What You Need
Here's What You Do:
Hold your fingers against the front of your throat and say Aaaaah. Notice the vibration against your fingers.
Change the sound to an Oooooh. Then to an Eeeeee. What do you notice with your fingers as you listen? How about your mouth?
Would you say the different vowels are made differently by your throat or your mouth?
Now try this:
Try Ssssss, not Esssss. Does your throat vibrate? What is vibrating?
How about Ffffff or Zzzzzz? What is vibrating?
Other things to try:
Vary the tone of the Aaaaah sound from low to high and back again. How do the vibrations change in your throat?
Hold your hand to your throat while speaking. Pitch varies with the emphasis given to different words. The last words of a question, for example is at a higher pitch.
Musical instruments and our voices use the same basic principles of vibration (plucking a string, blowing on a reed or your vocal chords).
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