I would like to find out a way to diagnose my vocal problem and assess my voice quality, such as too little or much nasal sound, wrong pitch, weak or loud sound, .... I would like to find out what aspects of my voice need to be improved, before I am able to search for some ways to address them. Now I am not able to find a voice teacher, so I record my voice in Audacity, and hope to compare it to some others' voices which I think are great. But I don't know how to compare mine to others'. Can you provide some tips for me?
For example, I record myself saying the word "titillate", followed by a very nice recording of the same word which I found from the internet and which I hope my voice can be trained to be as closer to as possible. The recording is here. Following is the waveform (on the top) and spectrogram (on the bottom) of the recording shown by Audacity (for a larger version, click here):
My recording is the first half, and someone else's is the second half. Some impressions I have are
- In our waveforms, mine looks sparser than the other's.
- in our spectrograms, the white areas are distributed differently.
What do those indicate? What are your impressions?
- Also I would you to help me to identify, solve or improve my vocal problems, after your hear recordings of my speaking. For your better assessment of my voice quality and possible advice to improve it, I record my speaking of a longer passage here.