How To Deepen Your Voice
How to Deepen Your Voice: "Ever been mistaken for a teenager over the phone? Ever been perceived as immature due to your voice? Learn how to develop a deeper, richer, sexier voice with excercises that anyone can do!"
Hello, I'm an actor, and a voice coach, and I teach people how to make changes to their voice. Now, if you want to lower your voice, first of all, I've got a little bit of bad news. If you really want to lower the pitch of your voice, you probably won't be able to much.
The pitch of our voice is determined by the thickness of the vocal chords; that's the muscles in here that make the sound. Some people have very thick big ones, and some people will have smaller ones. And thick big ones make a deeper voice.
If you try and talk too deep all the time, to make yourself sound more dramatic or more confident, it's likely to give you a sore throat. And it's one of the common reasons why people get a hoarse voice by the end of the day. But rather than making your voice deeper, you can make it fuller, and richer.
Let me show you what I mean. I'm going to sing a little big of happy birthday for you. (Sings: "Happy birthday to you.
") That sounds quite thin and reedy, giving you the impression that it's quite high up. (Sings: "Happy birthday to you.") And now at exactly the same pitch, not lower or higher, we make it fuller.
(Sings: "Happy birthday to you.") Sounds deeper and fuller, but it's not actually any lower. Now this, is much easier to do, and rather than giving you a sore throat, it would make your voice safer.
But first of all, if you really do want to make your voice deeper, there are some things that might make it a tiny bit deeper. Especially if you're trying to sing low notes and can't get them. First I should say, if your voice is very high, or you feel it's really weak and not quite up to the job of talking, you should probably see a doctor or a voice specialist, because there are problems with the vocal chords that can cause that.
But if you just want to be a bit deeper, there are some exercises you can do. So these will lower you voice a little bit, but not as good as strengthening and adding richness and depth to the voice. If you want to go a bit lower, you need to make these muscles stronger.
These muscles here to support your neck. You want to do this, take your finger, put it in your mouth, and suck. See these muscles will start to pop out.
Do that a couple of times a day, you'll strengthen these muscles; which allows your vocal chords to move more freely and with more support, that will help you get lower over time. Something else that will help, is to do this everyday. ("Ha ha ha", lower each time) ("Ha ha ha", even lower each time) Really low, see how twangy that is.
It's not (negative demonstration of "Ha ha ha"), it's (positive demonstration of "Ha ha ha").Try that everyday, it will make you a little bit lower But now, for adding richness and depth to your voice. This is what you want to do.
Whether you want to get lower or not, making it richer and fuller and more resonant would definitely help. And to do that, you need to strengthen your diaphragm muscle, that's in here. We haven't got time to talk about what that is yet, you'd probably need a voice coach or a singing teacher to tell you exactly how the diaphragm works.
But you want to strengthen it, just do this a few times a day. It's the noise we make when we shoo a cat. So with you hand on your tummy, give me a big, "Sh Sh Sh".
You should feel you hand moving. ("Sh" demonstration). Really strong.
("Sh" demonstration) That's strengthening your diaphragm. A couple of times a day, and you'd soon notice the difference. Also, let's try this, you should do a normal "Sh" sound and then after it you hum.
("Sh" followed by a hum) A really buzzing hum, not low like this. (negative humming demonstration) Really buzzy. (Positive humming demonstration) Supported with the diaphragm.