Male to female voice change.
This is one that I’ve had a few requests for. I haven’t been mis-gendered on the phone in more than 25 years.
The real difference between 'male' and 'female' voices is the timbre.
Imagine the sound of a violin bowing a continuous middle A.
Now imagine the sound of a base viol bowing a continuous middle A.
The difference in the sounds is the timbre, the size of the resonating chamber. The note, the pitch, is exactly the same. The timbre is different.
The average female voice is only one half octave higher in pitch than the average male voice. The difference is in the size of the resonating chamber, ie; the larynix, or “voice box”.
It’s the timbre.
Hormone therapy can cause certain things to grow larger, but won’t make your larynix smaller.
To go from “male” voice to “female” voice, it is necessary to train the muscles of the larynix to squeeze itself into a smaller size.
It’s called, “counter-tenor”. It became a thing when the public began to frown on the practice of making “castrati”.
-Women weren’t allowed to be on the stage in an opera, or a play for that matter. Boys sang the female parts. When a boy was particularly good, they would castrate him, so that his voice wouldn’t change, hence, “castrati”. When they stopped making castrati, they still wouldn’t allow women to sing on stage, so counter-tenor became a necessity.
Start by singing a clear, continuous, note, as high as you can possibly go, a falsetto. Bring the pitch down, one whole note at a time. Keep going lower and lower, one note at a time. At a certain point, you will hear and feel your voice 'break’into the male timbre. That point is “the crux of the biscuit”.
Keep repeating the same exercise, over and over. Each time you get to the 'breaking’point, try to force your voice to not break. Keep doing this over and over, always straining to lower the point at which your voice breaks.
Practice every day, without fail, around 15 to thirty minutes, every day!
When you find that you have begun to lower the breaking point, you have a good understanding, a feel, of what the goal is. It only remains to train every day. You are building a muscle group, just like any other exercise routine.
If you train every day, consistently, you should have some very good results within a month or so. Maybe sooner.
When you feel ready, begin singing along with a female singer, perhaps on your commute to and from work. I recommend Patsy Cline, her voice is distinctly female in timbre, but relatively low in pitch, and the songs are simple, easy to follow along with.
Having gotten to this point in your training, you are now very familiar with the sound and feel of your new voice. Failure to use it every day for a time will allow those newly trained muscles to lose tone, and you will have to retrain them, so remember to practice every chance you get. Of course, if you are living as your true self, full time, and you are using only your new voice at all times….
PS; I don’t remember how long it took for me, but eventually, with the use of those muscles on a daily basis, your Adam’s Apple will shrink, and just dissapear. 😘
P.P.S.; Regardless of how well you “pass”, in appearance, the voice will clench it. A lot of sins in appearance will be forgiven if your voice is right. Most people don’t know that changing the voice to that degree is even possible…
Peace Love Kindness Respect the more you give the more you get 😍 start with yourself 😉 because you deserve it ❤️🙏🏼(you really do. I promise.)