MTF Voice Training
MTF voice training, often referred to as voice feminization therapy, is voice coaching for those wishing to develop a more feminine voice. During voice feminization training, our instructors will work with you on these elements:
1. Higher pitch in the feminine range
For adult feminine voices, that is pitch in the E3-C4 range (you can check these pitches on a virtual keyboard like this one).
2. Raising the voice box and narrowing the throat
A feminine vocal tract creates a softer sound. Over time, you can sustain this softer, brighter sound as your new norm.
3. Greater pitch fluctuation
This sing song quality of the voice is also known as prosody. Feminine voices tend to have greater pitch variation, and with the right voice feminization exercises it’s possible to master this quality.
4. Longer, brighter vowels
Speaking your vowels with more emphasis will produce resonance in the head and less in the chest. This sound will help you be understood when your voice no longer has the chest resonance, after a MTF voice transition.
5. Softer consonants
Trans women can create smoother connections between words and sentences for a more feminine sound. Feminine voices convey ideas and sentences smoothly, and softening your consonants will help develop this.
6. Projection with your new feminine voice
Projection means yelling, singing, speaking over other sounds or background noise. With the resonance now being more in your head and less in your chest, it’s important to know how to project without straining or reverting back to your former voice. With the right voice feminization exercises, this can be done!
7. Laughing, sneezing, coughing, etc.
The finishing touches on MTF voice training. Relearning how to laugh, sneeze, cough, or cry while maintaining your new resonance can be a daunting task. With the proper feminine voice exercises, it is possible to retrain these sounds more feminine – and we are happy to help!