Kind of strange question, but I am wondering if there are any tips on changing the way your voice sounds. I am not looking for any dramatical improvements, but I am wondering if there are any small tips/techniques you can use to improve your voice.

In particular I am looking for techniques you can use to make your voice sound less nasal.

4 Answers 4


Hmm... it all comes down to Practice.

When I took acting lessons we had some pronounciation training which involved speaking some training phrases with a cork or pencil between your teeth.

The phrases where like "Conrad continues counting computer components". We had one for every letter of the alphabet.

For getting rid of a nasal sound, I could imagine it would be helpful to try emulating a deep voice, and speak a little louder than usual. You will have to be beyond embarassment, for the camera work.

Maybe someone with experience in singing could give some helpful advice too.

  • Thanks for the tips. Embarrassment is no factor for me as I do only voice-overs. I do try to speak a little louder at the start, but after a few minutes I tend to forget and from there it tends to go downwards. Maybe I should have some kind of reminder every minute or so. By the way, do you know if there are any video's I could watch explaining your techniques?
    – Saif Bechan
    Oct 29, 2012 at 17:15

To Sound less nasal you really need to work out how to speak less from your sinuses and more from your chest and throat.

That nasal sound comes from a lot of air coming from your nose, rather than your your mouth, so try opening your mouth more, lowering your tongue, possibly lowering the pitch as well.

  • I guess that is easier said than done. I have no idea where my sinuses are, nor how to speak from my chest or throat. Do you maybe know of some video's I can watch that illustrate some of these techniques?
    – Saif Bechan
    Oct 29, 2012 at 17:21

Have an ENT or otolaryngologist check your adenoids, too. If they're large or obtrusive, they can greatly affect airflow in the head.

  • I agree with Jim see what you can do medically to fix your sinuses.
    – Erik Shin
    May 16, 2017 at 4:46

Pinch your nose as you sing and start to sing low and keep going higher. If your sound gets smaller then work on opening your mouth a little wider and lifting your soft palate.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.