History Main / SingingVoiceDissonance

27th Mar '18 12:45:44 PM ANTMuddle
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Often there's a big difference between a person's singing voice and their speaking voice, sometimes so dramatic that listeners have a hard time believing it's the same individual. When it crops up in fiction it becomes a case of RealityIsUnrealistic: viewers often complain that a character sounds nothing like themselves while singing, even though this is perfectly plausible in real life. It's common, if not expected, for people's tone and inflection to change drastically when they sing, and professional singers are taught to stifle their accents from early on. When a character has two different voice actors; one for music and one for speech, that's a NonSingingVoice.

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Often there's a big difference between a person's singing voice and their speaking voice, sometimes so dramatic that listeners have a hard time believing it's the same individual. When it crops up in fiction it becomes a case of RealityIsUnrealistic: viewers often complain that a character sounds nothing like themselves while singing, even though this is perfectly plausible in real life. It's common, if not expected, for people's tone and inflection to change drastically when they sing, and professional singers are taught to stifle their accents from early on. When a character has two different voice actors; one for music and one for speech, that's a NonSingingVoice. \n Also see VocalDissonance, with which it sometimes overlaps.
27th Mar '18 12:44:46 PM ANTMuddle
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* MariahCarey has a deep speaking voice but her singing voice is high pitched.

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* MariahCarey Music/MariahCarey has a deep speaking voice but her singing voice is high pitched.


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* Elle King's sharp and raspy vocals stand in sharp contrast to her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZ0E27DMNM&t=25s beautifully soft speaking tone.]]
23rd Feb '18 2:43:51 PM killthealias
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* Laura Jane Grace of the band {{Against Me!}} has a noticeably higher speaking voice compared to the majority of her songs.

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* Laura Jane Grace of the band {{Against Me!}} Me}} has a noticeably higher speaking voice compared to the majority of her songs.
23rd Feb '18 2:42:21 PM killthealias
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* Laura Jane Grace of the band {{Against Me!}} has a noticeably higher speaking voice compared to the majority of her songs.
2nd Feb '18 8:07:37 PM BSB5ivefan97
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*British {{Boy Band}} Five had each member with a different English Accent, but when they sing, they don't sound British at all. Not even during the raps!
17th Jan '18 3:47:02 PM StFan
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* [[TheEighties '80s]] R&B/pop singer BillyOcean has a noticeable Trinidadian accent, but sings with an American accent.

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* [[TheEighties '80s]] R&B/pop singer BillyOcean Music/BillyOcean has a noticeable Trinidadian accent, but sings with an American accent.



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* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]]. His in-character voice is rather high and nasal, but when he does a video out-of-character, his more natural voice is deeper. He also has a rather strong, not-nasal singing voice when he sings in-character (tenor) or as Harvey Finevoice (baritone).
* Creator/DougWalker has a rather high-pitched speaking voice (which goes even higher-pitched when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic goes especially crazy), but when he sings (as seen in the WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl, and the ''Film/MoulinRouge'' review), it is a beautiful operatic tenor though subverted at the time as he can sing with his normal voice which is more Musical theater tenor as opposed to his opera singing voice.
* [[WebVideo/JonTron Jon Jafari]] has a speaking voice that could be compared to [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly]], and he can be very shrill when he wants to be. Not to mention his notorious "'''ECH ECH'''" CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic[=/=]what part of his throat does he even ''make'' that vocalization in, which some of his fans even find to be the MostAnnoyingSound. However, he [[TheCastShowoff studied musical theater,]] and when he wants to sing, he doesn't just do it well--he does it ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOlQUzUpsMM operatically.]]''
* A similar case with the above two is with [[WebVideo/FilthyFrank George Miller]]. His voice as the titular character is a gruff smoker rasp, and his voice as "Pink Guy" is very whiny and nasal. ''Neither'' of these match up with his singing voice, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBfWKmRFTjM a smooth, pleasant baritone]].

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* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Lewis Lovhaug]].Lovhaug. His in-character voice is rather high and nasal, but when he does a video out-of-character, his more natural voice is deeper. He also has a rather strong, not-nasal singing voice when he sings in-character (tenor) or as Harvey Finevoice (baritone).
* Creator/DougWalker has a rather high-pitched speaking voice (which goes even higher-pitched when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic goes especially crazy), but when he sings (as seen in the WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl, and the ''Film/MoulinRouge'' review), it is a beautiful operatic tenor though tenor. Though subverted at the time time, as he can sing with his normal voice voice, which is more Musical theater tenor as opposed to his opera singing voice.
* [[WebVideo/JonTron Jon Jafari]] has a speaking voice that could be compared to [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly]], and he can be very shrill when he wants to be. Not to mention his notorious "'''ECH ECH'''" CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic[=/=]what part of his throat does he even ''make'' that vocalization in, which some of his fans even find to be the MostAnnoyingSound. However, he [[TheCastShowoff studied musical theater,]] and when he wants to sing, he doesn't just do it well--he well -- he does it ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOlQUzUpsMM operatically.]]''
* ''WebVideo/FilthyFrank'': A similar case with the above two is with [[WebVideo/FilthyFrank George Miller]].Miller. His voice as the titular character is a gruff smoker rasp, and his voice as "Pink Guy" is very whiny and nasal. ''Neither'' of these match up with his singing voice, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBfWKmRFTjM a smooth, pleasant baritone]].



--->(''Bart hears a lovely female singing voice'')\\

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--->(''Bart --->''[Bart hears a lovely female singing voice'')\\voice]''\\



(''Bart opens the church's door and sees that the voice is coming from none other than [[StupidSexyFlanders Ned Flanders]]; Bart shudders'')\\

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(''Bart ''[Bart opens the church's door and sees that the voice is coming from none other than [[StupidSexyFlanders Ned Flanders]]; Bart shudders'')\\shudders]''\\



16th Jan '18 2:24:19 PM K
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* Averted in Disney's ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Li Shang is voiced by Broadway veteran Creator/BDWong, but his singing voice is provided by Creator/DonnyOsmond. Osmond's singing voice was considered a better match for Wong's speaking voice.
25th Dec '17 1:21:42 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Jeff Boomhauer, who [[TheUnintelligible talks so fast he's unintelligible]] has a very pleasant, normal singing voice.
24th Dec '17 7:11:26 AM easytorememberhandle
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* Bernadette Peters has an annoying, squeaky, raspy speaking voice. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfHBPusZg6E But when she sings...!]]
17th Dec '17 11:22:28 AM Starshock
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** Joakim gets this in two ways. First, his singing voice is much deeper and more assertive than his speaking voice. Second, his speaking voice has a very obvious Swedish accent, but his singing voice's accent sounds... [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent Kinda Scottish? Vaguely German?]]
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