Air Pressure

Visualizing Air Pressure

So far, we’ve learned to notice and feel the aspects of articulation. Now we’re going to consider the air pressure in speech. When we intake air into our bodies, the air particles push on the walls of our lungs and vocal tract. This pushing force is known as “pressure”, and the intensity of this pressure varies. We can feel pressure in the various parts of our own bodies, and we feel the pressure in other people’s bodies by hearing their speech. This of course all happens unconsciously, but as always, we can become conscious of these dynamics and use our awareness to improve our listening and pronunciation. First, let’s get a visualization of ai pressure at the most basic level - in the function of breathing. Watch the videos and share your main takeaways in the #completions channel.