Is my voice going to sound like this forever!!!

  • Little_Spoon

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    Jul 23, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    IS IT BECAUSE I'M GAY!!!


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    Jul 23, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    Unfortunately..... not necessarily because you're gay, but more than likely at this stage in your life it has extremely little possibility of changing (short of anything drastic). ...believe me, if I could change my voice, I would as well... I... have sorta a lisp and it bugs the hell out of me. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    What's wrong with it?
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    A sample, please. Reciting Walt Whitman, if possible.
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    breakers saidWhat's wrong with it?


    His voice:


    Your energy isn't crossing over correctly, I can tell by how you're stumbling over your thoughts and words, try doing these exercises, they'll cross over the left and right brain hemispheres inside of your skull correctly.





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    Jul 23, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Trust me, whatever you hear in your voice is not what other people hear in your voice. That's a blanket statement. Most people are quietly shocked the first time they hear their own recorded voice. People may hear certain qualities in your voice that you also hear, but you do not hear what everyone else hears. When you hear your own voice external to your head cavity, your brain freaks out a bit and doesn't know quite how to deal with it's builtin noise filter.
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    Yeah...My voice isnt lispy but its stuck at about 16 years old lol. Fortunately, my brothers dont have baritone voices either.
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Is my voice going to sound like this forever!!!

    Sound like what? Tiny Tim? Or Richard Simmons? What is wrong with your voice?

    OK, time for one of my true stories:

    In 1962, when I was 13, my parents got a reel-to-reel tape recorder, a German Telefunken brand as I recall. The stated idea was to buy prerecorded tapes, and also to have a "parlor novelty" where we could record and play back our own voices.

    And the first time I heard my own voice played back I was devastated. The queerest, most faggy voice you had never heard. I ran out of the room in tears, truly, and locked myself in my room for an entire day. I later learned that was my parents' intention, the real purpose of the tape recorder in the first place. Six months later it disappeared without explanation, I suppose its purpose fulfilled.

    But it had the desired effect my parents wanted. I "butched-up" my voice, dropped it an octave, flattened out my range, and lost those gay attributes. And later in college I took a Speech & Phonetics degree, among others, to completely suppress that gay sound.

    In later years I've relaxed a little, and allowed some of the old gay accent to return. But guys who have met me in person here can feel free to post their comments about how they think I sound today.

    So my point is you can lose it if you want. If it's important enough to you, see a voice coach, or take a degree like I did.

    The unexpected thing was that I discovered I have a wonderful voice, and have been a radio DJ and done other voice work. Problem is I just don't need the money, and I've always lacked ambition, hate the competition, so I won't do anything with it.

    But everywhere I go, strangers actually come over to me, and say: "Are you on radio? I overheard you and you have the most lovely voice!" I turned a faggy voice into a winner, and I see no reason why you can't do the same thing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
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    breakers saidWhat's wrong with it?


    His voice:


    Your energy isn't crossing over correctly, I can tell by how you're stumbling over your thoughts and words, try doing these exercises, they'll cross over the left and right brain hemispheres inside of your skull correctly.





    I don't think changing his voice to sound like one of those girls (especially the bottom one) is gonna help matters. icon_lol.gif
  • tbeaux

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    Jul 23, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    Why change your voice? if it is apart of you, then accept it and move on. If you are with a guy who doesn't want to be with you because of your voice, then why does he matter? love yourself.
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    Jul 23, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    Your voice isn't bad. It's not super high or flamey.
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    Jul 23, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    Oh Hunny, Really?

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    Jul 23, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    Mmm.. after having seen the video I think that the "problem" (just for me) is not your voice, but the words u choose to use (they sound too girly) and in a less degree the gestures and body language in general! A little bit of acting will solve it, I do it all the time icon_razz.gif
  • LJay

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    Jul 23, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    Please say just exactly what it is about your voice that you do not like.
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    breakers saidYour voice isn't bad. It's not super high or flamey.


    No not his voice....
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I used to hate my voice, I still would love someone else's voice, but ppl tell me its sexy, so Im like OK icon_lol.gificon_surprised.gificon_smile.gif
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Don't worry about it. I am sure that someday you will grow into the great All American male voices of Charles Nelson Reilly or Tony Randall. (You're too young, so look them up on YouTube)
  • MisterT

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    Jul 24, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Certainly nothing wrong with your voice, I like it. As stated above, it's more about the words you use and way you say it. Give it time. Also mentioned above, it's a real trip when you hear your own voice recorded and played back to you.

    I get compliments on my voice somewhat frequently, mostly recently at a park, talking to my friend, someone said they loved my voice and how deep it is, lol. I still don't like hearing it played back to me though.
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    Google: Toastmasters

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    Jul 24, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Your voice sounds fine. There's nothing wrong with your voice.

    When you become comfortable with yourself (I'm not saying your uncomfortable with yourself but everyone has some level of insecurity) you'll realize this.

    I used to be insecure about the way my voice sounded but I get as I got older I got compliments on my "deep radio voice." I thought they just were being nice until I listened to a recording of my voice; and they weren't just being nice. It actually does sound nice and smooth.

    I would show you a video of some people with severe stuttering problems which makes it hard for them to communicate to put things in perspective but I don't want to make everyone sad.