3. The Resonator: This refers to the area above the vocal folds, and it comprises the pharynx. The resonator is the space back of the mouth which creates different tones or qualities of voice. For instance, a well trained opera singer controls the resonator and makes resonances at 2500 hertz in order for the voice to be heard clearly without being absorbed in the sounds played by the orchestra. Voice problems related to this resonator do not usually occur. However, when a singer gets a surgical removal of the tonsils, it affects the resonator and can change the voice.
Written by Yeson Voice Center