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Voice is the sound produced in the larynx by the vibration of the vocal folds (vocal cords). Certain speech sounds are voiced by this vibration. The human voice conveys information about the speaker through paralinguistic features such as: pitch, loudness, resonance, quality and flexibility. Speakers vary these paralinguistic to infuse their talk with emotion.

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Why is diaphragmatic breathing important for my voice? Good breathing patterns are essential for producing a strong, effective and efficient voice. People with voice difficulties often use shallow, inefficient ways of breathing. Because of this, they can run out of breath when talking.

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Effective Voice Production

Three concerns Effective voice production involves at least three things: an appropriate breathing technique to provide the air support required to produce speech (diaphragmatic breathing) easy onset of the vibration of the vocal folds when speaking projecting the voice effortlessly without any strain…

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