Tutorials - Voice Production

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A selection of mini-courses have been developed as aids for understanding some of the more difficult concepts presented in the text, Principles of Voice Production (click here to order the book). Note that a refresher on basic acoustics can serve as a jump-start for those who haven't had a recent course in college physics. The text's glossary is also available for easy reference.

The rest of the tutorials are organized by chapter. You will notice that we did not develop tutorial material for Chapters 1 (Laryngeal Anatomy) and 12 (Voice Disorders). We think that those topics are so well described by others that we've provided links to a few recommended sites created by others:

Background Material

Chapter 1: Laryngeal Anatomy - Suggested links to external websites:

Chapter 2: Biomechanics of Laryngeal Tissue

Chapter 3: Fluid Flow in Respiratory Airways (Breathing)

Chapter 4: Vocal Fold Oscillation

Chapter 5: Generation and Propagation of Sound

Chapter 6: The Source-Filter Theory of Vowels

Chapter 7: Voice Classification & Lifespan Changes

Chapter 8: Control of Fundamental Frequency

Chapter 9: Control of Vocal Intensity & Efficiency

Chapter 10: Vocal Registers

Chapter 11: Fluctuations & Perturbations in Vocal Output

Chapter 12: Voice Disorders - Suggested links to external websites (these will open in a new browser window):

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