False Folds

Term Category: Anatomy

The False Folds, or vestibular folds, sit above the true vocal folds. Despite many similarities, they are minimally used in normal phonation. Singers may employ them to add a level of growl or roughness to the sound. Some teachers believe that a narrowing or constriction of the False Folds can increase the chance of vocal injury.

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