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The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat by Robert Najarian

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Chapter 10The Violent Soundscape

In order for the human body to make sound there must be effort. The diaphragm lowers to make room for the lungs to expand with air. When enough air is present in the lungs the diaphragm rises to expel the air up through the trachea to pass over the vocal folds and create sound. That sound then passes through the oropharynx and becomes formed through the manipulations of the tongue and lips. This is an over simplification of the process that happens when a person wishes to speak. Moreover, there are many steps between the will to speak and the act of speaking. Speaking is just that: an act. It takes effort through action of multiple parts of the human body in order to make sound. It takes even more parts added ...

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