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Related to phonate: phonatory, True vocal cords
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One means for discovering this is to have the student phonate on a middle voice pitch on a /z/, /n/, or a raspberry with the hands placed lightly on the cheeks.
Hold the breath with puffy cheeks; and then, allowing only a tiny air stream to escape the lips, phonate loudly on a low pitch.
This is accomplished by having the participant phonate on a comfortable vowel and increase vocal loudness from the softest possible phonation to as loud as possible.
If it requires the larynx to phonate, we should teach it.
The singer can actually phonate on these sounds, but the duration of the small note will be comparatively shorter than the duration of the main note.
If the vocal folds approximate and phonate, tone is created and the physics becomes more complicated.