Question about false-cord.

By February 26, 2011September 1st, 2011About the voice, KTVA Blog

Hey, I was wondering if you know anything about false-cord?


The vocal folds, also known as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the larynx.  They vibrate, modulating the flow of air being expelled from the lungs during phonation.

False vocal folds (Vestibular fold)

The vocal folds above are  ”true vocal folds’ to distinguish them from the false vocal folds.  These are a pair of thick folds of mucous membrane that protect and sit slightly superior to the more delicate true folds. They have a minimal role in normal phonation, but are often used to produce deep sonorous tones in Tibetan chant and Tuvan throat singing, as well as in musical screaming and the death growl vocal style.

The false folds are also called vestibular folds and ventricular folds.

False vocal folds, when surgically removed, can regenerate completely.