Volume vibrating and Pitch vibrating

There are two types of vibrating techniques in vocalization, which are volume vibrations and pitch vibrations.
Regarding volume vibrations, it is important to properly control exhalation which consists of (1)functionality of the lungs (2)flexibility of the internal and external intercostal muscles (3)motional range of the costovertebral joint (4)muscular power of the rectus abdominis, the abdominal external oblique muscle and the latissimus dorsi muscle.
If these muscles move consistently well, you can control the diaphragm easily.
When taking a breath in, the diaphragm goes down and the lungs expand. A lot of people think that the diaphragm moves by itself but the diaphragm depends heavily on muscles (1) to (4).
If (1) to (4) do not move actively, you cannot expand the lungs, causing less breath to be taken in.
Also, if (1) to (4) muscles do not work smoothly, the phrenic nerve exiting from the cervical plexus relating to the sternocleidomastoid muscle or anterior scalene muscle directly causes the neck and shoulders to become stiff.
Regarding the pitch vibrate, the kinematic performance and the flexibility of the cricothyroid muscle are necessarily required to perform said action, and need enough space to be able to move the larynx freely.
It’s not good if the omohyoid muscle, the pharyngeal constrictors, the cricopharyngeal muscle and the stylopharyngeus muscles contract so much when vocalizing.
The vocal pitch is made by the vocal cord of expanding and contracting. The vocal cord is moved by the cricothyroid muscle.
Furthermore, the vibrational performance of the vocal cord is most important for pitch.
The vibration performance of the vocal cord depends on the vocal cord muscles and the vocal cord mucosa. The vocal cord vibrates at its best with moisturized vocal mucosa and flexible muscles.
For getting flexible vocal cord muscles, you have to improve the movement range of the cricothyroid articulation and arytenoid cartilage located at the top of the cricoid cartilage.
For moisturizing the vocal cords’ mucosa, you have to improve the blood circulation in the larynx. Two examples are, using a steam vaporizer or taking hyaluronic acid.
Voice care candy can give and penetrate hyaluronic acid to the mucosa in the larynx.
In fact, if you take the candy during singing or speaking, you will be able to let out your voice smoothly.

cool soundwave with reflection


A true high-pitched voice

The cricothyroid muscle plays a vital role in producing a high-pitched voice, and flexibility of the larynx is a necessary condition that must be met to be able to move the muscles properly.
However, if you only focus on the cricothyroid muscle to improve your high-pitched vocals, you may have a problem.
A man recently had a surgery called Laryngeal Framework Surgery type IV. This surgery changes a man’s voice to a woman’s voice.
Laryngeal Framework Surgery type IV reduces the distance between the cricoid cartilage and the thyroid cartilage by using a wire or a titanium bridge. The cricothyroid articulation is then bent more to be able to extend the vocal cord, in turn resulting in higher-pitched voice.
This surgery is easy physically, but the physician needs to be highly skilled and experienced to be able to achieve the results and expectations of the patient surrounding the high-pitched vocal range.
However, there are some negative reports from inexperienced Surgeons performing Laryngeal Framework Surgery type IV. These reports state that patients have suffered post surgical problems, not had their expectations met and claimed to have received an expected mixed voice.
You can certainly get a high-pitched voice if you have a successful surgery.
But with unsuccessful surgery the voice may be left sounding flat, like a robot, thin, cannot resonate well, or completely impossible to control or change vocal pitches.
Even if you want the ability and qualities of a high-pitched voice, you cannot attract people and there are many risks if you choose the surgical route. I would like to help you get an attractive and good high-pitched voice without surgery.
The resonance chamber is very important for high voice production, just as much as the movement of the cricothyroid muscle. Keep in mind that the resonance chamber is what makes the high-pitched voice sound rich and full. The soft palate and the epiglottis are also especially important also, and if you can control and exercise these, you can make a great high-pitched voice.
It is possible to mix high-pitched with low-pitched to be able to make deep and wide high-pitched tones.
Understanding the aspects and mechanics of the voice will aid in the production of a true high-pitched voice.

Note1:Please mix high-pitched, low-pitched and middle-pitched tones often. Even when you have a conversation. When you let out the high-pitched voice, try to emphasize the element of high-pitched and mix a little low-pitched with it.
When you let out the low-pitched voice, try to emphasize the element of low-pitched and mix a little high-pitched with it. If you focus and work on those intonation techniques – you will get an attractive voice!

Note2:A lot of people have asked me, “How do I train the cricothyroid muscle?”
If I touch their cricothyroid muscle, I can immediately know if they use it properly or not.
In fact in my experience I had found out that a lot of people have a thin and weak cricothyroid muscle. Whereas, singers and people who exercise their voice often possess a really fat cricothyroid muscle.
When I check this muscle, I touch between the thyroid cartilage and cricoid cartilage under the thin cricothyroid muscle. People who have a thin and weak cricothyroid muscle usually have hardened muscles around the larynx. Unfortunately, you cannot train the cricothyroid muscle when it is in this condition of hardening. Training in a bad condition can result in muscle strain, possible inflammation and/or discomfort. If a person had been using their cricothyroid muscle properly it is possible to train and maintain (softness and flexibility) those muscles, by simply expressing strong/medium fluctuation techniques in intonation often when having general conversation.
Therefore, please make sure you have the right conditions met and environment present to be able to move the cricothyroid articulation before any kind of intense or daily training.

Note3:Some people notice the throat is hardened if they sing a song in a high-pitched voice. This hardening is a natural habit of the muscles, not a medical disease.
The reason why this issue happens is unknown. But if you find out which specific muscle is hardened and give it massage this will stretch and relax the muscle, which prepares and preps the muscle for future training.

Part3: How to train the diaphragm

Voice production relies on the action of air vibrating the vocal folds to make basic sounds, and overtones in the resonance chambers that let the voice out (like an air wave) from the body.
The air current is managed by breathing. Breathing is made possible by the use of the lungs and the diaphragm.
I’ll now introduce an exercise on how to strengthen your diaphragm.
First start with this warm-up. Stand face front with your legs shoulder-width apart.
Taking a breath in at once, and imagine breathing the air in through the bottom of your feet from the ground until your lungs are full with air.
Please be aware for the moment when your diaphragm rises. This is when the pelvic floor area drops, and can be compared to feeling like you put an inflated balloon in your belly.
You can also open your arms and extend them widely if you want.
After expansion and inhaling the air fully, push all the air out from the lungs, 10 separate times.
You do not need to let out your voice at this time, but please make sure to let out all the air from your lungs.
Now that you are warmed up, do the same method again. Only this time, twist your body at a 90-degree angle for both the right and then left side.
First bend to the front, then bend the right and left positions. These three motions are equal to one rep. I advise doing 3 or 5 reps per day.
You can improve the movement of the diaphragm using this exercise which in turn will have a positive effect on your vocalization.
Don’t forget, the breath is the driving force for the voice. Understanding the mechanics of the throat combined with the best exercises and breathing techniques will give you a great voice.