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MelissaAndProudOfIt

Voice Hurdle Completed WOW!!!!

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MelissaAndProudOfIt

Hi all

After so many years of having no luck in feminising my voice, what do yah know the app I downloaded quite a few months ago has finally delivered results.. I now have my own voice and Melissa now has her own voice too now WOW...  I cannot believe it as seems I have finally cracked the secret of feminising my voice. Happy days....

 

When out now will be giving it the field test.. I am more than sure it will pass.  though will be careful of getting my inflections correct etc..

 

If it does pass i will be every bit the woman i want and need to be..   That will be the cream on my preverbial cake.

 

I will be putting some videos too not only me running my feminised voice, but also my normal voice and also video instruction on (If you need it) Instruction to assist you in feminising yours too.

 

Plus being definently Scene myself now, i love to get out... boring weather though pah pah pah nada nada nada lol, so cold, so still, so wet...arghhhhhhh lol  I await with baited breath for my favourite stormy weather to begin... am I the only one that loves stormy weather...ever since i was little i loved it... never was scared of it.      HIgh winds, Rough sea,  just love the exhilleration and exitement of it all... I guess if i am the only one who actually enjoys this weather and being out in it, i must be either unique, stupid or just wierd lol.. heck it's me, just being me...

 

Simply making the best of Bad weather lol

 

Warm Regards

 

Melissa

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Josie Beth

I’m really excited to see you ecstatic about your voice! 

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DeeDee
1 hour ago, MelissaAndProudOfIt said:

HIgh winds, Rough sea,  just love the exhilleration and exitement of it all... I guess if i am the only one who actually enjoys this weather and being out in it, i must be either unique, stupid or just wierd lol.. heck it's me, just being me...

I love being out in the rain - I used to tell myself it was because all the idiots would stay inside leaving me alone to enjoy it!  Though I admit being able to go back inside and change into dry clothes in a warm house makes all the difference.  Well done on finding your voice!

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MelissaAndProudOfIt

Made a video today, voice was fine, except my dress top slipped down er no way uploading that, will try again shortly..if all else fails an audio file instead for now..

 

Regards Melissa

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jae bear

  Hey Melissa, 

 awesome job on the voice, what an accomplishment! I find the hardest part for me is just maintaining my pitch but I think I’m my own worst critic because all I get is ma’amed anyway... I was talking to my electrologist about an upcoming consult for vocal feminization surgery but she really does not want me to do that and doesn’t know why I’m thinking about it, but I honestly feel it would make me feel a lot better, pitch being the one thing that bugs me the most... my daily tuneup consists of bringing my vocal pitch up to 700 Hz, that’s my topend ceiling most of the time and allows me to reach the right vocal pitch a little easier but I think I worry about this too much since my tone, prosody and cadence seem to be fine, just as they pretty much have always been, but we all feel self-conscious about something and I often feel that my pitch is just not right...

Turn that file into an audio girl!  I often just video myself reading a book for a few minutes so I have something to compare with. 

You are definitely not alone loving storms, I am loving the wet weather right now and adore waking up to the sound of the rain on my rooftop, coming home late at night with my little AWD XC Volvo, it’s brights lighting the wet muddy road all the way home, traveling through the biggest mud puddles and getting across that barely passable culvert passing which will probably get washed out tonight due to some heavy storms that are hitting the area. The culvert passing was washed out a week or so ago on the last storm B766A9B1-799C-4B39-AFF1-BE3387B7FF1F.thumb.jpeg.ca9542c2d86d072b385ae71e3baa4bf8.jpegso I jumped my minivan across it, not a good idea, I’ve seen some pictures now of somebody else who tried to do that and ended up floating all the way to the damn and getting in a lot of trouble. I will say though that my cross country all-wheel-drive Volvo station wagon really gets the job done,  it loves the wet weather and stormyness just as much as I do !

 Hugs, 

 Jackie 

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Kirsten

Jackie, I have heard only cautionary tales about the vocal surgeries. Seems almost nobody recommends it. One tiny mistake and you’re screwed for life! If you’re already only maamed idk. It’s a lot of risk for something you seemingly don’t really need. I’d at least put in the time and effort with a vocal coach for a few months first. They seem to do wonders and no worry of being silent or worse forever. 

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Jani

The thing to remember is you will need voice therapy to train yourself to use your new voice and not hurt it.  It's not a zero sum game where the surgery 'fixes" your voice and that's that.   Kirsten's advice is good.  Spend some time with a good vocal coach to determine where your "current" voice can take you.  You may be surprised! 

Jani

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Linde
Just now, Kirsten said:

Jackie, I have heard only cautionary tales about the vocal surgeries. Seems almost nobody recommends it. One tiny mistake and you’re screwed for life! If you’re already only maamed idk. It’s a lot of risk for something you seemingly don’t really need. I’d at least put in the time and effort with a vocal coach for a few months first. They seem to do wonders and no worry of being silent or worse forever. 

I am fully with you.  The voice surgery (shortening the vocal cords) is not a science but an empirical experiment, because scaring is hard to control, and not everybody scars the same way!

I rather would talk with the deepest voice ever than not being able to talk at all!

 

My natural voice is in the lower female pitch range  (I normally sing with a mezzo soprano voice), so the pitch is no problem for me.  My problem is the typical m ale speech pattern, and that gives me away.  i have to concentrate very hard to use the female speech pattern.  It is easier if I talk with a group of women, but as soon as men are participating in a conversation, i slip back into the male pattern.

 

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MelissaAndProudOfIt

Hiya All

If you want to improve your voice, then if on android mobile then go t Google Play then search for Voice Pitch Analyser.  Its a really handy app and its helped me.   The app needs access to your phones microphone.  You press microphone symbol and read some text provided by the app, press stop when finished and it will show you if ypur voice is more to male or female or androgynous ok.

I found it a very handy app.  I hit above female which must be quite rare.

 

Regards. 

Melissa

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Linde
Just now, MelissaAndProudOfIt said:

Hiya All

If you want to improve your voice, then if on android mobile then go t Google Play then search for Voice Pitch Analyser.  Its a really handy app and its helped me.   The app needs access to your phones microphone.  You press microphone symbol and read some text provided by the app, press stop when finished and it will show you if ypur voice is more to male or female or androgynous ok.

I found it a very handy app.  I hit above female which must be quite rare.

 

Regards. 

Melissa

I am using this App for quite q while now, and I try to train my voice to get higher in pitch than my natural pith is.

I slowly get the feeling , as if I know the good Dorian Gray in person!

 

The danger is that one starts to sound phony trying to reach the high pitch levels.  The average of my natural voice seems to be +/- 200 Hz, which is about in the middle of the female voice range.  But even during my manliest of all manly days, I had never a deep voice, and could never sing lower than a rather high pitch baritone (and my throat did hurt after this).  Not only the looks of my body was slightly on the rather girlish side, but my voice was there, too.

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MelissaAndProudOfIt
Just now, Linde said:

I am using this App for quite q while now, and I try to train my voice to get higher in pitch than my natural pith is.

I slowly get the feeling , as if I know the good Dorian Gray in person!

 

The danger is that one starts to sound phony trying to reach the high pitch levels.  The average of my natural voice seems to be +/- 200 Hz, which is about in the middle of the female voice range.  But even during my manliest of all manly days, I had never a deep voice, and could never sing lower than a rather high pitch baritone (and my throat did hurt after this).  Not only the looks of my body was slightly on the rather girlish side, but my voice was there, too.

Hi linde

I had 255 the max and that amazed me...generally well into female zone without trying that hard.    Well done for you...it"s quite a good app.

 

Warm regards

Melissa

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MelissaAndProudOfIt

Hi all

Most important thing to remember is the larynx voice box is a complex set of muscles, and like all muscles they need training with pushing on an occasional basis by taking voice level up one level at a time and keeping progress comfortable, its taken me loads of practice and patience.....bags of determination... You will get to your goal....:)

 

Regards

Melissa

 

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MelissaAndProudOfIt
5 hours ago, jae bear said:

  Hey Melissa, 

 awesome job on the voice, what an accomplishment! I find the hardest part for me is just maintaining my pitch but I think I’m my own worst critic because all I get is ma’amed anyway... I was talking to my electrologist about an upcoming consult for vocal feminization surgery but she really does not want me to do that and doesn’t know why I’m thinking about it, but I honestly feel it would make me feel a lot better, pitch being the one thing that bugs me the most... my daily tuneup consists of bringing my vocal pitch up to 700 Hz, that’s my topend ceiling most of the time and allows me to reach the right vocal pitch a little easier but I think I worry about this too much since my tone, prosody and cadence seem to be fine, just as they pretty much have always been, but we all feel self-conscious about something and I often feel that my pitch is just not right...

Turn that file into an audio girl!  I often just video myself reading a book for a few minutes so I have something to compare with. 

You are definitely not alone loving storms, I am loving the wet weather right now and adore waking up to the sound of the rain on my rooftop, coming home late at night with my little AWD XC Volvo, it’s brights lighting the wet muddy road all the way home, traveling through the biggest mud puddles and getting across that barely passable culvert passing which will probably get washed out tonight due to some heavy storms that are hitting the area. The culvert passing was washed out a week or so ago on the last storm B766A9B1-799C-4B39-AFF1-BE3387B7FF1F.thumb.jpeg.ca9542c2d86d072b385ae71e3baa4bf8.jpegso I jumped my minivan across it, not a good idea, I’ve seen some pictures now of somebody else who tried to do that and ended up floating all the way to the damn and getting in a lot of trouble. I will say though that my cross country all-wheel-drive Volvo station wagon really gets the job done,  it loves the wet weather and stormyness just as much as I do !

 Hugs, 

 Jackie 

Hi Jackie

Concentrate more on pacing you speed of speech to slower than normal and keep practicing till consistancy is naturally gained.  Once achieved then work back to natural speed of your speech. By doing that then i feel sure you'll have a far better chance of success ok

Regards

Melissa

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Linde
7 minutes ago, MelissaAndProudOfIt said:

Hi linde

I had 255 the max and that amazed me...generally well into female zone without trying that hard.    Well done for you...it"s quite a good app.

 

Warm regards

Melissa

On some good speech days, I can reach about 260 Hz without sounding strained, but humidity and time of the day has to be right for this.  My goal is to remain in the mid to lower range of the female voice, because older women have mostly a little lower voice than younger women.

But as I said, one  should not forget the speech pattern, and that is purely a learned behavior which needs to be unlearned for the male side, and relearned for the female side.

And that is, where  still struggle!

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Beverly

Voice is what I'm currently working to improve. Pitch is only one part of feminine sounding speech and higher pitch alone doesn't do the trick and can make matters worse by sounding cartoonish or unnatural. I tested my pitch with the app, and it was in the female range. There are SO many other factors to sounding naturally female, e.g., timbre, vertical and horizontal planes of resonance, head voice vs. chest voice, breath in speech, mouth shape and so on. I have a great voice coach who teaches private lessons via Skype. You'll quickly learn the anatomy and physiology of how voice is produced. Knowing this actually helps you. You don't need surgery. It usually doesn't help much any way. If anyone is interested in checking her out let me know. I was passable and sustainable after only three lessons. Her fees are reasonable. Passing visually is only part of it. If the voice isn't feminine, you're going to get clocked. Moderators, I don't think we're supposed to use the site to promote something, so I'm not posting her information here.

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