Glottal

Term Category: Techniques

A Glottal is a type of onset and offset. To do a glottal onset a singer adducts the vocal folds before the start of expiration. This type of onset tends towards increased vocal fold closure and may not be ideal for singers that wish to sing lighter, higher, or breathier phrases. For glottal offsets a singer stops the airflow before allowing the vocal folds to abduct.

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