How to speak in a deeper voice: 15 steps (with pictures)

How to speak in a deeper voice: 15 steps (with pictures)
How to speak in a deeper voice: 15 steps (with pictures)

In some professional situations, knowing how to speak in a deep voice can be very useful. Many radio presenters, professional voice actors and public speakers use a low voice in the course of their duties, in order to attract attention while suggesting a certain authority. The height or severity of your voice will depend on different biological and environmental factors, such as stress, substance use, and pollution. If you like a deeper voice, you can try out different forms of breathing and vocal exercises, as well as mobile apps.


Part 1 of 3: project your voice

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Step 1. Speak in front of a mirror

Stand up straight. Lift your chin. Then say your name and listen to the way it sounds. You could also read a passage from a newspaper or book. Notice the volume, tone, breath and especially the pitch of your voice.

  • The height of your voice will be determined by the intensity of the vibrations in your vocal cords.
  • If your voice sounds high-pitched or high, it means that your vocal cords are vibrating at a high frequency.
  • If your voice is deep or low, it means your vocal cords are vibrating at a lower frequency.
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Step 2. Relax your throat

When you try to speak in a lower voice than usual, your voice will be less likely to break. Try to relax your throat as much as possible, so that you don't constrict your vocal cords.

Keep your larynx moist and keep your sound clear by collecting a little saliva in your mouth every now and then and then swallowing it

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Step 3. Practice reading

Pick a passage from one of your favorite books or articles. Practice reading this passage slowly, in a deep voice. If you catch yourself reading too fast, you may notice that your voice is losing its tone. Keep your chin up, breathe with your stomach, and read the text.

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Step 4. Do voice exercises with a mobile app

There are different mobile apps available for smartphones and tablets, which you can use to work your vocal cords on your own. These apps will allow you to work towards specific goals and track your progress. For example, you could try one of the following apps.

  • Vocular will allow you to measure the pitch of your voice. The app will tell you how deep your voice is and even allow you to compare your voice with those of celebrities with similar voices.
  • Eva is designed for transgender users who are in transition and want to change their voice, whether it is pitch, tone or timbre
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Step 5. Try to hum

Hum deeply with your throat, lips parted and chin pointed towards your chest, to warm your voice. Humming is a great warm-up for musicians and singers, as well as anyone who wants to improve their voice.

As you hum, gently lift your chin, then start speaking directly from that hum, so that your voice is deeper

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Step 6. Speak through your mouth

Instead of speaking through your nose, be sure to speak through your mouth. While it is possible to have a voice that is both deep and nasal at the same time, it is better to have a deep voice that is not nasal.

Avoid adopting a voice that is too airy, soft, hollow, or similar to an echo, which you might feel in your chest (called a chest voice)

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Step 7. Practice projecting your voice as you speak

Learn to speak so that you can hear your voice in front of you. Do not tuck in your stomach as you learn this technique. Breathe with your diaphragm. You should feel your breath move from your stomach to your chest, before coming out through your mouth.

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Step 8. Gradually change your voice

Avoid trying too hard to change your voice, so as not to damage your vocal cords. To begin with, only practice your voice for short periods of time and try to adopt only a voice that is two semitones below your usual pitch. Over time, slowly lower your voice. Give yourself the time you need.

Have fun and experiment in front of your friends and family, to see their reaction (they will probably be forgiving). Try out funny voices and weird tones. Keep working until you get a voice you like

Part 2 of 3: try techniques in the moment

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Step 1. Keep your chin up

Good posture will help you maintain a deep, authoritative voice. Instead of letting your head fall forward or to the side as you speak, you should try to keep your head straight and your chin up.

Posture is very important for getting a good voice

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Step 2. Swallow before speaking

To get a deeper voice, one trick is to do the swallow motion just before speaking. No need to swallow anything, just imagine swallowing something, then say your words. Your voice should be slightly lower than usual.

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Step 3. Speak slowly

Try to speak more slowly than usual. At the start of the sentence, lower your voice, then speak slowly. If you tend to speak too fast, be aware that this may cause you to speak in a higher pitched voice.

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Step 4. Avoid growling or speaking too hoarse

It could damage your vocal cords. Such a voice could also be a symptom of an illness, such as tonsillitis.

  • Avoid smoking. While smoking can make your voice hoarse and deep, it will also do lasting damage to your health, including that of your lungs and vocal cords.
  • If you have a hoarse voice that doesn't go away, see a doctor.

Part 3 of 3: controlling your breathing

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Step 1. Breathe naturally

Take a moment to analyze the quality of your breathing. Notice whether you breathe in through your mouth or through your nose. For now, don't try to change the way you breathe. Just be aware of your breathing.

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Step 2. Experiment with your breathing

Try to breathe in through your nose and bring the air as deep as possible into your belly. Then, as you breathe out, say hello. Listen to the pitch of your voice. To compare, do the same exercise, but breathing through your chest or throat. Your voice should be very high-pitched when you breathe through your throat, moderately high when you breathe through your chest, and low when you breathe through your diaphragm.

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Step 3. Breathe through your diaphragm

Breathe deeply with your diaphragm. As you breathe out, say something. When you breathe with your lower abdomen, your voice will be lower.

Open your mouth in a natural way so that you can speak normally. Do not strain or tighten your lips or cheeks


  • Record your voice. Buy or borrow an audio recorder. Record yourself reading a passage from a newspaper or book.
  • Many singers and actors drink an infusion of ginger before a big performance. While this technique isn't scientifically proven to be effective, many artists claim it helps them relax and warm up their vocal cords.
  • If you can afford it, you could take some singing or speaking lessons. If this is what you choose to do, talk to a knowledgeable teacher to see what they have for you and how much they cost.


  • Do not damage your voice by making sounds that you find difficult to produce, such as a hoarse voice.
  • Avoid speaking in harsh, harsh tones or clearing your throat too harshly. Over time, you may damage your voice.
  • If you have a high-pitched voice, such as a tenor, don't force or try to change your natural voice too much.
  • Drinking cold water will tighten your vocal cords.

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