Vocal Anatomy

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Palate

  • Located in the roof of the mouth
  • 2 main parts: hard palate and soft palate

Hard Palate

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  • The front 3/4 of the total palate length
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  • The back is formed by the palatine bone

Soft Palate

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  • The back 1/4 of the palate
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  • System of muscles can be raised, lowered, moved forward, backward, tensed