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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / "Your Singing Voice Sounds so Different From Your Speaking Voice"

5Strats
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Jun 30th, 2015 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been hearing this comment a lot lately. Is it really that odd for your singing voice to sound very different from your speaking voice?

ps - Thankfully, my singing voice is better than my speaking voice. (:oD

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Jun 30th, 2015 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My strong singing range is pitched higher than my normal speaking. I've had people listen to a recording, and they say, "Is that you?"

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Jun 30th, 2015 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tom Petty's speaking voice is very low register, but he's known for singing in a high voice.

Perhaps we're not alone then?

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Jun 30th, 2015 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've gotten the "I can't believe it's you" many many times. I'm perfectly comfortable hearing my singing voice, but I absolutely hate hearing my recorded speaking voice.

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Jun 30th, 2015 12:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I sound like Bullwinkle (to me) either way, so I'm doomed :o)

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Jun 30th, 2015 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not Rocket J. Squirrel? (;oD

I've been told by a few people recently that I sound like Morrissey when I sing. I'm a big fan of his solo career and the Smiths, but I sure don't hear what they're talking about.

At least I don't sound like Tiny Tim!

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Jan 9th, 2016 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'm perfectly comfortable hearing my singing voice, but I absolutely hate hearing my recorded speaking voice."

+1
It took a long time to be comfortable (and accepting) of my recorded singing voice, but I doubt my speaking voice will ever appeal to me.


Put me in a studio singing... no worries.
But I just hate recording outgoing messages for my voice mail etc. urh-urh-urh... (shudder)


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Feb 24th, 2016 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All one has to do is Listen to Jim Neighbors ( Gomer Pyle)

That guy has an operatic singing voice

McLean

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Apr 19th, 2016 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You speak with your throat you sing with your stomach causing a difference in sound. Singing is also different from talking in that for singing speech patterns last longer and much more time is spent on vowels than in talking. When we speak our articulators {jaw,tongue,lips,etc.} are generally in constant motion and we are not concerned about projecting sound so we don't expend much bodily energy. There is much more energy expended in singing and producing clear ringing tone. Tom Petty's vocal chords are relaxed without much energy{wind force} passing thru them when he's speaking- when he's singing his vocal chords are stretched tighter with more force{wind energy} passing thru them at a faster rate, they vibrate faster hence a higher pitch. To me his singing voice is also more nasal ' with a strained quality and a head sound-not falsetto but pitch shifted. Free speech means any idiot can put their two cents in, that's mine for whatever it's worth.

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Apr 19th, 2016 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds logical....I'll buy that. :-)

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McLean

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Apr 19th, 2016 10:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Re: disliking the sound of recorded speaking voice.when we speak we hear our voice echo in our head it adds a fullness and resonance that is absent on the recording, which {perhaps sadly} is the way it really sounds to others. Fortunately they don't have our "reference point" to compare it to.

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Apr 20th, 2016 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"At least I don't sound like Tiny Tim!"

Uh, 5Strats [ahem]... there's something we've been meaning to talk about.

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Jul 31st, 2016 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another thing: I speak with a southern accent but sing with what sounds more like a Hoboken New Jersey accent. Like Frank, in other words. More resonant.

Sort of a Jim Nabors thing, as mentioned above.

Sometimes I wonder what a country song or band would sound like with the person singing with a Sinatra accent.

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