Although the person is speaking in German in the following video, it is fun to see how of parts of your body work together to create speech and, in a more sustained way, singing! See 1’20” for more slower vowel production and isolated consonant articulation. Enjoy!!

(1) MRI Video: Echtzeit_MRT-Film: Sprechen

(2) Singing Basics: How do Vocal Cords Work?

Good, brief description/explanation with real-life examples.

(3) How the Larynx Produces Sound (animation).

(4) The Vibrating Larynx.

This video, produced in Holland in 1960, provides a deep insight on the mechanics of phonation in singing. The main authors are Van der Berg (a scientist on voice) and William Vennard (a singing professor). The work reflects the knowledge and latest findings 50 years ago and a lot more has been discovered, but the main information remains correct and very well explained. First three parts feature real cadaver parts being manipulated; Part IV (at around 6’30”) features real singers voices at work.

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

(5) Larynx – Cartilages – 3D Anatomy Tutorial (animation).

Good review.

(6) Larynx – Ligaments, Membranes, Vocal Cords – 3D Anatomy Tuturial (animation).

Good review.

(7) Laryngology 101: Reflux Laryngitis.

Medical issues: nodules, laryngitis, redness, ulcers, etc. and treatment

Warning: not for the faint of heart, but very interesting discussion of laryngeal problems.

 (8) Laryngology: Vocal cord paralysis.

Medical video. Real-life case studies.

Warning: not for the faint of heart.