How to: Good Vocal Cord Closure

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Your vocal cords are located at your larynx, or your voice box. Get good vocal cord closure with help from the developer of the "Singing Made Simple" technique in this free video clip.

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Hi there, Roger Burnley here, I'm a vocal coach in Hollywood, California. And today, I'm going to talk about how to get good vocal chord closure. Now, let me talk first of all, about what that means. Your vocal chords or vocal folds are located here at your larynx, or your voice box. So, you think, you've got these two chords that are attached this way. Right in the way you create sound, is that air comes through the wind pipe. And the vocal chords come together. Now, the way that they come together, is that their muscles that are attached to those chords. They come together to be able to create a sound. If you could look down your head, you would see that when you start to speak. That the chords come together, to be able to create that sound. When they're apart, you're just actually getting air that's going through. And so, you're not actually creating a sound. So, so much of what you do with your voice, is really directed by how you think about it. You can actually think that you are going to direct those vocal chords to come together, and that's exactly what they will do. now, the problem is, the larynx or the voice box needs to stay more relaxed or in place for that to happen. What I'm going to do, is a little exercise here. So that you can start to see or hear how I'm directing the chords to come together, creating that closure, that we're talking about. I'm just going to play it here for you, a little exercise I use. Now, you'll notice that I wasn't having a lot of movement. All I was doing was, every time I started, because the exercise was going higher. I was just getting above it, thinking that I was ringing the vocal chords together. That is how you obtain that closure. So, it's so much happening in the way that you think about it, as well. So, again, I am Roger Burnley, vocal coach in Hollywood, California. We're talking today, about gaining great vocal chord closure. See you soon.


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