I Can’t Find My Singing Voice

Some might say I never could find my singing voice.
I have noticed, in the last five years or so in particular, that I am no longer able to sing as well as I used to.  My voice has grown a little deeper and my range is not near what it used to be.  Notes in songs that I used to be able to sing along to in a high tenor voice are now unreachable.  I have to actively find the notes in the limited range I now am forced to sing in.  This can lead to some fugly sounds as I fail to find a register that I’m comfortable in. 
It’s like my voice is between floors
Is this just a result of growing older?  I assume it’s common to lose range in your singing voice as you age.

10 Comments

  1. Nils says:

    Yep. Your vocal cords become thicker and less elastic and result in a loss of upper-end range. There’s a corresponding (although I’m not sure if it’s related) loss of upper-registry hearing in men as they get older, too. Throw in man-boobs and a saggy butt, and getting older is just not as fun as it’s made out to be.

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  2. maryanne says:

    How often do you sing? You might be able to get some range back with practice. Also your level of hydration can affect it. Man-boobs are harder to correct,but that would never happen to you Rob would it?

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  3. Rob says:

    (.)(.)

    I’m not too concerned with my man-boobs yet. It’s my man-pregnant-stomach that is my trouble.

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  4. maryaNNE says:

    put a little Vitamin E on it. at least you’ll feel like you’re doing something.

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  5. andrea says:

    no matter how you feel about your singing voice, your rendition of “I’m Soaking My Prune For Recess” remains one of my most favourite musical moments ever.

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  6. andrea says:

    no matter how you feel about your singing voice, your rendition of “I’m Soaking My Prune For Recess” remains one of my most favourite musical moments ever.

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  7. maryanne says:

    You should record that as a sound file for the blog. I would play it every day.

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  8. andrea says:

    i loved it so much, i had to post it twice.

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  9. Rob says:

    I loved singing that song. I think it’s best left to memories, though.

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  10. maryanne says:

    are you saying nostalgia is making us remember it more fondly? IMPOSSIBLE! And i say that like the french do!

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