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The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords or voice reeds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx.

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Why I have “pops” in my vocal

I recently noticed when I'm singing I have "pops" like Popcorn in my voice. I've never had this before, what is that "pops"? It's normal? Here's example https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Practicing notes with strain?

Should you practice the notes which you can reach but feel strain or only practice with those where you are comfortable? I apologize for any mistakes in the terminology. I am a beginner in music ...
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Vocal/ Humming troubles

I am recovering from a sinus issue. Much has improved except for whatever muscle it takes to hum. I do the puppy whining exercises and can't get it to work. Therefore I have no midrange. I've steamed ...
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Low notes and puberty [duplicate]

So I've been thinking... I'm almost 18 years old and, after puberty, I can't seem to be able to reach a low D or C. My range ends at about E2-Eb2 depending on the day and I can project those, E2 at ...
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Does one's voice get lower with age?

Does your voice (range) get lower as you age? Is this a fact? If so, does it affect your lower as well as the higher end of the vocal range ( the lower end expands a small bit and some of the upper ...
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Losing my vocal range?

Just over four days ago I had a comfortable chest range of D2-F#4 but over the last two to three days it's been "reduced" down to E2-E4. I can still inch down to D2 (while sounding a bit vocal-fry-ish,...
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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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Is there a specific vocal technique to sound “croaky” towards beginning of phrases?

Enrique Iglesias in his song Hero, uses a vocal technique where he somehow stresses beginning of many phrases that sound especially "croaky", starting with "~~~Would you dance...", where "~~~" refers ...
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I haven't practice on singing before?

I'm 15 years old. I have a really strong and high-pitched voice. I like songs and dancing too much but I haven't ever tried to sing. 4 months ago I tried to sing and saw that I have a good voice. At ...
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Playing vocals on instrument

I’m not advanced sooo just wanted to ask- i found a music sheets with vocal and accompaniment. As no one will sing for me i need accompaniment. Is it possible to merge it? I play on piano, so I can do ...
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Am I stuck like this?

My name is Stavros and I am 16 years old. My voice changed around 12-13 and my voice stopped breaking around 14. I've always wanted to sing. My current range is B1-F#5. However, I flip into falsetto ...
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open throat = less air = less voice loss?

I often experience voice loss after singing. I was told this can be caused by too much air through the vocal cords, which irritates them. Are they really related? And is there a relation between "...
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Will my voice get any higher?

I am 14, I'm a mezzo soprano but I really want to be a soprano (like in opera terms). Will my voice get any higher?
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What comes after vocal warm ups and Exercises?

AKA How do I actually learn to sing songs? After I've done all my vocal/warmups practice etc then what? Do I just attempt to go sing something? How do I know I'm even singing that thing I'm ...
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What is the theory behind vocal warm up?

I watched a couple videos on YouTube and I stumbled upon one for beginners, shot by a soprano from my native country in which she makes muted vocal warm up. I searched the internet but couldn't find ...
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Passagio Points & Vocal Breaks

What the purpose of a singer or vocalist knowing the different breaks in their passagio. Does knowing your passagio points reveal what voice you're in?
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Optimum Singing Pitch

Do singers have an optimum pitch within their tessitura (the range within which most notes of a vocal part fall) or would the their tessitura be considered the optimal pitches? I already know about ...
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Is the advice given in this video on “how to make your voice deeper” valid?

I know I can't make my (speaking) voice deeper. But I would like to make it less thin and fragile. In this YT video on How to make your voice deeper the coach tells you to: Strengthen your throat ...
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Accessing Head Voice From Vocal Fry

Is it possible to access one's head voice by by using vocal fry? Falsetto is known to have its vocal chords spread apart, resulting in a high pitched but airy and quiet tone. Head voice is also used ...
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Is humming good for the vocal cords?

Does humming at low volume abuse the vocal cords? I find that if I hum for a long time, I have difficulties while performing.
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Trombone to Voice

I'm both a trombonist in a couple bands and a bass vocalist in an acappella group. I find that when I play trombone for an extended period of time, then switch to singing, I can't access the bottom ...
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What instrument can help increase your lung capacity and vocal projection?

I am interested in picking up a musical instrument which can also help increase my lung capacity and vocal projection. Trumpet, trombone, and saxophone are some of the instruments cross my mind, are ...
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Pitching a note based on where it resonates in your body?

I was noticing how in the range E3 - E4, every note feels like it's coming from a specific point. e.g. E4 is at the back of my mouth, C4 feels around my Adam's apple, G3 is at the bvery bottom of my ...
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How can I tell if I (or other male singers) are using falsetto or head voice?

There are some related questions: What is the difference between male head voice and falsetto? (but the accepted answer answers a different question) How to differentiate between head voice and ...
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How can a novice singer develop their tone?

Let's say someone can sing in tune and doesn't have any bad sounds to their voice - but their tone is simply not that nice/interesting. How can they work on their tone to develop it... what actually ...
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Eliminating Vocal/Glottal Fry

A little background: I'm a countertenor that sang faithfully since 1996 with my former church in the choir and as a soloist. I've also done some musical theatre. After we did a recording at church ...
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How long to learn/understand/master mixed-voice technique?

I recently began taking singing lessons twice a week. I am a low tenor, with my highest note being G# above middle C. I advised my coach that I want to sing as high as possible, in the post-hardcore ...
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Why does singing high notes seem to strain my vocal chords more than low notes?

One way I fulfill my desire to perform music is by playing in a band and a duo as the lead singer (with my guitar). We play mostly cover songs. Some shows last as long as four hours but the ...
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Why do I sing better after sport? [duplicate]

I noticed that after a good amount of swimming, my vocal chords feel a lot more 'free', so hitting higher notes is less of a struggle. I also noticed that I'm able to achieve a more natural vibrato ...
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How can I increase my vocal endurance and sing longer without getting hoarse and losing my voice?

I sing either solo or as lead singer in my band, on shows lasting from 3 to 4 hours. I do take a break occasionally and sip water between every other song. I also avoid alcohol before and during my ...
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Why do I sing a lot better post intense workout?

I've been singing for years but I don't know why I sing so much better post intense workout. It's like I am truly ready to sing no matter what the notes are. I can hit all those high notes easily and ...
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How to sing higher head voice notes more quietly?

Is it possible to sing the higher notes we access by using the head voice? Why are higher notes so much louder when sang, and attempting to sing them very quiet often results in voice cracking? As ...
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What food / drink affects vocal characteristics?

I was just listening to a brief interview with Kathryn Jenkins and the subject of "looking after your voice" came up. I couldn't find anything directly about food/drink here so thought I'd ask. She (...
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Controling The Larynx When Singing

I have been told before that one should keep their larynx (is that the adam's apple area???) neutral when singing. Whenever I start to sing, my adam's apple moves up and down depending on the pitch. ...
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In what ways can smoking damage your vocal cords and have irrevocable effects on it?

I was reading this text about "How Is Smoking Bad For Singers" and it says: While you may feel that smoking helps with performance anxiety, it may damage your vocal cords irrevocably. And then it ...