Was singing at the recital, and my friend recorded it and I sound old

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
February 7, 2013 3:21pm CST
Mind you, I will be 70 soon and I have been told that once you reach that, your voice goes crackly and horrible. The trouble is that I did not get a chance or have the money for lessons until after my husband died. So was wondering whether 70 is the year of no return as far as singing goes. Have been recording my voice, finding out how it sounds, trying different shapes of my mouth, opening more, yawning, but it is so hard. I know about your voice will go lower but do not want to approach 90 and have to take the male bass part since I am a woman. So has someone have the same problem as me. I am looking for solutions to sound younger besides the drinking lots of water, etc.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Feb 13
No, no, no. Youo must not give up and keep having the lessons to improve your voice. However, regretfully, age can be a determining factor in some ladies. In our Church we have a lady of 76 and she still has a wonderful soprano voice. Really woinderful. Her secret is to make garlic tea by takinga fe frswh cloves of garlic and pounding them lightly and then boiling them in water for about 7 minutes. Then sweeten with honey and drink. She takes this twice a day every day. she claims that her blood pressure has gone down too so this may be an option for you to try? I am sure that the Choir would miss you so please do not give up and drink gallons of garlic tea
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 13
I sincerely apologise for my typos. I should have added that other ladies on the choir at my Church are now also drinking garlic tea. Do not use sugar to sweeten but honey. Garlic and honey mixed with a little lime juice and one teaspoonful of hot water is also a remedy for colds on the chest and coughs too.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
Do I have to make a separate base each time? So does that mean one clove of garlic for eight ounces of Water plus the honey for sweetness? I will have to get more garlic if I have to use two cloves a day plus what I use for cooking.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 13
Two cloves to eight ounces of water is about right. You could use sugar butnit would not have the same effect as honey is better. Let it slow boil or simmer for a while then drink without milk but honey. Please try it and let me know what hyou think of the taste\?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Feb 13
I've heard many times of people wanting to look younger, but sound younger? I think you've discovered a need for a whole new product line!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Feb 13
Garlic is the answer dawn. Garlic - this is what makes people's voices sound younger.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
Well most of the ones who ask about their voices being older are youngsters about sixteen and they are the same who think they are finished by the time they are twenty. Hmm garlic. I suppose you mean raw garlic. This is not about selling products, it is about methods. I was told things that are impossible, to keep all my own teeth. Well part of my teeth are gone and I do not have enough money to pay for dental implants, plus I cannot afford someone looking into my throat and stretching out my vocal chords or keep them from thickening. I did hear that if one talks to themselves, that will keep the voice young or make it younger. So if someone hears me talking to myself, I will say that I am not loosing my mind.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 13
Ha ha. You are very funny but if you speak to yourself a lot and thisn helps with the singing then do not worry about what other people might think. Yes, garlic will help and definitely raw. do not use the powdered garlic as it will not have the same good effect. You may sprinkle the garlic on a salad or on any meal that you have cooked. somempeople put a clove between a little bread and swallow it like a tablet. If the clove is large then just cut it in two pieces. I drink garlic tea for my high blood pressure and my doctor is amazed at the good it has done me.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Feb 13
I took the aulto parts when young bet I am a baritone now lolol found to some of the note I useto reach
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
12 Feb 13
My teacher is a mezzo and she found that she could now sing some higher notes. Don't worry, you will probably reach an alto. Maybe you are a Contralto. My mother was one so why am I a soprano?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Feb 13
My dad was a high Tenor not sure what momma was guess I could be between them
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
My dad hardly sang, so I had no idea what he was. He was not musical at all. I think that I have the right combination of genes but it is getting harder. I heard that you have to have all your own teeth, and I am missing some at the sides. Maybe I should get one of those cotton balls in the side that Marlon Brando used to make his voice sound different or save for dental implants.
• United States
7 Feb 13
I still sing and I am in my 70ties. How about Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. Some people do start to sound old when they get older. I have a sister that is 85 and she sounds old.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
Guys can sound brassy but with ladies, they do not want to sound like an old lady. It does not matter to men.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 13
You are so right and \I have often wondered why this is so? It really does not matter to men.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Feb 13
Yes men really do not care so when someone says that Frank sang into his --I think so what? He's a guy but with us ladies, it does matter. I mean I would like a list of ladies who sang into their 70s and beyond and not those who stopped at 71 of course
• Indonesia
8 Feb 13
In my city, people who want a nice and beautiful voice, they always get used to drink boiled betel leaf. But there are also breathing techniques to make their voices remain melodious.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 13
Does the betal leaf discolour their teeth?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Feb 13
I would try the breathing exercise, but be wary of the betal leaves.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Feb 13
I think that I read somewhere that they discolour the teeth!
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
8 Feb 13
There are a lot of reasons for a voice to deepen...smoking, drinking and menopause... Be happy that it deepened instead of getting high and thready. My voice has always been deep for a woman, however, when I was younger, I had a much better range. Try singing in different keys. Your voice will sound much different and you can harmonize with those singing with you...
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Feb 13
I would rather have it high. Gone through menopause and when I was younger i was a mezzo snd at that time the parts were not that good mostly repeating two to four notes over again while the soprano sang brilliantly. I do not want to turn into an alto and would rather keep my range and extend it and still have the volume.
@peavey (16485)
• United States
7 Feb 13
I'm about three years younger than you and my voice has deepened somewhat. However, my Mom was still singing at 80 and she had a clear, smooth soprano. As far as I know, she never did anything to keep it that way, except to sing. Maybe it depends on the person.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Feb 13
I do sing a lot, but I have to drink a lot of water. My singing teacher's mother is not that much younger then i, but she sounds younger. I guess it depends on the person. I have to work hard to make my voice sound nice.