Aspirate Onset/Offset

Term Category: Techniques

Aspirate Onsets/Offsets happen when airflow begins before the closure of the vocal folds (onset). The end of phonation occurs when the vocal folds separate before airflow ceases (offset). In both cases, this causes a moment of breathiness. Singers may wish to use aspirate onsets and offsets as stylistic choices.

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