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Sep 08

UGH! I HATE THE SOUND OF MY OWN RECORDED VOICE.

UGH! I HATE THE SOUND OF MY OWN RECORDED VOICE.

 

If that’s you, you are definitely not alone. In fact most people can’t stand the sound of their own recorded voice. You might even be surprised that many of the biggest names in the music business don’t like hearing their own voice on record. And it’s not just singers, many of film stars won’t watch movies of themselves as they don’t like the sound of their own voice. If you are a singer this is a concept that needs to be GRASPED, UNDERSTOOD, and OVERCOME.

How many singer’s have given up unnecessarily after hearing a recording of themselves? In a simplified explanation: When you sing, bones in your head resonate. When you sing you hear the sound of your voice PLUS the vibration of these bones. When you listen to a recording of yourself you hear yourself as everyone else hears you without the sound of the bones resonating. Because the vibration of the bones tends to make your voice sound much fuller in your head, any recording of yourself tends to sound terrible to you. TO YOU…..is the key. It’s a case of perception. I’m sure you have heard many times people say: “The best way to learn and improve your music, is listening to recordings of yourself.” This is great if you are an instrumentalist, but a challenge if you are a singer. Once you have understood the reason why you don’t like the sound of your recorded voice, you can start working around it. Start by listening to pitching and phrasing. Consciously ignore the tone of your voice. If you are recording yourself a lot,you will eventually become USED TO THE SOUND of your own recorded voice. So next time you hear a recording of your voice please don’t get discouraged, or give up singing. Don’t smother your voice in reverb. Don’t exaggerate the e.q. but rather be objective, and say to yourself: “I’m quite normal to think…. UGH I HATE THE SOUND OF MY OWN VOICE.”

 

 

 

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