Can I make you sound “Butch”?

Hi Friends,

For our last post of the year, we thought we’d tackle a fun, juicy topic that came out of a question from you: Can I, as a voice coach, make you sound “butch?”

This is a pretty complex topic that I could talk much more about– but in this video I touch briefly on what it means to be “butch” as the dictionary defines it and some cultural associations for how the voice sounds when your voice is “butch”. One such association is a deeper voice, and I talk about how you can find that deeper sound authentically and without force. 

If you want to dive deeper on this issue, we have an episode called “Man Up: How does trying to sound Masculine Affect Your Voice?” You can also find that episode in downloadable podcast form by searching for ‘BeSpoke Speaks’ on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout or Stitcher.

You can also watch this video directly on YouTube, and as an end-of-year present to us, please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing with anyone you think might find this interesting or valuable. Supporting these free avenues helps us continue to create free and accessible content for everyone.

If you have any questions you’d like answered, comment below or contact us on and your question may be featured on a future video or podcast.

If you’re watching this in real time, we’re wishing you a very happy new year, and very much looking forward to the arrival of 2021!

Take good care,


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