I am a 14-year-old boy. When I speak softly my voice is clear, but when I speak loudly my voice changes; it broadens and I’m not able to breath properly. What should I do? When there is a marriage and music is played at a loud volume, no one is able to hear me. My friends are always teasing me and making fun of me. I feel like crying there…………..
This is a very difficult time because the voice is changing and developing an extra layer of protection. Until that layer is developed it is not wise to try to be too loud. You can, however, try to get more resonance in your chest and in the front of the face. Put your hand on your chest and make an “o” sound, like in the word “coat.” Expand you ribs as though you are grunting(but don’t make the grunt in your throat) and fill yourself with this “o” sound. Next, use a nasty “a” sound, like in the word “cat” and feel the vibrations in your nose and the top of your mouth. When you speak, focus less on trying to be forceful and more on feeling the vibrations in your chest, nose and mouth and you should have more volume.