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How do you find your voice in singing?

Asked by dreamwolf (3142 points ) September 18th, 2011

I’m curious to know if I’m a natural baritone, tenor, or whatever. What exercises should I do, what am I looking for? Range? Deepness? Loudness? Etc.

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Brian1946's avatar

I think your natural range is at least somewhat linked to your speaking voice.

tedibear's avatar

Typically, the longer your neck, the lower your voice is. I would see if you can find a music teacher or vocal instructor and ask them to listen to you sing. They should be able to help you determine where your voice falls.

AshlynM's avatar

Just try different notes and if you can’t sing them, then you probably shouldn’t. I for the life of me, cannot hit the extremely high notes, the way some singers can. So I know that option is out.

Try recording yourself, either on your computer or camcorder. Try singing in the bathroom and THEN recording yourself. The bathroom has better acoustics than other parts of the house so it’ll help you hear yourself sing.

Or you could try formal singing lessons. Having a professional listen to you sing will probably be more effective.

tranquilsea's avatar

@AshlynM you can train your voice up and down. I’ve done both.

wundayatta's avatar

Go to a music teacher—maybe a voice teacher—and get evaluated. To some extent you can tell from your natural speaking range. You can also find your lowest and highest notes and see where that makes you fit. This is done easily on the piano, but you don’t want to strain at all, because you can hurt your vocal cords.

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cRazelyCrazed's avatar

I suggest to get a vocal coach as soon as possible! I have 10 siblings and since my mom is a vocal coach she taught us all to sing from birth. Not one of us has a off-key voice! All I can really say is practice, practice, and practice!

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