There are many reasons why someone would want a deeper voice. Perhaps you are a singer, seeking to reach a lower register to diversify your musical roles. Perhaps you are a man that simply dislikes the high pitch of your own voice. Whatever the reason, don’t feel alone. There are thousands of people like you out there that would like to change the tone of their own voice.
Deeper voices are typically associated with masculinity and confidence. Just think back to all a few current great male singers and leading voices – people such as: Barry White, James Earl Jones, and Josh Groban. These people all share a deep, rich, and silky smooth voice in common.
There are several exercises you can practice at home to help deepen and smooth out the sound of your voice. Diligently practice the exercises outlined below and you’ll be surprising your friends with a deeper voice in no time.
Deep Voice Exercise – Recite the Alphabet
- Start reciting the alphabet, starting with the letter A. Take deep breaths. Go slowly and deliberately. Do not rush any of the letters. Speak each letter out completely.
- After you reach the letter Z, repeat the exercise, only this time drop your tone one octave lower.
- Repeat the exercise again, dropping your tone another octave lower.
- Continue repeating this exercise until you reach the lowest tone that your body is physically capable of reaching.
This exercise can be practiced multiple times a day. Over time, you will gradually start to notice the physical transformation in your voice box when you speak with a deeper voice. With enough practice, this exercise can loosen up your vocal cords so that the deeper voice becomes a habit.
Deep Voice Exercise – Binga Bonga
A second exercise for a deeper voice that can be practiced at home is the following:
- Say the words “binga bonga, dinga donga, and kinga konga”
- Speak each word slowly and purposely
- Hold the end portion of each word as long as you can.
- Repeat the exercise, lowering your tone an octave lower each time the exercise is performed.
- Continue to repeat this exercise until you reach the lowest tone your body is physically capable of producing.
This exercise for a deeper voice can also be repeated throughout the day at your leisure. However as a special reminder, if your throat begins to feel sore and your voice hoarse – STOP. Never overwork your voice box because this can lead to vocal cord damage and an injured voice box can severely impede your progress to achieve a deeper voice.