Just heard myself talk on video and think I'm done talking.

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  1. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    Decided to record myself to check out how the tones were sounding, then watched it back. I've always hated the way I look on camera/video but I hadn't heard myself talk on recording or video in a long long time.

    I sound like a straight out HillBilly. I mean to the max. Typically proud of being country and southern but this was like the character on the Mountain Dew bottle level bad.

    I knew my accent was heavy but didn't realize it was quite that strong.
     
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    Same here. No hillbilly accent. But I sound bad. Hate hearing myself.
     
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    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, I remember doing this a few years back and it nailed me perfectly. Western NC or North Mississippi. And I have nocticed that my accent does tend to sound very similar to a lot of people from Mississippi. But hey, Elvis is from northern Mississippi and he's one of the coolest dudes ever so maybe it's not that bad after all.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html
     
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    this thread gets my vote for the best thread title ever..

    fwiw chick n picker, i feel the same way about it...
     
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    Wow, they pinned me to my exact birth/ young childhood area. That's wild.
     
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    This was pretty good. In my case there's a difference in what I say now, and what I learned as a kid, in all cases I tried to revert to childhood. My result was "Oklahoma City - Tulsa - Springfield". I'm from central Arkansas, but both of my parents were from Oklahoma. So the test pretty much nailed me.

    I hide in fear from any sort of audio or video recording device.
     
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    Pretty much everyone feels the same, don't they?
     
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    Same here - I had to do voice-overs for a series of short videos. Can't stand the way I sound. The recording session was in a pro studio and it was a very long day. Next time, we're paying for a pro...
     
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    Yep - within 15 miles of where I was born - crazy!
     
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    You and I talk alike. And I have lived almost all my life between Tulsa and Springfield and a little south.
     
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    That's an interesting quiz. I was born and live in Canada so it's not really accurate except that I live on Vancouver Island and it pegged me as being from Seattle...so that's kinda close.....I guess, eh.
     
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    You've just got to ignore it and move on. Having confidence that you've got something worth saying will carry the day every time. Every time.
     
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    Says I'm from Kansas-Missouri. Kind of off, being as I'm from NE Ohio. Still Midwest, I suppose.

    I did live in GA for several years. Perhaps that skewed things a bit?
     
  14. El Tele Lobo

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    Your southern accent will never be as uncool as my Michigan accent, especially with my not-deep-nor-manly-but-somewhat-nasally voice.

    We all have our burdens to carry, brother.
     
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    I hate hearing my voice. I still sound like Arthur Shelby from "Peaky Blinders" even though I haven't lived in the Black Country for decades.

    It's the kind of accent that stays with you for life (or 'loife' as I would pronounce it)

    Here's a taste of what it sounds like (**profanity alert - coz, well, it's Peaky Blinders, innit?...**)

     
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    If you don't like the sound of your voice work on it. Anyone can improve if you want it
     
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    Hating your recorded voice is normal.
    Usually, what you hear of yourself comes through your bones. And that is very different fron what you get over the air. It is Strange. It is Weird.

    It happens that people tell me that my voice is nice. It takes a serious effort to be able to listen to a recording of myself.
     
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    I'm an Irishman from Boston... end of discussion.
     
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    I remember as a young kid, singing into my tape recorder right after I got it as a gift, thinking this singin’ stuff is easy… what an eye (ear) opener that was. Let’s just say I’m not a natural-born talent. By any stretch.
     
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    I used to be an air traffic controller. Everything gets recorded. Every now and then the recordings got pulled to review something and it's always like is that really what I sound like? ;)

    I have an accent when speaking or singing in English ... what can you do. With enough work you can change that for those that care.

    Here's the other side of this: when I recorded my daughter singing she sounded like an angle, wow such an amazing voice. Ofcourse she had no idea.
     
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