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Closing the Phonatory Gap

Phonatory Gap

Phonatory gap. A fancy term deserving a simple explanation. Today we’ll look at the effects of the phonatory gap, and I’ll show you a couple of exercises that will help you to fix this all-too-common vocal fold posture.

Essentially, when the vocal folds don’t fully adduct, that is close, along the full glottal line, we can end up with a chick or a gap at the rear of the vocal folds. Now, typically the mutational chink self-resolves as the young singer moves through and completes puberty. But there are times when the vocal fold posture does not mature properly, leaving the now adult voice with an overly breathy, and at times, raspy tone.

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