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Offline Lucca

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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1400 on: September 29, 2018, 08:18:06 am »
Sounds absolutely perfect to me! 100% female.

If your family and friends seem hesitant to answer, maybe it's because they're just so used to your old voice that it's hard for them separate it from your new one? I don't know, but it sounds good to me.

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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1401 on: September 29, 2018, 09:37:45 am »
    Thanks Lucca!

    You're probably right about my family. I asked my brother last night and he told me that I basically sound the same to him except a little higher pitched. NOT what I wanted to hear lol.  >:(

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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1402 on: September 29, 2018, 01:14:27 pm »
    Thanks Lucca!

    You're probably right about my family. I asked my brother last night and he told me that I basically sound the same to him except a little higher pitched. NOT what I wanted to hear lol.  >:(

Well, sort of, sounding like the higher pitched version of your voice might not be bad, if the voice had feminine resonance and modulation, which to me your voice had. The thing I search for in my voice is "authenticity" and to my ear, your voice was completely authentic as a female voice. And, I am not just trying to be nice...  ;D


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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1403 on: November 02, 2018, 01:18:31 am »
https://soundcloud.com/adam-alexander-461578212/new-recording/s-0X3jp


Hi everyone,


I've been sporadically training my voice for the last week, and just recorded myself reading the Rainbow Passage.

Please don't be afraid to tell me if I don't pass; I don't expect to. And if you any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1404 on: November 12, 2018, 03:27:41 pm »
It's a bit monotonous with a deep resonance, I'm afraid.
To me it doesn't pass quite well.

Sorry, it's my honest opinion.
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1405 on: November 12, 2018, 04:27:03 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/adam-alexander-461578212/new-recording/s-0X3jp


Hi everyone,


I've been sporadically training my voice for the last week, and just recorded myself reading the Rainbow Passage.

Please don't be afraid to tell me if I don't pass; I don't expect to. And if you any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Autumn,
Thanks for feeling confident enough to share your recording. That isn't easy!
Voice training is the biggest hurdle I see in my transition, and from some friends I've talked to it took them a long time as well! Keep up the hard work!

I listened to your recording several times. I think you are definitely in an androgynous range. The one thing that I have noticed with my training, is women tend to end words going up in their modulation, while men tend to go down.
For example, take the way you say "Prism", "Rainbow", "Colors" and "Horizon". You are starting the words with a higher pitch and ending the second syllable on a lower note. Making your voice do the opposite is very hard!

That might be an area you could listen to other women in your daily life or on TV and hear what I mean. Try to start making the pronunciation more "sing song" the way they do.

You can do it!
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1406 on: November 12, 2018, 04:41:41 pm »
You're probably right about my family. I asked my brother last night and he told me that I basically sound the same to him except a little higher pitched. NOT what I wanted to hear lol.  >:(

Angela!
You sound super confident in your recording. You pass 100%. If any one of your friends/family say otherwise, it is definitely because they are biased. I can't even imagine what you would sound like with a male voice, as there isn't any trace of one!

You sound beautiful!
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1407 on: January 06, 2019, 09:50:21 pm »
So my voice is the thing that I'm the most self conscious about. As a kid I knew it was higher than the other boys so I tried to make it sound deeper, and even somewhat as a young adult, because I didn't want to be given away as "a girl", because THAT would be a terrible thing for me to be (sarcasm). Now I'm slowly working on getting it higher and higher.

I have to admit I hate my voice when recorded, even though I don't think I have a particularly deep voice to start off with.

Here is my voice without having done any real voice training in the past few days: https://soundcloud.com/user-920594508/pre-voice-practice?in=user-920594508/sets/voice-samples-1
Here is my voice about 45min later after doing a full round of voice training: https://soundcloud.com/user-920594508/post-voice-practice?in=user-920594508/sets/voice-samples-1

How far off the mark am I right now? Are there some thing I should be working on to better hit a female sounding voice?
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1408 on: March 30, 2019, 10:34:26 am »
So my voice is the thing that I'm the most self conscious about. As a kid I knew it was higher than the other boys so I tried to make it sound deeper, and even somewhat as a young adult, because I didn't want to be given away as "a girl", because THAT would be a terrible thing for me to be (sarcasm). Now I'm slowly working on getting it higher and higher.

I have to admit I hate my voice when recorded, even though I don't think I have a particularly deep voice to start off with.

Here is my voice without having done any real voice training in the past few days: https://soundcloud.com/user-920594508/pre-voice-practice?in=user-920594508/sets/voice-samples-1
Here is my voice about 45min later after doing a full round of voice training: https://soundcloud.com/user-920594508/post-voice-practice?in=user-920594508/sets/voice-samples-1

How far off the mark am I right now? Are there some thing I should be working on to better hit a female sounding voice?

Ik I'm finding this way later than when you posted, but I still thought it was good for you to at least have 1 response. I think both clips are pretty similar, yet both have a feminine pitch to them. I'm sure by now you've gotten even further along. ^^
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1409 on: August 10, 2020, 01:52:03 am »
Thoughts on where I'm at with my voice?

https://old.vocaroo.com/i/s0MrnnWsqKlY



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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1410 on: August 10, 2020, 03:57:42 am »
Thoughts on where I'm at with my voice?

https://old.vocaroo.com/i/s0MrnnWsqKlY

You sound perfectly passable to me. Sounds like a cis woman's voice on the lower-mid end of the spectrum.

Even when you're saying it's slipping it still sounds feminine to me. I wouldn't say based on pitch that you need surgery at all.
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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1411 on: August 10, 2020, 05:13:59 pm »
You sound perfectly passable to me. Sounds like a cis woman's voice on the lower-mid end of the spectrum.

Even when you're saying it's slipping it still sounds feminine to me. I wouldn't say based on pitch that you need surgery at all.

I totally concur with LaRae on this Alaia...

Totally, completely, start to finish, female...

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Re: The "Does my voice pass?" thread
« Reply #1412 on: August 10, 2020, 09:22:53 pm »
The one thing that I have noticed with my training, is women tend to end words going up in their modulation, while men tend to go down.
This is known as high rising terminal.  I do it all the time.  Particularly on the phone.
I had a very monotone voice in my 20s. And I said words clearly. 
In my 30s I had some speech therapy that added modulation or the sing song quality to my voice.

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