November NATS Chat - Articulation = Physioacoustics

3:00 PM, November 13, 2022

Angelika Nair

Articulation = Physioacoustics
Featuring Angelika Nair
*Different time: 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Articulation may refer to architecture — a method of styling the joints; to botany — a joint between separable parts; to anatomy — the location at which two or more bones make contact; or to linguistics — the study of how humans produce speech sounds via the interaction of physiological structures. What all of them share in common is something being jointed or interrelated and its interaction. Phonetics is the study of speech sounds, their articulations, acoustics properties, as well as perception. As voice specialists/users (teachers, singers, therapists, etc.) we have to become phoneticians. All languages consist of strings of phonemes; a single language sound, regardless of how it is produced. Vowels and consonants are a result of the physiological changes within the vocal tract. Consonants result from a degree of obstruction/restriction through the combination of our articulators. This is true in particular with one of the most malleable active articulators within the vocal tract, the tongue. However, how does the tongue affect ones singing and how can one manipulate it for our purposes? Join this NATS Chat to hear author of “The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility” provide insight and answer the question.

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