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1

Cricothyroid

Stretches and tenses vocal ligaments
Increases pitch + more forceful speech

2

Thyroarytenoid

Relax vocal ligaments
Decreases pitch + softer voice

3

Posterior cricoarytenoid

ABductors
Make voice louder by opening rima glottidis

4

Lateral cricoarytenoid

Adducts vocal ligaments
Responsible for whispering

5

Arytenoids (oblique and transverse)

Adduct vocal ligaments
Make voice quieter