Last blog we looked at how important it is to sing in tune to be allowed to sing. We discovered that singing out of tune isn’t a reason to stay silent at all costs. This blog I will speak about another reason for people to stop singing: the colour of the voice.
Because we’re all different, we also all sound different, natural and cultural factors contribute to that. Naturally, our vocal folds and vocal tract are shaped in slightly different ways, this makes that your voice sounds different from others and that, for example, male voices are generally lower than women’s voices. Culturally we speak different languages and are for example used to speak in a lower or higher range. So many factors contribute to how your voice sounds and that makes it unique.
Besides that, the voice is also a versatile instrument that can make so many different sound colours that we will never get bored. Whether a voice is perceived as beautiful or not is also culturally determined.