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The Bernoulli Effect: the Physics Behind Your Vocal Folds

Today we’re gonna talk about physics. Yes, we know, we usually talk about anatomy! However today is a departure because understanding this one very simple concept about the physics of the voice will allow you to speak or sing with …

By |August 21st, 2015|Vocal Health Tips|4 Comments

A breathing hack that will change everything

When someone tells you to “breathe,” what do you do?

If you’re like most people, you take a breath in. We’ve tried this experiment with many people, and 99% of the time a person’s reaction is to inhale. …

By |August 6th, 2015|Vocal Health Tips|2 Comments

Spotlight on Anatomy: The Sternocleidomastoid (the sexy neck muscle!)

Today’s Spotlight on Anatomy blog is focused on the sternocleidomastoid muscle, one of the most prominent muscles of the neck.

That’s a pretty long name for a muscle, which is why it’s often abbreviated and called the SCM. To understand …

By |July 23rd, 2015|Spotlight on Anatomy|Comments Off on Spotlight on Anatomy: The Sternocleidomastoid (the sexy neck muscle!)

The Double Wave: Music to Our Ears

If you’ve already tried using a vibrator for your voice, you may have experienced a jittery sound when you put the device on your throat near your vocal folds. We sometimes liken this to the sound of talking into a …

By |July 9th, 2015|Vibrant Voice Everyday|3 Comments

Spotlight on Anatomy: The Temporalis Muscle

Today in our Spotlight on Anatomy blog series, we’re focusing on the temporalis muscle, a muscle very involved in the action of the jaw. In this previous blog post we talked about the masseter muscle, which is our primary jaw …

By |June 30th, 2015|Spotlight on Anatomy|Comments Off on Spotlight on Anatomy: The Temporalis Muscle

Why am I more tense after I did a release exercise?!?

Periodically we get a message from someone who’s just learned the Vibrant Voice Technique that goes something like this:

Dear Elissa and David,

I’ve been dutifully practicing my VVT tension release exercises for the past couple of days and I’m

By |June 11th, 2015|Vocal Health Tips|Comments Off on Why am I more tense after I did a release exercise?!?

Spotlight on Anatomy: The Suprahyoid Muscles

Today in our Spotlight on Anatomy blog series, we’re focusing on the suprahyoid muscles, the group of muscles above the hyoid bone.

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The suprahyoid muscles are highlighted in magenta in the Gray’s Anatomy picture above. In a recent Spotlight on …

By |May 28th, 2015|Spotlight on Anatomy|2 Comments

What is resonance anyway?

Resonance is one of the more complex aspects of the voice to understand. So what is resonance anyway? One way to define it is reverberation. Another way is sympathetic vibration. A spectrogram is a picture of resonance, which shows that …

By |May 14th, 2015|Vocal Health Tips|Comments Off on What is resonance anyway?

Spotlight on Anatomy: The Strap Muscles

Today in our Spotlight on Anatomy blog series, we’re focusing on the strap muscles, the muscles directly surrounding the larynx.

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The strap muscles are so-called because they are small, flat, and strap-like. More technically, they are called the infrahyoid muscles…

By |May 1st, 2015|Spotlight on Anatomy|3 Comments

A Gift For You on World Voice Day!

Today is World Voice Day, an international event that happens annually on April 16th. Throughout the world today there will be activities, concerts and celebrations of the voice. However it’s especially fitting to be wishing you a happy world voice …

By |April 16th, 2015|Vocal Health Tips|Comments Off on A Gift For You on World Voice Day!