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Voice and Speech Midterm
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The normal conversational speaking rate is about _____ words per minute
The natural voice requires a balance between what 3 things?
Breathing, phonation, resonance
Breathing mechanism 1-5 places
Larynx, trachea, lungs, bronchial tubes, large diaphragm
The pitch of your voice is determined by the ______, _______, and ________ of your vocal cords
thickness, size, tension
How many vocal cords are in the larynx?
Large, relaxed vocal cords produce
Thin, tense vocal cords produce
The muscles in the larynx and the vocal cords, which are a pair of _______ themselves, contract or relax ____________ to produce the pitch we want to use
Three cavities above the vocal cords
throat, mouth, nose
What are the only three sounds in the english language that require nasal resonance?
m, n, ng
Mouth and nasal cavities are separated by the ________ and the _________
bony hard plate, muscular soft plate
How many americans have voice problems?
What are 5 examples of environmental enemies of a natural voice?
air quality, special circumstances, humidity, noise, speaker-listener distance
What are 9 physical enemies of a natural voice?
Aging, allergies, fatigue, fear, hormonal changes, hydration, medications, recreational drugs
What is it called when you use too much effort to speak?
Hard glottal attack
What is it called when you speak too low in your throat?
What are the 5 levels of loudness?
whisper, soft voice, conversational voice, loud voice, yelling
A good exercise to open your voice is the __________ method
Normal voice focus is the intersection of ________ focus and _______ focus
3 Physical stressors to a voice
cold and heat, infection and irritation, noise and visual pollution
Anyone who's voice is hoarse for more than ____ days should have an ________
10 year old girl's vocal cord length
15 year old girl's vocal cord length
Typical adult male's vocal cord length
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