Presentation on theme: "TheHumanVoice11. The Human Voice MESSAGES are: Packages of information Can be: Verbal Non-verbal We’ve discussed NONVERBAL messages and now."— Presentation transcript:
The Human Voice MESSAGES are: Packages of information Can be: Verbal Non-verbal We’ve discussed NONVERBAL messages and now it’s time to work on VERBAL messages. Spoken ones, to be exact…
The Human Voice This lesson’s goals: Identify the parts of the body that create the voice Identify and describe the four steps to voice production Identify what is created at each step
The Human Voice How is the voice made? Step 1: RESPIRATION Respiration is BREATHING As you breathe in, your DIAPHRAGM (a sheet of muscle below your lungs) moves down, expanding your LUNGS
The Human Voice How is the voice made? Step 1: RESPIRATION As you breathe out, your DIAPHRAGM moves up, squeezing your LUNGS and forcing out the air The air going out carries the sound
WARNING: You will now look into someone’s throat. If you get queasy, turn away!! And keep the comments to yourself…
The Human Voice How is the voice made? Step 2: VIBRATION Happens in the LARYNX (your ‘voice box’). Men can easily find it, since it is the ADAM’S APPLE Your VOCAL CORDS vibrate as air passes through them, creating vibrations in the air (which is sound)
The Human Voice Voice Production: Vocal cords during breathing (open) Vocal cords beginning to close Vocal cords completely closed (making sound) Vocal cords beginning to relax again
The Human Voice Why do people become hoarse after yelling? Reason 1: Your vocal cords are controlled by muscles. Like all muscles, they can get tired. Reason 2: When you yell too loud, the vocal cords smack together to create the sound. They can become damaged.
The Human Voice How is the voice made? Step 3: RESONANCE Happens in your THROAT, your MOUTH, and your NASAL CAVITY This is where your voice is AMPLIFIED and PITCH is created This step creates vowels
The Human Voice How is the voice made? Step 4: ARTICULATION Happens in your MOUTH Structures in your mouth DEFINE AND CHANGE THE VOICE INTO WORDS This is where consonants are made
The Human Voice Vocal Qualities Aside from a perfect, neutral speaking voice (very rare) each person’s voice has one or more qualities which can be easily defined BREATHY LOW RESONANCE, QUIET PITCH RASPY GRAVELLY, HOARSE SOUND SHRILL HIGH PITCH, HARSH SOUND NASAL SPEAKING AS IF ALL OF THE SOUND WERE COMING OUT OF THE NOSE DENASAL CONSTANLY SOUNDS STOPPED-UP, LIKE WITH ALLERGIES HUSKY LOW, BEEFY VOICE
The Human Voice Vocal Qualities Aren’t these bad traits? Not exactly… Each of these can be a good thing to an extent. They can make a voice distinctive TOO MUCH of a vocal quality can HURT understanding, and then it becomes NOISE
The Human Voice Okay, let’s try this out! Pick a partner Compare voices to find each of your qualities. If there are any, write them down Be ready to tell the class what they are and why YOU HAVE 5 MINUTES TO DO THIS! GO!
The Human Voice Review: Respiration is: BREATHING The sheet of muscle that controls breathing is: THE DIAPHRAGM The larynx is also called: THE VOICE BOX Vocal cords do what: VIBRATE TO PRODUCE SOUND Resonance is: AMPLIFICATION OF VOICE AND PITCH CREATION Articulation is: DEFINING AND CHANGING THE VOICE INTO WORDS