The cricothyroid muscle is a very important muscle, which is used to let out a high-pitched voice.
There are so many ways to train the cricothyroid muscle, but in this post I am going to explain how to train this muscle without using the voice.
First, there is an important condition that must be met.
You have to have flexibility of the throat muscles, the hyoid bone, the thyroid cartilage, the cricoid cartilage and the tracheal cartilages can not stick to the vertebra. This flexibility is required, in order to move the cricothyroid articulation properly without causing strain or stress.
If you meet these conditions, this training can be very helpful.
This is great way to train, without using your voice. You can do this anytime and pretty much anywhere, such as when on a train, at school, even at work.
This is the following way;
1. Vocalize “Wo” and “I” several times in a row without the use of the voice.
2. Imagine and target, “Wo” as being low-pitched, and “I” being high-pitched.
3. Vocalize with your mouth half open and do not move the lips or tongue.
4. Relax your larynx and do not stop breathing.
5. Start at a slow pace, and increasing faster gradually, and ending at top speed.
If you do the movements correctly, you will feel the movement of the cricothyroid muscles dynamically.
When I studied this exercise, I observed that the muscles shrink within the range of 0.1 of an inch. The area where the shrinking occurs is located approximately between the cricoid cartilage and the thyroid cartilage.
I believe that the mass hardness also increases.
Unfortunately, only 2% of people can do this training properly at first. If you meet the conditions, practice will improve the delivery and benefits of this exercise
If after doing this exercise you did not show improvement to your high-pitch voice, you probably have rigid muscles around the larynx or the training was not done correctly. You need to train properly.
Note1:About #5 listed above, you can also use this exercise to train and improve your vibrating ability.
Note2:People have a rigid middle constrictors: the inferior constrictor muscle and the cricopharyngeal muscle.
Actually, those muscle are for swallowing, but if those muscles are rigid, it negatively affects vocalization.
For some people, this is a natural form of the muscle, not acquired through habit or disease.
Keep in mind, you cannot move the cricothyroid articulation easily unless you fix the said issue.