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Famous/prominent GG has "deeper voice than most men"

  • Katy Batty!  I has such a nice ring to it, no? (smile)

    Well, we're all just Bozos on this bus anyways...got room? *giggles*

    Traci xoxo

    <p>Traci</p>
      November 25, 2017 6:09 PM GMT
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    Ah ah ah! Dear Traci, I don't have a middle name, but if I had one it would be *Batty*. I'm a natural :)

      November 25, 2017 5:23 PM GMT
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  • Katy...that is a special talent!!!  Serious question here...OK, not that serious...errmmm...ahhh...OK, a silly one!

    Do you talk to bats regularly??

    If so my dear, just how long have you been doing this?

    And most importantly, do they talk back to you? (grin)

    Traci xoxo

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      November 24, 2017 10:36 PM GMT
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    Lol, Traci, "Just don't ask me to shout for I never know where my pitch is going there!  LOL", same here, except my voice tends to shoot in a range only bats can hear :)

      November 24, 2017 12:57 PM GMT
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  • Lynn...I tend speak "softer" which does indeed help to overcome some of the bass built in genetically...but what comes out sounds somewhat raspy (naturally) ala Debra winger or Demi Moore...works pretty well for me!  Just don't ask me to shout for I never know where my pitch is going there!  LOL

    Traci xoxo

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      November 24, 2017 1:09 AM GMT
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  • According to a study from the University of Leipzig, womens voices have actually deepened over the years by almost an octave - from 220 Herz to ca. 150 Hz. They put this down to emancipation - a somewhat deeper voice apparently carries more weight at the workplace etc.

     

    As an aside, after a two year break I went back to an 'open mike' evening I used to frequent but this time as Lynn. I sang a couple of songs and people reckoned my voice had got higher! However, since I was singing in the same keys as before, I put this down to not singing at full volume which seems to take out some of the bass component in my voice.

     

    Lynn

    "It ain't what you do,it's the way that you do it............and that's what gets results!"
      November 23, 2017 9:40 AM GMT
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    Not sure why that posted twice, but, oh well.

      November 22, 2017 5:29 PM GMT
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    Absolutely! Ultimately women (and men) come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of voices.

    And girls with deep voices are just... well... wow... (a slave to Diana Krall's voice here, lol). :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwFYUZn-g6Y

    This post was edited by Katia V at November 22, 2017 5:23 PM GMT
      November 22, 2017 5:22 PM GMT
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    Absolutely! Ultimately women (and men) come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of voices.

    And girls with deep voices are just... well... wow... (a slave to Diana Krall's voice here, lol). :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwFYUZn-g6Y

    This post was edited by Katia V at November 22, 2017 5:24 PM GMT
      November 22, 2017 5:22 PM GMT
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  • My voice lies somewhere between the two of them...not nearly as harsh as Juliana's but not as pretty as Arthur's!  It is kind of like a soft, huskier pitch like a Demi Moore...(smile)  

    But it is truly difficult to fathom a woman being able to hit those lows!!!  gives hope for us in the trans community to find a comfy, natural voice and just don't worry about it...

    Traci xoxo

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      November 22, 2017 5:14 PM GMT
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    Isn't it amazing? I had to google them both up (Juliana Strangelove and Arthur Vasiliev) to be sure it was not some kind of spoofery! :)

      November 22, 2017 10:40 AM GMT
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  • Wow!!  When they harmonized in the intro, I was completely fooled by each voice.  Even when watching them sing solo it is difficult to believe what you're hearing and seeing!!  (smile)

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      November 22, 2017 12:35 AM GMT
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    Recently came across this great video and it made me think of this thread, and the related concerns! :)

    As a girl (born a girl, grrrr), with a voice like a squeaky rubber toy, I'd trade voice with this chick any day. :)

    http://digg.com/video/where-wild-roses-grow-contralto-countertenor

      November 21, 2017 12:41 PM GMT
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    Love your posts on this subject! Thank you!
      January 4, 2017 11:47 PM GMT
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  • Another great example is when I introduced my husband to the music group Yaz (Yazoo as they are known in their home country of England). He said, "I like his voice," and I said, "it's a her!" Alison Moyet! If you don't know them, listen to "Situation," "Only You," "Don't Go," and why my husband could have gotten confused, "Mr. Blue." I'm Mr Blue, I'm here to stay with you, and no matter what you do, when you're lonely, I'll be lonely too..."

    And what about the great incomparable Annie Lennox, beautiful solo artist and lead singer of The Eurythmics? Both have gorgeous, masculine-sounding voices that are very pleasing to the ear. They are legends in my eyes... This post was edited by Former Member at June 6, 2016 11:06 PM BST
      June 6, 2016 11:04 PM BST
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  • An eye opening article on high T women (hair growth, deep voice, masculine jawline)...I copy and pasted a part about voice...I will be discussing hairlines and jawlines in my next forum post, so keep an eye out: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-04-16/187883/:

    He says that the differences can be very noticeable, or they can even be subtle, but in most cases they are noticed during puberty. For example, a girl can develop a very deep voice as a result of having high level of hormones.

    “A girl’s vocal cords grow a bit during puberty but when the testosterone hormones tend to be too much, then the voice grows deeper. Some may even develop a husky voice as a result of smoking or drinking, but this is just a consequence of a habit,” Sindabimenya says.
      June 6, 2016 6:37 PM BST
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  • I wrote the above title because when you search Elizabeth Holmes deep voice online, one site said "she's got a deeper voice than most dudes" and another comment/site said that they wanted to bend her over [sick, expletive, perverse words]. So many people online are rude, sick, and demented. But back to the title, it's true, some men have high-pitched voices like my brother, and many other get ma'am on the phone, for example when I worked for a doctor for a short time in the Army (I was an army medical specialist for three years) on speaker phone he would always always always get ma'am, I'd feel bad for him. So yes, she has a deeper voice than many men!
      June 6, 2016 6:36 PM BST
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  • No need to fret about your voices, ladies! I'm sure you all sound great. All women from all walks of life can have deeper voices. Including myself. When I went through puberty, I remember my voice cracking for a while, then it sounded deeper. All people go through voice changes to varying degrees. And some genetic women have higher levels of testosterone since birth and puberty (myself included), creating deeper voices than the typical, high-pitched female or ultra-femme female. Personally--not just because I have one--I think lower-pitched voices in women are sexier, connotes a higher level of intelligence, and is more tolerable to the human ear (a high-pitched voice can get annoying and grating).

    Last June I went to my grandfather's funeral (he lived to 93!) and my brother (the middle child; I have two older brothers) who I hadn't seen in a long time, one of the first things he said to me was that my voice sounded deeper.  I felt a little self-conscious, so I blurted out, yours sounds higher!  He actually didn't get offended and said yeah, I always get ma'am when I talk to someone on the phone.  So for the rest of the day and the day after I tried talking in a higher pitched voice, but of course I can't do that long term, so I went back to my usual voice.  My voice sounds similar to Lisa Marie Presley, here:

    http://youtu.be/TrRAb2kq67A

    From http://gloriousnoise.com/2003/lisa_marie_presley_wont_smile: "See, that’s the shocking thing about Lisa Marie Presley. She’s a girl singer who doesn’t do girl things. She hardly ever smiles, and she speaks in a low voice. Those two facts alone make her seem like a fascinating, subversive rebel. In an era of ubiquitous squealy-high speaking voices, Lisa Marie’s low, unexcited tones and stony deadpan come across as almost insolent. But she’s not unfriendly, just terminally unsurprisable."

    A couple of months ago in April, a genetic woman (Elizabeth Holmes, self-made billionaire and CEO of Theranos) was giving an interview on TV and she sounded like a man!  In fact, I accidentally blurted out, is that a man?! Very wrong of me, I know. My hand is out, okay now everyone grab a ruler and stand in line and take turns slapping my hand with it! Bad me! No, she is a GG, and a prime example that there is a grey area to what constitutes masculine or feminine voices:

    http://www.today.com/video/theranos-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-i-m-devastated-about-blood-test-issues-668286019825

    I mimicked her voice perfectly and quite easily (and even made it go deeper than hers) and my husband gave me a look and shook his head side to side and said, not all women can do that, making their voices so low and "bass-y." I then gave him a fake Melanie Griffith voice and he said that's better.  I gave him a playful slap on the shoulder.  He doesn't mean it (I don't think!) In fact, I told him he needs to speak in a higher pitched voice, his super-deep bass-pitched voice is rubbing off on me!  I'm around him more than anyone else, so I end up deepening my voice even more, not good!

    Another Elizabeth Holmes clip: http://youtu.be/pIXAmjUFSso

    What does your voice sound like? Which celebrity do you most resemble? Overall, are you happy/content with your voice? Or is it something you don't think about or care about?
      June 6, 2016 6:29 PM BST
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