What affects nasal resonance?

There are a number of causes of resonance disorders, including velopharyngeal dysfunction, oronasal fistulas, obstruction in the nasal or pharyngeal cavity, and hearing loss.

Does the nasal cavity resonance sound?

So, when people might say, “Wow! You have lots of nasal resonance” or “You are really singing in the mask,” what they are referencing is this air that has filled up the sinuses and the bones that are vibrating sympathetically.

Should your nose buzz when singing?

Singers feel all kinds of different sympathetic vibrations in their bodies when they sing. One place sympathetic vibrations can be extremely proncounced is the area behind the nose, called the nasopharynx. This little pocket at the top of your pharynx can often really buzz and vibrate when you are singing very well.

What is throaty timbre?

Vocal Timbre, or as it is described as the quality of that tone utilizing complex overtones, or sound waves, is that unique “something” that gives color and personality to your voice, and how it is recognized. Every voice has its own distinguished timbre.

What are resonance disorders?

A resonance (REZ-uh-nents) disorder is a speech disorder in which something changes the way air flows through the mouth when a person is talking.

How can I improve my Hypernasality?

Speech Therapy for Children with Hypernasality

  1. Stimulability probe: Try to get the child to imitate oral resonance.
  2. Altering Tongue Position: Try for a lower, posterior tongue placement.
  3. Open Mouth: Have the child speak with his mouth more open.
  4. Change Volume: Try different volumes to see which has less nasality.

How can I improve my voice resonance?

Resonance is greatly improved by imagining a focused tone. You may envision your sound coming out of your forehead for high notes or out of the top of your head. Pointing the tone or singing into the mask of your face will also greatly affect your vocal resonance. These imaginations work better for some than others.

How do you sing with nasal resonance?


  • shape,
  • openings to and from the pharynx,and
  • tension of the pharyngeal walls.
  • How to sing with nasal resonance?

    While singers should avoid singing through the nose by lowering the soft palate excessively, with some air flowing through the nasal cavities vocal sound is bright, beautiful, and projected. High notes are easy to sing and hear. Flaring the nostrils also adjusts the shape and size of the nasopharynx.

    What is the best nasal cannula?

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  • What causes nasal speech?

    Nasal speech (hypernasality) and nasal air emission (air escaping down the nose when talking) happen when the back of the soft palate (roof of the mouth) does not fully close against the upper walls of the throat (pharynx) during speech, leaving the nasal cavity open.