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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Do you like the sound of your own voice?

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Universe of Tejas

Bluz Cowboy
Dec 30th, 2009 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

The bass player that I have played with bashed my singing about 3 wks ago. Since then I have been working harder on my voice, using a cheap boom box cassette recorder and just recording the room. I am probably pretty good about 95% of the time, but the other 5%... We probably need to get someone else who is an ok guitar player to do at least 70% of the vocals, and let me mainly concentrate on guitar. I may need to talk to the guys in the band about it tonight. Drummer will say, sure to that, I don't know about the bass player (not the same guy as the one who kinda let me have it; he is a Ronnie Van Zandt fan or just really likes lead singers).

Leif O. Bjorke
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Seattle, WA

You will regret your decision.
Jan 19th, 2010 10:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

No, I don't. I don't think most singers do (not that I'm a singer).

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I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Mar 1st, 2010 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I didn't even recognize it at first. Now I realize that it's just one of those sounds I have to work with and I don't have the option to pick a new one.

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Sebastian, FL

Outta the rat race
Mar 3rd, 2010 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think I sound like a bad George Thorougood. (That's a bad thing.)

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 8th, 2010 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not really. However, if somebody is singing harmony behind me, and singing it well, it seems to smooth over my "pitchy" spots.

I'm playing in an acoustic duo now, singing a lot of harmony, and really enjoying it. The other guy is a great singer.

super mario
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tone to the bone no other way
Mar 8th, 2010 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not really - think it has to do with initial bad experiences as a teen learning to sing in the choir - other teens can be really degrading when your pitch is not exactly right - over the years have had the opportunity to lead in worship services - not comfy with that either - the band I'm in asked me to sing a song I brought in for the lead vocalist to sing - I don't like hearing myself in the monitors so I'm having to learn to sing through my sense of inadequate vocals and a lack of learned ability to sing harmony - maybe I'll get it one day then again....

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Hanging out on Broadway
Mar 18th, 2010 05:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

No...I nitpick myself to death always
I've gotten used to it,but I'm not sure I really love it

joanna collins

Warren Pederson

Kelowna B,C,

Apr 4th, 2010 10:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hate mine. Others do too.


Upstate NY, USA

I don't have the time to be patient
Oct 2nd, 2010 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I really don't enjoy my singing voice at all, but I've learned to live with it on my home recordings...because there was no one else to sing. After a while, I determined a comfort zone for my vocals and I tend to work in that zone...

Rasmuth Rock


Tulsa, OK

Oct 10th, 2010 11:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I recently was asked to sing at my church's retreat. Never really did any singing in public before, so I worked on my voice. I recorded into Garageband on my Mac and was horrified to hear what I sounded like. It was so bad I almost told my church to find someone else. I had my wife listen to me sing and then listen to the recording (made at that time). She said my live voice was good and that I didn't sound anything like the recording.

I guess what I'm getting at is, be careful how you evaluate your own voice.

Florida Mike
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United States

I can only Sing my Heart
Apr 8th, 2012 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am OK with mine, and it is what it is so I work with it!

Michael Holmes Soundclick, 2012



One, two, three, faw!
Apr 17th, 2012 02:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Apart from the fact that I can sing within just a fifth or so (the fifth being located at a very unconventional height, besides), my voice is as ugly as sin. And I've got a bonus: an accent that makes my English sound as anything but English. Singing is the one thing I just won't do, music-wise.



I'm with you fellers!
Apr 17th, 2012 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I used to think I sounded really odd but after years of hearing recordings I think I do okay, but not great.

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North of Philly

Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Apr 17th, 2012 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Never been very happy with my recorded sound.

My answering machine sounds a bit better though.

Just that what I hear in my head doesn't match what's on tape, or SD card, or hard drive.

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Apr 17th, 2012 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't hate my singing voice, but it sure doesn't sound the way it ought to...sounds much better in my head. :)


I'm not an expert

... but I play one on the internet!
Jul 11th, 2012 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've always hated my singing and speaking voice on tape. I think it's some Darwinistic biological thing that's designed to keep us from falling in love with ourselves.

But seriously, I have recently been writing and recording that material as a singer (and producer, and instrumentalist, etc.) and after hearing positive feedback from musician's who say they like it, I'm getting used to my voice.

So maybe that's it. Our own voices are an acquired taste. Makes sense, because sometimes I listen to mixes a dozen times a day in the car, on the ipod, at home.... just to review and revise.

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"Cheese biscuits be mighty fine eatin'"
Aug 15th, 2012 06:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've come to tolerate my singing voice.

I've felt better about it over the past several years as I finally developed some vocal chops.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Mar 27th, 2013 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

I didn't like mine for most of my life, although others do, and I love singing. It has changed as I get older (60 now) and I'm kind of liking what I hear, which has increased my confidence as well, not that I ever had a confidence problem with singing. I get more compliments now than I did 40 years ago.

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Too Much GAS
Apr 23rd, 2013 09:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not thrilled with my voice but it's all I got. If I write something that has to be a seriously good performance then I'll get someone else to sing it. I can sing and my pitch is pretty good but there's that whiney thing that gets to me at times. I have sang lead in a few bands but was primarily the guitar player and one of the main background vocalists because nobody else would do it.

I did learn how to record my voice and make it sound OK to me but it involves using many takes and tracks. I don't use autotune or any of that junk. I just sing it over and over and over until I get it as close to right as I can.

I learned long ago that I don't have a pretty or, what I would call, powerful voice so I try to inject as much character as I know how to make it acceptable to my ears. I am my own worst critic. Judge for yourself. This is one of my better efforts.

The Wish

(This message was last edited by ninworks at 11:36 PM, Apr 23rd, 2013)


USA Maryland

not a musician... more a song stylist
Sep 10th, 2013 08:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

i can't listen to recordings of myself

singing or speaking

not sure why

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