I have talked about my theory that… ‘The cricothyroid muscle might be the same muscle as the pharyngeal constrictors,’
You can stretch the pharyngeal constrictors by sliding and turning over the thyroid cartilage or by stretching the muscle fibers gently.
In my voice care salon I usually use a small vibrating tool, the brand name is “Gold Vibration,” to massage or finely move the muscles of the throat relating to vocalization.
In order to train the pharyngeal constrictors, for more specific training, relieving firmness, and increasing the flexibility of the cricothyroid muscle, I focus on the instrinsic muscle area.
I think this is the most effective and reliable training available for the pharyngeal constrictors and cricothyroid muscle. This is because, using this method, it is possible to contract the muscle fibers of the cricopharyngeal part of the pharyngeal constrictors and cricopharyngeal muscle.
Note:A professional such a myself, a trained technician or vocal coach can easily know and recognize that the muscle fibers of the middle constrictor go towards to the greater cornu of the hyoid bone when touching the middle constrictor.
Mind you, there are individual variances in size and shape for every person.
such as the following, you do not want to take training with a vocal coach if…
1.They are not familiar with or can’t identify your throat from a medical point of view.
2.They do not value the medical grounds.
3.They impose you ‘their’ theory without the scientific grounds.
4. They always brag about their success.
5.Are too emotional
6.They always speak ill of other vocal coaches.
7.They force/push you to buy their book and/or goods.
8.They ask you to them loan money.
Note:You also have to be a good student, punctual and dedicated, if you want to get the most out of vocal training. Most vocal coaches just teach you through their own way on the basis of their experience.
Their methods are not wrong, but you won’t know whether their way is suitable for your throat or not unless you actually take training lesson once or even continued with them.
It is common with successful people in the music industry to have gone through training with many different vocal coaches before. Therefore, the learner also has to judge if their coach’s methods are producing results and if the training is appropriate or not.
You should quit and look for another coach if you are ever with a coach, whom’s training does not fit you or your goals.