The Control of Airflow during Singing
Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University
President, Glottal Enterprises
Typical subglottal air pressures in speech and singing
Idealized representations of three ways for reducing glottal airflow during sung vowels.
Glottal airflow during three types of unvoiced intervocalic consonants.
Subglottal pressure traces illustrating the maximum speed of change for unidirectional and cyclic volitional respiratory gestures.
Four potentially valid mechanisms for reducing airflow during the production of unvoiced consonants.
Measurements of the variation of airflow during an intervocalic unvoiced consonant with no articulatory obstruction.
Some potential intervocalic timing patterns for unvoiced stops
Oral airflow patterns comparing an aspirated and unaspirated English /t/ in speech.
The upper trace in Figure 8 contrasted with two examples of the aspirated and unaspirated geminated stop consonants in the spoken phrases “What time” and “What dime”.
Three airflow traces in which a phoneme /s/ is followed by an unvoiced consonant /p/
Comparison of airflow in spoken and sung unvoiced consonants.
(Adapted from the reference below.)