Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vocal Cords

We just learned about our larynx that is sometimes called our voice box.

Inside the layrnx are your vocal cords also called your vocal folds or voice reeds.

Your vocal chords are two pieces of skin that stay open when you breathe, but when you want to talk they move close together and vibrate, kind of like when you put your lips together and blow air out to make a buzzing sound.
vocal chords
(from: wikipedia - vocal folds)

vocal chords animated
(from: wikipedia - vocal folds)

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