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Why You Hate Your Voice and How to Fix It

Author of "Anyone Can Sing," International vocal coach, Audrey Hunt, explains why we dislike our singing, and how to change our voices.

If you hate the way your voice sounds, this article will teach you six ways to fix it.

If you hate the way your voice sounds, this article will teach you six ways to fix it.

Everyone Has Doubts

Do you have doubts about your singing voice? If so, I want to assure you that this is perfectly normal. There are physical reasons why you might not be able to sing, but psychologically, it's nerve-wracking to sing in front of people. No one wants to fail, especially publicly.

Singing Is Like Walking

However, when it came time for you to learn to walk, the thought that you couldn't do it never entered your mind. Nothing was going to stop you. Nothing!

The more times you fell trying to stand up, or after taking a step or two, the more determined you were to succeed. You pulled your little self up again and again until you were walking—and you've been walking ever since. Negative thoughts didn't overwhelm you.

So, what happened to that positive, confident way of thinking? Why do so many of us dislike how we sound when we sing? Here are the top causes:

"Every winner was once a beginner."

It's totally normal to hate the sound of your own voice.

It's totally normal to hate the sound of your own voice.

7 Reasons We Hate Our Singing Voice

  1. You've recorded your voice and hate the way it sounds.
  2. You are comparing your voice to others. Comparing our singing to someone else's voice is the #1 reason we dislike our singing. So stop doing this - now!
  3. The fear of being judged negatively or laughed at imprisons your voice, so you save your singing for the shower.
  4. You think that your voice should sound like your favorite singer.
  5. Someone said you couldn't sing, which is completely ridiculous and untrue. Still, you buy into this false belief. You are robbed of a lifetime of the joy of singing.
  6. You had a bad experience and want to avoid a repeat of the same.
  7. Instead of comparing your singing to others, which is irrelevant and inaccurate, continue to improve on becoming a new and improved version of yourself. No one in this world can sing your unique sound better than you. Michelangelo said it best: "Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the sculptor's task to discover it."

Your Best Voice Is Inside You

So it is with your singing voice. Learn how to discover it and use it. Singing is your own experience, your thoughts, and your release of emotion. If you don't believe it, if you don't live it, it won't happen.

Singing is about how you choose to communicate with your particular experience. Singing doesn't begin in your vocal cords—singing starts in your mind!

Singing is about embracing your own experiences, thoughts, and emotions.

Singing is about embracing your own experiences, thoughts, and emotions.

Do You Hate Your Voice? You're Not Alone!

If you're one of the majority who feels this way, you've come to the right place. You're about to learn why you hate your voice and how to fix it. You might be a perfectionist, which means you'll never be satisfied with your singing. Or, maybe you've been told that you can't sing, so you don't sing at all - at least not in public.

Well, I have good news for you. You're not stuck with the way you sound when you sing. Any voice can be changed and developed. You can even turn your present sound into a glorious one.

Anyone Can Sing

I believe that anyone can sing! We have every singing tool housed inside of us. All we have to do is discover these tools and learn how to use them. Only 10% of us recognize our voice when hearing it for the first time.

Here's what you can expect from this article:

  • Why you can't hear your authentic voice
  • Why your recorded voice sounds different
  • The difference between male and female voices
  • Reasons people hate their singing
  • How to correct your vocal problems
  • You can change your vocal sound
  • Breathe right to sing right
  • Why practicing makes champions

So stay tuned to learn why you hate your voice and what you can do about it.

Anyone can sing! We have every singing tool housed inside of us. All we have to do is discover these tools and learn how to use them.

Anyone can sing! We have every singing tool housed inside of us. All we have to do is discover these tools and learn how to use them.

6 Steps to Better Singing

The good news is that you can change the sound of your voice. As you follow these six steps you will:

  • Sing with a richer, full voice
  • Increase your range
  • Release tongue tension to beautify your tone
  • Sing with more clarity
  • Develop confidence
  • Fix a nasal sound
  • Sing with control using the diaphragm (belly breath)
  • Use the mask for resonance
  • Learn the benefits of recording your voice

Here are six easy ways to change your voice and improve your singing.

The first step to improving your voice is to listen to your voice and write down what you dislike about it.

The first step to improving your voice is to listen to your voice and write down what you dislike about it.

Step 1: Listen to Your Recorded Voice

  • The first step to changing your speaking and singing voice is to listen to your recorded sound (which you probably won't like). Sing a few lines of an easy song such as "Michael row the boat ashore" or "You are my sunshine." Any piece will do but keep it simple.
  • Recording your song three times a row, play it back, and listen. This will be the most challenging part of the exercise. Don't expect to like the sound of your voice at first. In time, as you learn good vocal skills, you will.
  • Remember, it's normal to dislike what you hear but avoid being too judgmental. This is not the time to compare your voice with your favorite singer. Your goal is to develop your natural, unique sound.
  • Grab a sheet of paper and write down what you dislike about your voice as you listen to your recording. Continue to do this several times. Take your time with this first step.

Step 2: Relaxing Your Tongue

One of the most critical factors for improving your speaking and singing is to release tension in the tongue.

The tongue is the rudder for sound. We must release this tension if we are to sound better.

Release Tongue Tension for Better Sound

A simple but effective exercise:

  1. Start with the tongue lying flat in the bed of the mouth
  2. Bring the tongue forward (stretching it), slightly over the bottom lip, and pant like a dog.
  3. Then, gently pull the tongue back to rest in the bed of the mouth and feel the relaxed position.
  4. Get in the habit of teaching your tongue to relax when speaking/singing all vowels.
  5. Say the word "hello," noticing the relaxed position of the tongue on the first part of the word, "heh."
  6. Say just the "heh" three times while keeping a relaxed feeling in the tongue.

The Tongue Trill

If you can roll your "r's," you can pull this off. Make a purring sound like a cat.

  1. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth while releasing air from the lungs, and roll the "r's" as long as you can.
  2. Ensure the pitch is easy and comfortable, not too high or too low.
  3. Use plenty of breath pressure to help in extending this exercise.
  4. Ensure you're expanding during inhalation in the lower ribs and the stomach.
  5. Once this is mastered, trill the "r's" going up and down the scale.

You'll achieve a more relaxed and smoother voice by practicing these trills.

Step 3: Fix a Nasal Sound

Because a closed throat results in a nasal sound, this exercise will help reduce speaking/singing through your nose.

All you have to do is yawn. But make sure your jaw doesn't come forward. All you have to do is:

  • Yawn as you regularly do.
  • Repeat the yawn with your mouth closed as if trying to stifle a yawn.

Yawning is a stretching exercise for the soft palate, the top of your throat, including the little movable part in the back of your mouth. The soft palate is responsible for the overtone in the mask area around the nose and sinuses. It's a buzzing sound, and feeling the buzz helps the voice to carry and sound clear.

The back of the throat needs to be open. A closed soft palate (located behind the hard palate or roof of the mouth) will cause you to sound nasal. When you yawn, the soft palate rises automatically, which opens the back of the throat.

Exercise the tongue and the soft palate daily. Then, allow them to work on their own. Let them do their job.

Remember: Yawning is a stretching exercise for the soft palate.

Remember: Yawning is a stretching exercise for the soft palate.

Step 4: Breath Is the Life Force of the Voice

Breath is life. We come into this world on the breath, and we go out of this world on the breath. It is how we breathe that benefits our physical and mental health. This is also true for developing our voice for better speech and singing.

Changing how you presently inhale and exhale will be difficult until you learn how the diaphragmatic muscle works for functional breathing. I encourage you to now explore the difference between chest and belly breathing.

I've provided this helpful article for learning how to use the diaphragm for breathing.

Learning to Breathe From Your Chest

Your singing tone "rides" on air (breath). Air acts as a cushion for the tone. The better you breathe through diaphragmatic breathing, the better you will sound when you sing. It would help if you had the proper breath pressure to stabilize and enrich your voice.

The breath must support every sound that comes from your mouth.

Upon inhalation of air, the belly, rib cage and even the back will inflate. This photo shows the main area of inflation. Avoid chest and shoulder movement.

Upon inhalation of air, the belly, rib cage and even the back will inflate. This photo shows the main area of inflation. Avoid chest and shoulder movement.

Step 5: Speak Better to Sing Better

Choose the first line of any speech or paragraph in a book or newspaper.

  • Imagine that the sound you are about to make comes directly from the belly.
  • Make a "huh" sound.
  • Say the first word of your text, matching the pitch of the "huh." Remember, the sound is coming from your belly.
  • After the first word, allow your voice to go anywhere it needs to express the remainder of the line.
  • Repeat this procedure with each successive line of the speech, starting with 'huh' and then matching the first word of the line.
  • Notice how starting each line with "huh" puts your voice in a better place.
  • Practice this exercise for twenty minutes each day for several weeks. If you succeed, only think of the 'huh' sound and match the first word.
  • Repeat this exercise until it begins to feel more comfortable and natural.

For most people, the sound will start in the lower half of the voice. This is especially useful for women who avoid the lower half of their voices.

The result will be a richer, more confident, and pleasing sound.

Step 6: The Mask

For a richer sounding voice, it's necessary to sing/speak through the "mask." Vibrations occur in the lip and nose areas.

Resonance amplifies your singing and adjusts the timbre and color of your voice. Your voice will be more powerful.

Practice this exercise to feel the mask vibrations:

  1. Hum using an easy tone.
  2. Gently place your fingertips just above the lips to feel vibrations.
  3. Repeat humming, placing your fingertips gently on the cheek area.

Focus on these vibrating areas as you sing.

Things People Hate About Their Voice

All the above can be conquered by learning how the voice works and practicing wisely.


Small Range











Too expressive

Too many pauses





No vibrato

Off-key (out of tune or flat)


Have You Been Told You Can't Sing?

It's hard to believe that Enrico Caruso, the greatest tenor in the world, was told by his teacher that he had no voice.

Equally surprising is the following: Elvis Presley gave one performance In 1954 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. He was immediately fired by Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry. "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."

The world would have been robbed of immense talent had these two vocalists listened to what others had to say about their voices. The music industry is full of recording stars who were once told they couldn't sing. Barbra Streisand was turned down repeatedly for singing engagements. As hard as this is to imagine, it's true.

Sing Like You Don't Care Who's Listening

Not everyone is going to approve of your singing. So what? Sing anyhow. Singing is about you and how you choose to communicate a particular lyric. Singing is about expressing how you feel, and we all have the right to do this. Stop giving your power away. You don't need anyone to tell you you're okay. You're already okay.

Life is a song that must be sung, and you can only sing it. Don't let your music die within you.

The architecture of your ear canal is unique, and it's why your voice sounds different on recordings from how you experience it naturally.

The architecture of your ear canal is unique, and it's why your voice sounds different on recordings from how you experience it naturally.

The Science of Hearing

We seldom hear our authentic voice when we speak or sing. What we hear when we speak or sing is not our true sound. As we grow from babies to adulthood, we think our vocal sound is authentic, but it isn't, and here's why.

Recorded Hearing vs. Live Hearing

Sound reaches the inner ear by way of two separate paths, and those paths, in turn, affect what we perceive. I like Matt Soniac's description of this process:

"Every sound we hear—birds chirping, bees buzzing, people talking, and recordings—is a wave of pressure moving through the air. Our outer ears “catch” these waves and funnel them into our head through the ear canal. They strike the ear drum, which starts vibrating, and those vibrations travel to the inner ear, where they’re translated into signals that can be sent via the auditory nerve to the brain for interpretation.

When you speak, vibrations from your vocal cords resonate in your throat and mouth, and some get transmitted and conducted by the bones in your neck and head.

This combination of vibrations coming to the inner ear by two different paths gives your voice (as you normally hear it) a unique character that other, “air only” sounds don’t have. In particular, your bones enhance deeper, lower-frequency vibrations and give your voice a fuller quality that’s lacking when you hear it on a recording."

Your voice sounds different to other people than it does to you because of how you hear your sound. You're the only person who hears your voice the way you think everyone else does.

Author showing a promising singer where to take a breath for better phrasing.

Author showing a promising singer where to take a breath for better phrasing.

Be Persistent

Changing your voice will take dedication and consistent practice. Without steadfast commitment, there is merely a repetition of something that needs to be redeemed rather than repeated.

Commitment, willingness, and persistence can bring about real change. And often, getting out of your head and being critical about your sound can do wonders.

The Gentle Art of Acceptance

Stop all negative thinking. Being overly judgmental is like putting up roadblocks to your progress. It defeats your purpose, which is to correct your vocal problems.

The quality and sound of your voice are mainly due to habit. And luckily, bad habits can be broken and good ones learned. It just takes practice. You can develop a beautiful voice if you are willing to learn correct vocal production.

"Sing like there's nobody listening."

Vocal Folds and Vibrations

  • Glottis: Your vocal folds (bands, chords, cords) are positioned at the base of the larynx and are the "vibrator" of sound. They are flat triangular bands. The space between the vocal cords is called the glottis.
  • Voice: Vibrations cause the vocal folds into motion as air is expelled from the lungs. Air is forced up the trachea from the lungs at a certain pressure, forcing its way through the vocal cords and pushing them open.
  • Vocal Folds: The pliable vocal folds are set into quasi-synchronous vibration as the air passes between them.
  • Resonators: Resonators amplify the vibrations within areas of the body.
  • Male vs. Female: Male vocal folds are more prominent than female vocal folds. The male vocal folds are approximately 0.75" to .75" in length, while the females are about 0.5" to.75" in size. This is one of the reasons for the difference in vocal pitch between genders.


I hope you have learned why you hate your voice and how to fix it. When you don't like your vocal sound, it comes through in your performance.

Take responsibility for the condition of your instrument. Remember that most problems can be traced to neck, jaw, and tongue tension, along with restricted breathing. Always demand the best technique to avoid vocal mishaps.

Always warm up for 10 minutes before singing to avoid damage and strain to the vocal cords. Singers who sing for a living absolutely must warm up their voices properly.

Do not judge your voice as you're working to improve your singing. Accept your sound and embrace it fully. You are a singer, so sing with confidence and as you do your voice will improve. Think of your performance as a tribute to the music itself.

You are a singer, so sing with confidence, and as you do your voice will improve.

You are a singer, so sing with confidence, and as you do your voice will improve.

Questions & Answers

Question: My voice sounds like a child trying to sound like an adult. Is there a way to fix that?

Answer: The best way to sing is to make sure you're using enough chest voice, especially on the lower notes.

Question: Why isn't there a way to fix the voice of women with very deep voices? I didn't see an example for us.

Answer: Deep, rich voices produce a nice sound and should be left alone.

Question: My voice sounds depressing, and it seems I have pronunciation issues. Is there a way to fix that?

Answer: This is due to lack of breath support. Be sure you breathe using your belly and not your chest. Energy comes from the belly, not the chest. Also, review consonants and vowels to help your enunciation. This, alone, will help your singing to improve. Practice daily, but practice correctly.

Question: I am a female whose voice seems to be very soft, but at times it drops very low in pitch and sounds masculine. Why does this happen?

Answer: You are one of the lucky ones! Being able to sing low, when you're a female, provides a nice, rich, vibrant sound. Many of my female vocal students want to be able to sing in the chest register (which is what you are doing.) This is natural for you so continue to use your lower sound for special effect.

Question: I speak very clearly at home. But in public, I can't speak clearly and my voice is totally changed. I think it is because of my confidence level. I tried to be confident but my voice does not change. What should I do?

Answer: It sounds like your problem is more about fear than your voice. Face your fear! Seek opportunities for speaking publicly. Perhaps taking a class in public speaking would be beneficial. Maybe, sign up for musical theater in your community, or acting classes. Confidence will come to you as you experience success!

Question: Why do I sound like I talk when I sing?

Answer: Two reasons for this: 1. Check your pitch. You may need some ear-training lessons. 2. To sustain your sound, breathe diaphragmatically. Tone rides on air, so if you use upper chest breathing instead of belly breathing you can end up with a weak sound.

Question: My voice is just childish and the pitch is off. My voice keeps cracking too, on account of puberty. Is it permanent?

Answer: A qualified vocal teacher with plenty of experience will be able to help you with a richer tone, singing on key, and smoothing out the transition between your chest and head voice. These problems are not permanent providing you seek a good instructor.

Question: My voice doesn't sound pleasant. Everybody complains that my voice is too harsh or you can say very bad to hear. Can I change it by having surgery? How much does it cost and what are other options do I have? I am from India.

Answer: Do not have surgery on your vocal cords! This won't help you to sing better. Work with a qualified vocal instructor. This is the best way to learn needed vocal techniques. Learning to sing is much like learning how to use any other musical instrument. It takes practice and dedication. I recommend you study voice.

Question: I am an 18-year-old Indian boy. Whenever I speak to others it sounds like a little girl's voice. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer: I would need to listen to your speaking voice to give you a professional answer. In some cases, learning how to speak from your chest register can be very beneficial. This is the deepest part of the voice. Learning how to direct your sound into this resonating area will help.

Question: My voice seems as if I'm am faking my accent or like I'm trying to sound very professional. I love my voice when I sing but hate it when I listen to the recorded version. I'm a girl, but my voice sounds somewhere in the middle of a boy's and a girl's. I'll be speaking in front of the whole school in a few days, and when I listen to the recording, I hate how every single word sounds. What should I do?

Answer: You're not stuck with the way you sound when you sing or speak. Any type of voice can be changed and developed to sound better. You can even turn your present sound into an outstanding sound. Start by learning all the vocal techniques you can. There are some helpful videos featured on youtube. Study at least 15-20 to make sure you're specific problems are addressed. Another consideration would be to take some vocal lessons from a qualified teacher.

We seldom hear our true voice when we speak or sing. The first time we listen to a recording of ourselves, we go into denial that goes something like this. "That isn't my voice. I don't sound like that. There must be something wrong with the recording device. Wow! I'll never sing again!"

What we hear when we speak or sing is not our true sound. As we grow from babies to adulthood we think our vocal sound is true, but it isn't. Your voice sounds different to other people than it does to you because of how you hear your sound. You're actually the only person who hears your voice the way you think everyone else does. When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull, and oral cavities to also vibrate; we refer to this as sound. These vibrations mix with sound waves, which travel from your mouth to your eardrum. No one hears this sound but you. Your sound is confined within these resonators. Again, because it bears repeating: only you can hear this sound.

The quality and sound of your voice are largely due to habit. And, luckily, bad habits can be broken and good ones learned. It just takes practice. If you are willing to put the time into learning correct vocal production, you can develop a speaking voice to be proud of.

Question: My voice sounds really masculine. How can I fix it?

Answer: Apply more head register, which will give you a lighter sound.

Question: My voice sounds very nasal when I sing. Otherwise, I think I am good. How can I fix my nasal singing?

Answer: Be sure to lift the soft palate to avoid a nasal sound. Yawning is a great exercise as it automatically lifts the soft palate allowing you to maintain an open throat while singing.

Question: I seem to have a very hard time doing scales because I don't sound like I'm going up, just saying the same note. Do you have tips for getting rid of your child voice if that is already the lowest you can go?

Answer: You've presented two different questions: 1. It sounds like you need some ear-training to help with this problem. I have a CD that will do the trick.

2. To correct your child-like sound, work on amplifying your chest voice.

Question: Is there any way of learning to slow down my speech? I have very fast speech that has affected my professional life.

Answer: One way to slow down your speech is to take a longer breath between each phrase. Because singing is sustained pitch, try singing some of your speaking lines a few times. This has been helpful for my students who speak too fast.

Question: My voice sounds croaky as well as moody since I always use a lower sound. I also use the same pitch when engaged in a conversation which is truly annoying. What solution can I use to overcome the problem?

Answer: Make sure you are breathing correctly. Do not inhale by lifting your chest and shoulders. Learn how to breathe by using your abdominal wall. This link will teach you how to breathe from the diaphragm (belly breathing.)

To move your low sound upward, use your middle voice which is pitched higher. Feel for vibrations in the nose and cheek area. Smile slightly while you speak. Smiling raises the lips and muscles in the face and tends to promote a higher speaking pitch.

Question: How can I change my singing tone into alto?

Answer: Use more chest register when you sing. This should do the job!

Question: I'm a woman who regularly gets mistaken for a man due to my low, nasally voice. How do I make my voice higher without sounding ridiculous?

Answer: The range of the voice is determined in large part by the length of your vocal folds. Trying to speak with too high or too low a pitch could, in the long run, damage your voice. A good, qualified speech therapist can help you find a voice that sounds feminine to you without doing damage to your vocal folds.

Question: My voice has a lot of bass! And I absolutely love to sing but whenever I record a song in my voice its just not as good as what I hear normally(without having to record). Why does my voice sound off on recordings?

Answer: Everyone sounds different on a recording. Many factors are involved in recording, but in most cases, our true vocal sound is more like the recording than what we think we sound like.

Question: I am sixty-years-old and I have an awful country accent. I also talk through my nose too much. Can I change these things?

Answer: Yes, by working with a speech therapist. Also, search youtube where free lessons may be available.

Question: My voice sounds masculine. I am a 28 year old woman. How can I sound more feminine when I speak?

Answer: Practice speaking higher by placing the sound at the top of your head. Be sure to use a soft voice to avoid straining. Your sound will generate from the same place your singing vibrates from as you sing high notes. But your present speaking voice may be your natural sound, and it's always best to stay with what is natural. I recommend working with a qualified vocal coach.

Question: I am a man with a very feminine sound, what would you suggest?

Answer: There's nothing wrong with having a feminine sounding singing voice, in fact, many men would love to sound like the late Micael Jackson. If you're bent on sounding more masculine, using more chest resonance will help. I recommend working with a qualified vocal instructor. It requires a professional to listen to you and give you appropriate feedback. Since singing is an extension of the speaking voice, you might try speaking in a lower tone supplied by proper breath control.

Question: I hate my voice, why is that?

Answer: Most of us do not like our voices. This is mainly caused by how we hear. Others hear a different sound then what you are hearing. The vibrations that occur when you sing are confined to the skull area and this is what you hear. Others hear your projected voice directed by sound waves. Learning a good vocal technique will eventually help you to sound much better.

Question: My voice is quite soft and high yet strong and slightly lower key. everyone says I sound different when my voice is recorded compared to when I say the same thing in real life, why do recordings sound different than I do even to other people? My voice does sound childish and high but I've also been told its deep at the same time, I don't understand this at all. Also, how does one get over speaking in the same tone/pitch every time, such as a robot of their own voice?

Answer: We seldom hear our true voice when we speak or sing. The first time we listen to a recording of ourselves, we go into denial that goes something like this. "That isn't my voice. I don't sound like that. There must be something wrong with the recording device. Wow! I'll never sing again!"

What we hear when we speak or sing is not our true sound. As we grow from babies to adulthood we think our vocal sound is true, but it isn't and here's why.

Sound reaches the inner ear by way of two separate paths, and those paths, in turn, affect what we perceive. I like Matt Soniac's description of this process:

"Every sound we hear—birds chirping, bees buzzing, people talking, and recordings—is a wave of pressure moving through the air. Our outer ears “catch” these waves and funnel them into our head through the ear canal. They strike the eardrum, which starts vibrating, and those vibrations travel to the inner ear, where they’re translated into signals that can be sent via the auditory nerve to the brain for interpretation.

When you speak, vibrations from your vocal cords resonate in your throat and mouth, and some get transmitted and conducted by the bones in your neck and head.

This combination of vibrations coming to the inner ear by two different paths gives your voice (as you normally hear it) a unique character that other, “air only” sounds don’t have. In particular, your bones enhance deeper, lower-frequency vibrations and give your voice a fuller, bass-like quality that’s lacking when you hear it on a recording."

You have a big vocal range which is why you can sing both low and high. Be happy about this.

Singing is an extension of the speaking voice. It's rare that a singer speaks in just one pitch. Try singing scales for 15 minutes each day to help your speaking voice.

Question: How do I make my voice higher with honey?

Answer: Taking honey has nothing to do with singing all! To increase your vocal range, find a qualified vocal teacher that is able to start you on good, solid vocal techniques, including diaphragmatic breathing.

Question: I sing contralto, and I don’t like that about myself. I wish I had a pretty high voice like most girls. I know I can’t change it, but is there any way to help myself feel better about the voice I have? I’m tired of hiding that I love to sing just because I hate my vocal range.

Answer: Do you know how lucky you are to have a contralto voice? Some of the most popular and successful recording voices have very low, rich singing voices. I'm also a contralto and it's served me very well in the music business. Anyhow, start listening to female artists with low voices to help you appreciate your singing. And stop hiding your fact, I want you to sing even more...flaunt it, find joy in it. If you love your voice, others will love it too!

© 2012 Audrey Hunt


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 17, 2020:

Hi Edgar

Thanks for your question about your voice. While you can't completely change your voice, you can alter it. I suggest that you carefully experiment with your head voice which will result in a more mixed sound. I always recommend working with a qualified vocal instructor.

Edgar on July 17, 2020:

My voice is way to deep for my age and I dislike it is there any helpful advice you can give me

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on December 29, 2019:

Hi Marlene

Your director is blessed to work with a talent like yours. To have "that sound" is a wonderful thing. I'm so glad that my article has given you some insight and I really hope you will reach the point where you like your voice. You deserve it!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on December 20, 2019:

I have never liked my voice, yet I am a voice actor anyway, because, rather than sounding beautiful, my voice only has to be the "sound" the director is looking for.

Thank you for your valuable insights. Now, I know why I hate my voice and I will practice your techniques so that I can at least be somewhat happy with what I hear inside.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on November 12, 2019:


There's actually a term for this: voice confrontation. Most of us hate how we sound but the good news is we can change how we sound to a degree. I always recommend getting some help with a good, qualified vocal teacher. I emphasize "qualified."

Practicing correct vocal skills, starting with diaphragmatic breathing, will release a rich, confident and controlled voice. We need proper feedback to set us on the right path.

Make this a priority and a gift to yourself.

TJ on November 12, 2019:

When I speak and sing, to me I sound fine... bu when I record my voice with ANYTHING I use, I always cringe so bad. Is there any additional advice you can give me? Thanks...

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on November 07, 2019:


If you find the songs too high or too low for your natural voice this indicates that they are not written in your singing key. If the notes feel too high, sing the alto part and if the notes are too low, you may need to sing soprano. This is important for avoiding vocal strain.

Autumn on October 20, 2019:

I am in choir and my voice just doesn’t fit with the songs some times. Is that bad?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 05, 2019:

Hi Morgan

Thanks for reading my article on Why You Hate Your Voice and How to Fix it. You can actually speak by generating sound from different places in the body called vocal registers. Each of these registers vibrate at different rates of speed to produce sound.

While it's not possible to completely alter your voice from high to low or vice versa, there are techniques you can try to make slight changes to your pitch and volume and bring out the best in your natural voice.

Practice opening your mouth wider when you speak. Drop your jaw and enunciate your words lower in your mouth, rather than producing them in your soft palate.

Be sure you are breathing from the belly and not the chest. This is the only way to project your voice.


the pitch of your voice is altered in large part by the laryngeal cartilage. This is the movable piece of cartilage that rises and falls in your throat as you sing a scale: doh, re, mi, fa, sol, lah, ti, doh.

Raising the laryngeal cartilage raises your pitch and creates a more feminine sound. Dropping the laryngeal cartilage drops your pitch and creates a more masculine sound.

Practice each of these suggestions and you'll be successful. It will take time, so be patient. Good luck!

Morgan Bubolz on July 02, 2019:

I am an individual (gender neutral) with, unfortunately, a very deep voice compared to others of similar body type, height, weight, fitness level, etc. I am looking to alter my voice to be as similar as possible to (VERY unfortunately) an adult actress's voice. I cannot stand my voice, and tend to be very quiet around most people, myself, my friends, my family included. My voice doesn't fit my appearance or personality even remotely. I've listened to my voice - it had to be mine because there was nobody else in the car, in the house, or anywhere within 1 mile when I made the recordings. Now I understand why many people have issues listening to a presentation, have issues sitting down and talking for a bit, and issues hearing me if there is any other noise to be heard. It's not a volume issue. It's a lack of emotion/enthusiasm even when it's something I'm genuinely excited about. Is there a method I could use to increase my volume by a slight margin, slow down my speech a bit, raise the pitch of my everyday voice about half to three quarters of an octave, make my voice significantly more feminine, and still add a raspiness to it?

My goal is to sound like (please don't judge by the fact that my end goal is to sound like an adult video star) Carolina Sweets. Her voice, or as close as possible, would definitely improve my issues and my self-worth.

Luke on June 26, 2019:

This is such an inspiring resource. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this -- it's invaluable and REAL.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 23, 2019:

Hi Matthew

You can absolutely make adjustments to your singing voice, using proper vocal techniques. Singing is sustained speech, supported by air. Breathing for singing is different than for speaking because singing requires much more air.

As you make adjustments to your voice, do so gently to avoid vocal abuse. Good luck and thanks.

Matthew Scherer from Corpus Christi on May 08, 2019:

Amazing article! I acted on some video projects and hated my voice at first but began adjusting my speaking voice the more I heard it! I had no idea the same could be done for a singing voice, this gives me great hope :-)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 29, 2019:


It sounds like you would sound better by developing your chest voice. Once you accomplish this, you'll be able to use your full register to mix with your high voice. Most women lack the rich tones initiated by the chest register.

Daphne on April 04, 2019:

My voice is high pitched and REALLY annoying. I am about to start a new high school, and I don't want to be made fun of again. Is there any way you could help me?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 04, 2019:


My suggestion would be to visit a vocal coach. A qualified teacher will listen to your voice and help you. Without someone to hear you sing, it's impossible to advise you.

A microphone will not enhance the voice. It's function is to project your singing and add echo if needed.

Amelie Le Roux on March 01, 2019:

hi can you help me, my voice sounds the same if i talk and if i record my voice but if i sing it sounds way different is it because the microphone is low equality but i always sing with something in my one ear to kind of get the idea of how i sound or i put two folders against my ears people say that can also work and i sound the same as a do if i sing with out it

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on January 29, 2019:


What exactly is it about your voice that you hate? Try to define what specifically you don't like. Most things can be changed, but others are genetic and require working around your sound.

I'll try to give you some tips if I can, but the best way to help you is to send me a vocal clip to evaluate.

Thanks and enjoy your day.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 27, 2019:

When I was studying acting, we went through a lot of voice training. And although the sound of my voice improved, I still hate it. Some of these techniques I've already learned but others are new to me and I'll have to try them out.

Mohit pahari on December 17, 2018:

I am indian 23 year boy........ My language is hindi..., I speak very slow ,and crack voice..

I don't know why i am talking too much slow speed... Mam how can i improve my speaking habbite.

Lester on December 17, 2018:

How I change my voice tone? trun into alto?

thank you!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on November 26, 2018:


It sounds like you need to concentrate on lifting the soft palate. You can do this by yawning. As you yawn, the soft palate lifts automatically and opens the back of the throat. This eliminates the nasal sound. Give it a works!

alpacafluff on October 25, 2018:

Do you have any tips to overcome an unclear voice? I have a big tongue and small mouth that makes me sound nasally because it blocks my throat, but then my overbite causes my mouth to rest in a tight position anyway (which also makes me feel I can't reposition my tongue or palette because the movement feels limited). I don't mind being nasally, I just don't know why I can't sound more clear and why it feels like something's blocking my voice. Is there any hope??? ):

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 06, 2018:


I can help you. Pls send an email to me for information. There are reasons you dislike your voice.What is your age?

Elijah Ingram on July 28, 2018:

Mrs. Hunt,

Thank you for your advice. This guide has brought a lot of things to light. I want to follow this advice, but the problem is that I can't handle listening to my own voice. I just can't. What do I do?


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 23, 2018:


Are you on an inhaler of some kind? Try to avoid full-on singing until your bronchial problems are healed. Then start with huming and gradually introduce your singing on a light tone for a few weeks.

Your voice will gradually return, but be careful not to strain it.

Nell Rose from England on July 20, 2018:

My voice wasn't too bad before my bronchial problem, but now I sound like a dead cat! lol! I do hope it comes back!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 17, 2018:


When we fail to "lift" the soft palate (the moon shaped part at the back of the throat) the sound becomes trapped in the nasal area. When you yawn, the soft palate automatically lifts, opening the back of the throat. This prevents the nasal sound. Here is a link that might help you:

Thanks, my friend.

agusfanani from Indonesia on July 17, 2018:

Hi Audrey,

I have nasal voice and when a friend of mine asked me to narrate his documentary movie several years ago, I found the result unsatisfactory because of that nasal voice. I wish I had known the tips you've give in this hub at that time.Lol... I will try you tips anyway to improve and correct my nasal voice with the help your advice. Thank you for sharing this hub, Audrey.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 07, 2018:


To deepen your voice, add more chest resonance. Also, correct your breathing by learning "the belly breath." This gives you more power and projection. Work with a vocal coach to speak clearly and work on your diction. Do all this and your confidence will increase.

Pedro on July 03, 2018:

I feel my voice is muffled. I have problems speaking louder and clearly. I want to socialize more but I need some help. In my childhood, I was using too much throat to try and get a deep voice. I don't know what to do. Help

stephenhoward4 on July 01, 2018:


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 16, 2018:

Go to my profile page and click on fan mail. You will be able to contact me through hub pages.

Nick on June 16, 2018:

I can't find you email address. How do I send the mp3 file?

Nick on June 16, 2018:

I struggle a bit to talk clearly, and I also get hated on for my voice. I'll send you a recording when I arrive home

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 15, 2018:

Yes, I will. Are you having throat problems or discomfort?

Nick on June 14, 2018:

If I send a recording of my voice, can you tell me if I need to go to the doctor or if it sounds ok?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 14, 2018:


You are so cute. Your voice is not horrible. Consider a small child banging on the piano. Get's on your nerves in no time. However, if you teach the child how to use the piano, the banging turns into a lovely melody.

Wish you were in my area. I'd show you how to use your marvelous singing tools! Thank you.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 11, 2018:

Lady Penelope

I appreciate your heart-warming comments so very much. You've seen right through me. I care how others feel about their singing voices. This matters to me. Thank you!

A on June 08, 2018:

how to send my voice recorder?

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on June 05, 2018:

Fascinating and so informative. I will have to drop back to read fully when I have more time. Yes I hate my voice but I will let you into a secret it is because it is horrible :)

Lady Penelope Piddleworthy from Piddleton Hall, Piddleshire, The Disunited Kingdom on June 05, 2018:

How positively informative. Thank you for such an interesting and somewhat, educational article.

One can clearly see that you understand the sorrow felt by those who hate their own voices. Simply marvellous.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 04, 2018:


I would need to hear your voice to advise you correctly. Please contact me for this. Meanwhile, mixing more of your chest voice into your"girl" sound may help. You may want to consider making the most of your natural voice and keeping your present sound. Many men would love to have a tenor voice.

Ali on June 03, 2018:

My voice like girl but I am a boy so what I do sir plz give me some suggestions?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 06, 2018:

Dear Jack,

Your voice will probably be changing, if it hasn't already. Your chest voice will deepen your sound. DO NOT feel ashamed. Your friends are not true friends if they lack understanding and ridicule you.

jack on May 03, 2018:

I am 16 year boy, and i really hate my voice especially when i listen my voice through whats app voice chating and listening to the recorder,i feel that still i am not aged and it sound like a 5 year old child, i am really ashamed of myself , i dont know how my friend felt toward me when they hearing my voice, I WISH IF U CAN HELP ME

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 11, 2018:

The best advice I can give you is to schedule a few lessons with a qualified vocal instructor. This way, your voice will be evaluated and a program will be designed for your individual needs. As you practice needed exercises, your voice will improve.

Contact me, if you like.


Sharansh123 on April 01, 2018:

My throat was operated because of goiter and my voice becomes heavy and a little hoarse. My dream was to become a videogame commentator, so can I do commentary with my current voice?

ElizabethLewis123 on March 01, 2018:

Hello, I was recording my voice as a voice over, when I realised how drastically different my voice is to other people. It is incredibly whiny, rapid, not articulate at all and has a nasal tinge to it. To myself, I sound like an average person. Furthermore, though i have a London accent, it isn't very clear at all, and I am devastated that people have to listen to this. It seems incredibly articulate, clear and of a neutral tone to me. I am sorry for such a long message, but I'm getting desperate.

Paul on February 28, 2018:

How can one resolves the issues of deep voice?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 28, 2018:


It sounds like you have a "Michael Jackson" sound and that ain't bad! I recommend accepting your natural sound and re-invent your style of singing. Ignore what others say about your voice.


Ra on February 23, 2018:

Im 16, and when I record my voice and when other people hear my voice, it sounds like im "gay" or "camp" or with a "feminine tone" and that type of tone, and I really hate it and am desperate to fix this, any help :(

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 18, 2018:


Please send me an email. I'll be able to give you some personal help. I know exactly what the problem is and how to fix it. I look forward to hearing from you.


Eve on February 18, 2018:

When I record my voice, singing or speaking, it sounds wobbly?? Like I would love if when I sang I stayed on one note and could draw it out, but it just sounds weak and awful, any help?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on January 18, 2018:


It sounds like you may be using the wrong type of mic. Your problem could also be the sound system.

Bob on December 10, 2017:

Dearly Lee beloved are you listening I can’t remember a word that you saying

Akshay on November 09, 2017:

I am a budding singer. During practice, my voice really gets melodious but...

On mic, my voice automatically turns blocky sorta and I try my best to avoid it but it doesn't happen? Any solution?

Alex Hunter on September 14, 2017:

Hi dear Author, I've got a strong British accent and my voice is unclear and so loud. The worst problem annoys me is Starting Every Sentence with 'U Know'. I hate it and everyone knows that. Even my classmates mock me in the worst way then I'll get humiliated. I've lost my confidence and I think everyone hates me. I'm fed up with my voice. I've visited many doctors in U.K. who were the best in their profession but all these visits were in vain. Please help me to have confidence and be courage. Sometimes I think I'm the worst,unfortunate person in the universe. I'll be thankful to see ur reply,

Yours faithfully, Alex

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 05, 2017:

These singing exercises also apply to the speaking voice so in time they should help. Also: Practice your pitch with a piano accompaniment. Try counting from one to eight along the pitch of middle C then drop down on one note.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 04, 2017:

Oh well, it is not to sing, I am actually OK with that. (Not that I am a hit there but the sound of my singing is just a better voice, to me anyway.) I do hate my speaking voice and although I have not gone over this really good yet I really think it might help. Sounds like practice and exercise. I can do that! Will let you know! Although I am sure it may take awhile.

Again, thanks!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 03, 2017:

Hi Jackie

I'm 'over the moon" happy to know that you're not giving up on your voice. If I can help you feel free to contact me. I'm only an email or phone call away. :)

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 03, 2017:

I am going to copy this Audrey and really try it. I do hate my voice and always have. It is too low. It is sure worth a try.

Sorry I missed this. Thank you!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 02, 2017:


The best exercises for all vocalists are breath control using the diaphragmatic muscle, ear-training and exercises to beautify your tone.

Dan on September 02, 2017:

Hey Audrey. I really don't like my voice but i love to sing and I want to Austin diction for a choir. Are there and exersizes besides the one she aboveboard that will make my voice sound like I'm not one of the bloopers on a talent show. Thanks a lot.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 18, 2017:


Your voice can change. Find a good vocal coach or speech therapist. Exercises will be given to you to help lift your voice to a higher level. Contact me anytime and I wish you success, Just remember that you're not stuck with the voice you have.

Hi Shauna

I can help you ... and so can other qualified vocal instructors. Do not stop singing just because you don't like your voice and accent. All you need is a little knowledge presented through instruction. Yes, it costs but the cost is well worth it.

Shauna on August 18, 2017:

I cringed when I heard my recorded voice recently and have been looking for help every since that dreadful moment. I'm southern (SC) and my accent is strong. How can I improve this?

Deena on August 17, 2017:

My voice is way too low and I'm a lady

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 28, 2017:


Thanks for your question. Now sit back and listen! It matters very much how we feel about our speaking or singing voice. Our self-esteem is related to how well we like our sound. For the most part, the voice can be altered. I not only altered my own sound from a "little girl" voice to a rich confident woman's voice. We're not stuck with the voice we are born with.

The voice can be enhanced and changed with the help of a qualified instructor (teach or vocal coach.) Notice the word qualified. I've experienced astounding results with my students from changing the vocal color to a clear, distinct, rich, pleasant voice.

Every time the words "I hate my voice" are repeated damage is being done to the person as well as the voice itself. Listen to the tightness in your sound when you repeat "I Hate MY Voice" as opposed to the softness of the phrase "I Love my voice".

Your body reacts to exactly what you believe and belief stems from your thoughts. Change your thoughts to change the results.

End of lecture my friend. I care. I really do care.


kallini2010 from Toronto, Canada on May 28, 2017:

Hello, Audrey:

Even though I have asked the question and you were courteous to provide an answer, I have never got around to doing anything about "hating" my voice. The exercises seemed too much for me.

I recorded myself talking and singing and hated every second of it - I decided to live with the feedback - "oh, there is nothing wrong with your voice, your accent is adorable, I really like your voice". As you said in the article about happiness - it's all in my head and my thoughts.

So, I can live with it (unless I record it! ha-ha-ha) and others just don't mind.


As you could imagine (an add another 25 cents to the jar), now my son refuses to speak because ... he "hates" his voice. He has a relatively low bass - it cuts through the air and makes me wish he did not take after his grandfather. Now I have two basses walking around. I prefer midrange (baritone?), softer, easier on the ears male voices.

But what can we do?

I'll be happy if he slowed down and worked on his articulation so I won't go "What? What? What?"

"Mother, you are deaf just like grandpa. I'm not going to talk to you".

If I'm deaf, what does it matter whether I love or hate any voice?

Crystal on May 11, 2017:


I absolutely hate my voice on recording. It sounds so nasally and deeper than how i hear my voice. I am an aspiring musician and the way i hear myself, i thought that i was alright. When i first heard myself on recording, i thought there was something wrong with the mic, not me. But now ive come to realize this, i was shocked. Its very discouraging. I asked my friends if i sound different to them on recording and their answers confirmed my worst fears. I dont know what to do. :( This article has been so helpful. If there is something i could do to solve this, please feel free to tell me. :)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 10, 2017:

Hi Paul

Well, we can fix that problem. Check out my tutorial " The Most Important Thing Beginning Singers Need to Know." Apply this information to your singing and let me know how you're doing.

Thanks for being here and sing with joy!


Paul Dennis on May 08, 2017:

I think my voice is fine but no one can understand me the say I sound like boomhaur lol

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 28, 2017:

Even though you may not like your singing voice, keep right on singing. Studies show that singing is a healthy thing to do. Thanks for being here.

Msksjdmckc on April 26, 2017:

I hate my voice

stephanie on April 09, 2017:

Hey how can I fix my Throat

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 07, 2017:


To answer your question "Did you ever hate your voice?"...I can truthfully say no. However, after hearing my recorded singing I found a few areas that clearly needed improvement. Working for a short time with an excellent vocal coach I soon began to hear a difference.

With most of my vocal students I zero in on what needs to be addressed vocally and fix it ASAP. The result is 100% a singer who is happy with their voice.


Lauren on April 07, 2017:

Did you hate your voice

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2017:


To deepen your voice and remove the whiney sound, using lots of breath and the word 'woah', place your voice in the deep chest area. It will take a few times but this exercise works wonders. Feel for the chest vibrations...this is where your sound must originate from.

Evvie on April 04, 2017:

My voice is higher than in my head, and whinier. Eww. I absolutely hate it! I hope with theses methods I can fix that

prince on March 29, 2017:

hey audrey i just wantes to ask is their any operation for changing the voice into the type of voice we hear of ourselves plz tell me

H Lax on March 19, 2017:

Great article. I wish my high school music teacher would have had me do these exercises instead of turning the pages at the piano. I will definitely be referring to this article to learn how to change the sound of my voice. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

Daddy Grey on March 16, 2017:

Dear Audrey Hunt, 3,16,17

Hey it's been a while! How are you? Great? Well I just swallowed my......tongue. It tasted like azz berries.

Love, Daddy.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 12, 2017:

We all have a "bridge" when we sing. The bridge connects the tone as we sing from low to high. I have an exercise that will teach you how to do this. Please contact me by email for this lesson. It involves a combination of steps. Fear can only be diminished by walking through that which you fear. You can't wish it away but you can take action to reduce or even eradicate your fear. Fear exists only in the mind. I recommend you read my article on overcoming fear. Thank you.

Simone on February 26, 2017:

Thank you for this inspiring blog! I've always been passionate about singing, and can carry a tune, but I'm nervous about singing in front of other people. I have deep, long-standing confidence issues which make me hypercritical about many aspects of my being. I have been making an attempt to practice my singing as I have yet to find my true voice. I find myself alternating between a low voice and a much higher, airier sound (and not really loving either of them). The best way I can describe my core issue is to say that I feel I lack a bridge between these two voices and suspect my "real" (powerful and attractive) voice lies somewhere in the middle. Does this sound familiar to you at all? I look forward to any suggestions you might have :) Thank you!

Kenneth Avery on February 09, 2017:

Hi, Audrey (vocalcoach),

If by now you have read my reply to your comment on my hub about stationary bikes, then you will recall that in my reply I said that I was going to visit your hubs and read some of them.

I got stuck on this one due to the topic of "hating one's voice," which I do.

I would love to have the gift of singing like my wife and others at church, but when the recording starts, I start sweating because I know that I sound like a backwoods hillbilly, which I am and not meaning any disrespect to other hillbillies.

Your topic is very helpful and doable.

Thanks so much.

I learned not one, but two things:

1.) I can fix my voice according to this hub Yay!

2.) You name is Audrey. I never knew that. All of this time I have only known you as vocalcoach and now the hub topic and your pen name makes perfect sense.

Please keep up the great work and do not lose touch with me.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 24, 2016:


Oh, thank you my dear friend. I'm so happy to win this award. It means so much to me. I sure appreciate you and the many years of support and friendship you've brought to me. How blessed I am!




If you go to my bio you will find a link to my email. Thank you for your comments.


Thank you my friend. I also congratulate you on your award! It's so very nice to be honored and appreciated for one's work.

Blessings to you,


Hi Paula

How wonderful to see you here. A big thanks for your support and taking the time to read my hub!

Dream On

It's important to enjoy practicing whenever we learn something new. I love a challenge. And although I'm a professional pianist and do well with my repertoire I continue to work on the most difficult Chopin, Beethoven and Bach to keep my brain busy. :)

I'm always here for you my friend - my door is always open. Now I must get back to the books I'm writing about singing - what else? :)

Dream On on September 15, 2016:

I am more excited about your comment than your hub. Now I find that hard to believe. I have been trying to just practice some of the videos on your hub and see if it is just a passing phase. I am having fun right now just articulating and learning. Thank you for such a wonderful and generous offer. I never want to waste anyone's precious time so I have to see where my thoughts take me. I must say doing even a little makes me feel good. A different kind of good.The same feeling when I write something I appreciate and like even if the world doesn't see it. I will message you a little more if you don't mind. I just want to thank you for your kindness and your friendship. You have so many hubs it takes me awhile to read. Thanks so much for sharing and caring. Wishing the best night where everything just goes right.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 15, 2016:

Faith Reaper

Your comments are always guaranteed to put a big 'ol smile on my face! Thank you dear friend. You're a winner too!




Thank you so much my friend! I appreciate you taking the time to read my hub.

Have a great day,


Paula on September 15, 2016:

Hip Hip Hurray!! CONGRATULATIONS AUDREY!! Way to go!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 15, 2016:

Congratulations for the Hubbie award for this excellent hub!

I appreciated it earlier and appreciate it again. So happy to see you win . Enjoy your award and have a blessed day!

Kushagra S on September 14, 2016:

hey Audrey,

as you'd have understood why i'm here, i've got a really disgusting voice and that sucks to me,i'm 16 and male, i really wanna sing but my voice is the biggest obstacle, i also tried some free online singing classes but they didn't helped even a little, also my voice can define my future, so its a humble request to you that please tell me source i can contact you with, please help me, and i hope you will.

warmest regards.


PS: I can't pay fee.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 14, 2016:


How very nice of you to come by and congratulate me! Thank you very much.



Hi Mike. I hear you singing and you sound great! Your congratulations echoes clear across the USA - from California to Tennessee. Thanks dear one.



Hi Sha. As you've experienced the correct breathing process you know that it takes time to re-learn how to breathe. But what a great accomplishment! Not only does the speaking and singing voice sound better, diaphragmatic breathing provides us with a healthier body including the brain.

Thank you for recognizing my hubbie award and may I congratulate you as well on your award. Nice going!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 13, 2016:

Dream on

I think you have a secret desire to sing...really sing. You haven't said as much, but I'm pretty good at reading between the lines - especially when it comes to singing. So with that said, just let me know and I will comp you some lessons.

Very glad you've read my article and thanks.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on September 13, 2016:

Happy to see this wonderful post won a Hubbie award, dear Audrey - congratulations to you....!

MsDora on September 13, 2016:

Congratulations on your Best Hub on Spinditty Award. Best to you, going forward!

Faith Reaper on September 12, 2016:

Congratulations, Dear Audrey, on winning a well-deserved Hubbie Award for this wonderful hub! This hub is certainly a winner, as are you!

Hugs and blessings

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 12, 2016:

Audrey, when I was in broadcasting school one of the first things we were taught was how to breathe. Basically, we had to re-learn how to breathe in order to speak in our radio voices. After a while it became habit to breathe from the diaphragm as we recorded or were on air.

The first time I heard my recorded voice I couldn't believe it was me. I don't sound like that! Now I know why.

Excellent article, Audrey and congratulations on your 2016 Hubbie Award!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on September 12, 2016:

Hello Audrey, can you hear me singing Congratulations to you. Best Hub on Spinditty: This is very much deserved.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on September 12, 2016:

Congratulations, Audrey, for having your hub chosen as a Hubbie Award winner.

Dream on on September 04, 2016:

I read your hub and found so many things you said true and funny at the same time. My voice always sounds high pitched and much different than I hear. I use to joke and say I am going through puberty at 20, 30,40, 50 . Friends just look at me funny. I thought like so many other people the voice we have we are born with and there is no changing that. A kind of luck of the draw. How wrong was I and so many other people. Thank you for a wonderful and interesting hub. Now the hard part is will I take any steps to make it better. Recently I told you how I took up whistling and I am learning to when I never could.