What are voice feminization exercises?
Voice feminization exercises are singing and speaking exercises designed to help someone develop a more feminine voice than they currently have. This includes working on elements like pitch, resonance, sentence structure, and brightness of individual sounds. You can read a more detailed description of the elements of a feminine voice here.
Resonance in Voice Feminization Exercises
In this video, you can begin to explore the resonance of a feminine voice. Our instructor Christi will go over a couple exercises with word examples to help you find a resonance that is more in the face and head, and less in the chest:
Feminine Pitch for a Feminine Voice
When you’re feeling better about finding face and head resonance, you can then try working on pitch! Our instructor Anna goes over the typical feminine speaking range and how to build that part of your voice in this tutorial:
Posture for Voice Feminization
Some people find that posture and upper body tension limit their ability to increase their pitch at first. If that’s the case, you can try working on your posture with this video:
Learning Voice Feminization by Feeling
In addition to using sound and visual queues, learning what feelings are created by a feminine voice can be very helpful. Feeling things like the resonance of the voice in the cheeks and what higher pitches feel like can give you a reliable way to determine if you’re practicing correctly. What you feel when you use your voice will also vary less than what you hear, which can be affected by a change in scenery, recording quality, and/or illness – feelings are very reliable.
Something Fun for Voice Feminization
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably feeling like you’re beginning to understand feminine voice exercises better. Looking for something more outside the box? Consider trying THIS tutorial!
Videos and tutorials can be a great way to start your voice feminization journey. That being said, there really is no substitute for lessons with a transgender voice coach. If you’re ready to book a lessons with a transgender voice coach, we’re happy to have you!
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