4 ways to change your voice

4 ways to change your voice
4 ways to change your voice

The size of your vocal cords along with other physiological factors determine the sound of your voice. By the time you reach the end of your puberty, you will already have your final voice. However, there are factors in your environment that also play a role in how your voice is perceived by people around you. Although it is not possible to completely change your voice, for example going from a high-pitched voice to a low-pitched voice and vice versa, there are techniques you can try to change the tone and volume of your voice. and bring out the most beautiful in your voice.


Method 1 of 4: Disguise your voice

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Step 1. Pinch your nose as you speak

A quick and drastic way to change the way you speak is to block the passage of air through your nose, and you can easily do this by taking your nose between two fingers and pinching it to close its nostrils.

  • You can also achieve a similar effect by simply blocking the flow of air into your nose from your mouth.
  • As you speak, the air flow naturally passes through both your mouth and your nose. You will be blocking the passage of air through your nose by pinching your nostrils, resulting in air being blocked further down your mouth and throat. This change in pressure and amount of air causes your vocal cords to vibrate differently, which changes the way your voice is produced.
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Step 2. Use a different expression to speak

Try to speak while smiling or scowling, regardless of the topic.

  • Your facial expressions can change the emotion with which you say the words, but they also change the formation of those words because you put your mouth in a different position.
  • For example, compare the sound that “oh” makes when you smile and when you don't express any emotion with your face. A neutral “oh” is rounder whereas an “oh” when you smile will look shorter and might even look like an “ah”.
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Step 3. Muffle your voice

Put your hand or a tissue in front of your mouth as you speak. Whatever you put in front of your mouth, you need to put it as close as possible for the most dramatic effect.

Your voice, like any other sound, travels through the medium in the form of sound waves. The way these waves travel through air is different from the way they travel through another medium, such as a solid medium. When you put a solid obstacle in front of your mouth while you speak, you force sound waves to pass through that object and thereby change the way other ears perceive and interpret that sound

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Step 4. Mumble

When you speak, speak slowly and keeping your mouth less open as you say the words.

  • You will change both the way you form words and the way your voice carries them as you mumble.
  • When you mumble, you keep your mouth more closed than usual. Some sounds are pronounced by keeping the mouth slightly ajar, these will not change. On the other hand, sounds that require a wider mouth opening will be changed significantly.
  • Notice the difference in the sound when you say something as simple as "oh". First, say "oh" while opening your mouth wide and then repeat the same "oh" while barely parting your lips. If you listen carefully, you should notice the difference in sound.
  • You will also speak more quietly if you mumble. You can produce clearer, more neutral sounds by speaking quietly, but softer, older sounds will become less audible.
  • Try to spot the difference in sound when you repeat a simple phrase like "it's okay". Pronounce this sentence using your normal tone. You will notice that the "ç" becomes very hissing and the "a" very open. Then try to repeat that same phrase gently with a lower tone. The two "a" get along much less now and the "ç" is much more discreet.
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Step 5. Speak monotonously

Most people speak with emotion in their words in a natural way. Concentrate on keeping a flat, consistent tone as you speak. The less you use your emotions to speak, the more different your voice will sound.

  • The best way to notice a difference is to ask a question in a monotonous tone. When asking a question, it is natural to raise the intonation of the voice at the end. The same question can sound completely different if you ask it in a flat voice without that final change of intonation.
  • Likewise, if people tend to point out your lack of intonation in your voice, practice speaking with more enthusiasm and emotion. Think carefully about what you want to say and change your intonation to match what you want to say. The best way to practice is by using the word "yes". When someone says “yes” in an offensive way, the intonation should point downwards, while an enthusiastic “yes” will produce a louder sound that will stay high from start to finish.
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Step 6. Practice imitating an accent

Pick an accent that fascinates you and study how it's different from the accent you have. Each accent is a little bit different, so you'll need to familiarize yourself with the quirks of each accent before you can speak convincingly with that accent.

  • The rolled "r" is a feature of many accents, for example in the West of France, the North and in Quebec. In these regions, the "rs" are pronounced as in Spanish or Italian.
  • The "closed" is also a characteristic of many accents, in the north of France or in Quebec. In these regions, the "a" pronounced in a certain phonetic environment closes so much that it looks more like an "o" than an "a".

Method 2 of 4: Use technology to change your voice

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Step 1. Download an application on your smartphone

Voice changer apps that you can download to your smartphone allow you to record a message and play it back using a filter that changes your voice. There are many applications available. Some are chargeable, but others are free.

Take a look at the apps available in your iPhone's App Store, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play if you have a smartphone that works with Android

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Step 2. Use software on your computer

Do your research to find free downloadable software that converts voice to text or online software. Once you've installed them, type the phrase you want in the location shown and click "play" to hear the words you typed.

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Step 3. Get a device that changes your voice

These kinds of devices can be hard to find in department stores, but you can easily find them for sale on the internet.

  • The price of a device that changes the voice oscillates between 25 and 50 euros.
  • Each device works differently, so you should check the user manual for how to use it. Most of them give you the option to change the tone of your voice and you will find mostly portable models.
  • Some devices will ask you to record your message before changing your voice, while others will allow you to adjust your tone of voice as you speak, so you can transmit your changed voice through a phone. or a microphone.
  • Carefully read the instructions that came with your device, so you know how to use it in the right way.

Method 3 of 4: Change the way you speak

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Step 1. Get an idea of ​​what your voice sounds like

If you want to change your voice so that it sounds louder or deeper, register first to find out which method to use. Use a device to record your voice as you speak softly, while you speak loudly, and while you sing. How would you describe the sound of your voice? What would you like to change?

  • Does your voice sound more nasal or hoarse?
  • Is it easy or difficult to understand what you are saying?
  • Do you whisper when you speak or is your voice clear?
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Step 2. Stop talking about the nose

Many people have a voice that is commonly referred to as "nasal". A nasal voice tends to have a pitch that is unnatural because it doesn't have the ability to resonate the right way to produce a deeper tone. Others may find this kind of voice annoying and even difficult to understand. Make the following changes to get rid of your nasal voice.

  • Make sure your airways are not blocked. If you have a tendency to have allergies or your nose is often stuffy for whatever reason, your voice will become stunted and nasal. Get rid of your allergies, drink plenty of water, and try to speak when your sinuses are empty.
  • Practice opening your mouth well when speaking. Drop your jaw and form the words lower in your mouth, rather than producing them on the soft palate.
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Step 3. Don't speak with the back of your throat

Many people speak with the back of their throat to have a deceptively low tone of voice, in order to correct their high-pitched voice problem. It will be difficult for you to find the right volume when you force yourself to speak from the back of your throat and the result is a muffled voice that is difficult to understand. In addition, when you speak from the back of your throat trying to have a lower voice than it is, you strain your vocal cords and you can cause a sore throat or loss of voice over time..

Do breathing exercises and use techniques that will develop your voice. This can allow you to increase your range

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Step 4. Speak through your "mask"

If you want your voice to sound deeper and fuller, you need to speak through your “mask,” which is the area between your two lips and your nose. You will make your voice sound lower and richer by using your mask to speak.

If you want to know if you are speaking with your mask on, touch your lips and nose while you speak. They should vibrate if you use that whole area. If they don't vibrate at first, try different sounds until you find a way of speaking that causes the desired effect, then practice speaking that way all the time

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Step 5. Project sounds from your diaphragm

You will get a full, rich and strong voice by breathing deeply and projecting your voice using your diaphragm. When you breathe deeply, your belly should expand and deflate with each breath, and you should not see your diaphragm rise and fall. Practice projecting your voice from your diaphragm by pushing down on your stomach to exhale as you speak. You will find that your voice sounds loud and clear when you breathe this way. You will more easily remember to use your diaphragm to project your voice by doing breathing exercises in which you focus on deep breathing.

  • Exhale, forcing the air out of your lungs. Once all the air is out, your lungs will automatically start to take a deep breath to satisfy their need for air. Concentrate on what it feels like to fill your lungs with air during a deep breath.
  • Inhale enough air and hold your breath for 15 seconds before exhaling. Gradually increase the amount of time you hold your breath, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, up to one minute. This exercise will strengthen your diaphragm.
  • Laugh heartily, making "ha ha ha" voluntarily. Breathe out all the air you have in your lungs at the same time you laugh, then breathe in deeply and quickly.
  • Lie on your back and put a book or sturdy object on your diaphragm. Relax your body as much as possible. Concentrate on the movements of your diaphragm, observing how the book moves up and down as you breathe. Make your stomach as flat as possible when you breathe out and repeat the process until you automatically inflate and contract your waist with each breath.
  • Take a deep breath while you are standing. Exhale, counting aloud from 1 to 5 with each breath. Repeat this exercise until you are comfortable and count from 1 to 10 in a single exhale.
  • When you can breathe this way without too much effort, you should be able to project your voice across the room to be heard by the people there without seeming to be. hoarse voice.
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Step 6. Change your tone

The human voice is capable of producing different sounds with different tones. Speak in a higher or lower pitch to change your voice for a short time.

  • Much of your tone of voice is affected by the cartilage in your larynx. It consists of a movable piece of cartilage that moves up and down in your throat as you sing do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do.
  • You will raise your tone by lifting your larynx, which will produce a more feminine voice. Lowering the larynx lowers your tone and produces a more masculine voice.
  • To have a lower voice, do exercises to relax your throat, such as yawning, or opening your mouth a lot. When you open your mouth, you will hear that your voice is deeper, rounder, and resonates more.

Method 4 of 4: Bring out the best in your voice

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Step 1. Take care of your vocal cords

Your vocal cords, just like your skin, need protection so that they don't age prematurely. If you hurt your vocal cords, your voice will sound harsher, softer, something less pleasant, faster than it would naturally. If you want to protect your vocal cords, follow the instructions below.

  • Do not smoke. Smoking cigarettes has a big impact on your voice, causing it to lose volume and range over time. If you want your voice to stay clear and strong, it is best that you refrain from smoking.
  • Stop drinking. Drinking a lot of alcohol can make your voice age prematurely.
  • Try to breathe clean air. If you live in an area with significant air pollution, set up plenty of plants in your home to clean the air, and try to move away from the city as often as possible to breathe fresh air.
  • Don't yell too much. If you are a hardcore music lover or like to scream every now and then, keep in mind that you might damage your voice using it this way. Many singers have suffered from laryngitis or other diseases of the voice from overuse of their vocal cords.
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Step 2. Pay attention to your stress level

When you feel stress or surprise, the muscles around the larynx contract and cause a higher-pitched voice. If you're nervous, anxious, or stressed all the time, that high-pitched voice might just be your everyday voice. Do whatever it takes to calm yourself down so that you can regain your firm, full voice.

  • Try to take a few deep breaths before speaking. In addition to calming you down, it will also allow you to prepare to project your voice from your diaphragm, which will also improve the sound of your voice.
  • Take 10 seconds to think before you answer. When you take the time to get your thoughts in order instead of reacting out of nervousness or surprise, you also have more control over your voice. Think, swallow and speak, you will find that your voice comes out more firmly and more relaxed.
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Step 3. Practice singing

Singing along with a musical instrument or other singer is a great way to increase the range of your voice and keep your vocal cords healthy.Likewise, you could practice singing songs that are outside your normal vocal range. Whenever you sing along with an instrument or another singer, best tune your voice to the notes and scale used by the singer without straining your voice.

  • Accompanied by a piano, play scales: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do… Start in the most comfortable and natural tones for you.
  • Repeat your scales, increasing the starting tone by one note until you feel you are straining your voice. As soon as this happens, stop.
  • Repeat the scales again, decreasing the initial pitch by one note each time and stop when you start to force.
  • Relax your throat so you can go deeper into the bass.

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