted, for more detailed information will be shared in the upcoming weeks.