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Vocal Feminization: Introduction

If passing is your goal, all the work on your appearance will mean very little if you don't work hard to achieve a passable voice. Luckily, it's quite inexpensive to do, but it takes time and commitment. If you follow the information below and practice carefully for a few months, you will have a passable voice for the mere cost of a tape recorder. Everything I know is outlined below. The rest is up to you.

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Contents:


Voice, another spectrum

Vocal expression, like gender expression, is a spectrum. Voices can have male or female characteristics, some physical, some behavioral.

Female voices come in a wide range which partially overlaps with male range.

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Passing with a voice is just like passing in general. If you have enough feminine characteristics to offset the masculine characteristics, you will pass. It's that simple. You will probably never eliminate all of the masculine cues in your voice, but if your voice presents as overwhelmingly feminine, you'll do fine.

Some of you will think all of this information is total overkill, but if you are having problems getting clocked because of your voice, understanding the absolute basics is vital to fixing that.


A note on excuses

I hate excuses. I've never bought that kind of negative junk, and I don't write these articles for people who try to justify their failure. People say, "My voice is too deep for this to work." Well, I'll bet my boy voice was lower than yours is. They say, "I don't have any time/place to practice." Yeah, right. You have to make time. Practice as you drive to work, when you're home alone, etc. Go for walks and practice as you walk. Find a quiet room somewhere. It's not that hard. They say, "I can't sing," or "I can't hear what I'm doing wrong." DEAF people have learned to speak, so don't give me that. If you can't hear what's wrong, listen carefully to your recorded voice. Read this information very carefully. Have friends and loved ones give you an honest assessment. There's always a way, so no excuses from here on out. OK?


What you'll need:

1. About 3 months. (required)

2. A microcassette recorder. (required)

I'd suggest getting one with a cue option so that when you fast-forward and rewind, you can hear what you're speeding through. You might want one with a counter to rewind to the right place quickly. Some even have voice-activated recording which can be nice. It starts and stops at the sound of your voice, leaving your hands free.

3. Recorder accessories (strongly suggested)

I also recommend getting rechargeable batteries and a charging unit, and/or a wall plug, since you'll be going through regular batteries very quickly if you don't. If you think you'll be practicing in your car a lot, get an adapter for your lighter. You can use a larger tape recorder, but the microcassette type can go anywhere.

4. Finding Your Female Voice program and booklet

5. Patience and commitment (required)


If you want this to work

1. Read everything in the booklet.

2. Don't skip things because they look stupid or because you already know about what's being discussed.

3. Don't go to the next exercise until you're absolutely certain you are doing the exercise that you're on correctly.

4. You must master the absolute basics before moving on. Some people are always in a big rush and looking for a quick easy fix. You will fail with this attitude.

5. Take your time. Don't rush. Trying to do too much the first day will give you a sore throat and may make your hoarse. If your voice is getting tired, stop. Like any muscles, you can't overexert them without warming up and getting in shape.


Sound advice

You have to practice, and as my swim coach used to say, "Practice makes perfect only when practice IS perfect."

I have noticed that musical ability seems to make a positive difference in the ability to achieve a passable voice. Even if you're musically inclined, read the next page for a refresher course on terms I use.

If you can't read music or play an instrument, or if you couldn't carry a tune with a handle on it, your job is going to be a bit tougher. The first five lessons are very important for you.

Ready?

Next up: Basic terms

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