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The Living Voice Video: A Guided Tour of the Human Larynx in Speech and Song

Technology #2017

Using a compelling combination of live talking and singing footage of the human larynx together with informative classroom-style instruction, this video presents a complete description of normal human voice production during speech and song.

The work is a collaboration between authors from the fields of Laryngology and Vocal Pedagogy, and seeks to provide an understanding of voice to those without any prior knowledge of anatomy.

The format is engaging and at times humorous, and will be of particular interest to voice educators and other teachers at all levels.

Other professional voice users or those involved with care of the voice will also find it informative, useful, and entertaining.

The authors' have used this type of video with students as young as the 3rd grade, however teachers will need to consider the maturity of their own students when deciding whether detailed anatomic video of the vocal tract is appropriate in their classroom.

Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D. Director, Vocal Health Center and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology University of Michigan Medical School

Freda A. Herseth Associate Professor, Division of Vocal Arts University of Michigan School of Music

Ordering Information:

  • Purchases can be made by Licensing this Technology via the link on the right.
  • DVD's are available for $39.95 each, plus $6.50 S&H (Michigan residents please add $2.40 sales tax unless you are tax-exempt).
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