We often refuse toaccept an idea merelybecause the tone of voice inwhich it has been expressedis unsympathetic to us.

Friedrich Nietzsche


chapter fourVoice 101how voices work, what goes wrong, and ways to keep them healthy

Where does your voice live?

If you’re like most people, you think your voice is in your throat somewhere. Not so. Thinking your voice is located in your throat is like mistaking a saxophone reed for the whole saxophone. If you take that horn apart and play only the mouthpiece, it sounds ridiculous—like a duck with a deviated septum. The apparatus in your throat is just a small part of a much bigger and more splendid instrument.

From a purely technical standpoint, the sound of your voice begins with an impulse somewhere ...

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