Why do people sound better when they sing in the shower?
In the shower you are surrounded by hard, smooth surfaces that bounce the sound back to you. That gives your voice more power, turning up the volume. Because the sounds are bouncing around, some of them take longer to reach your ears. That stretches out the sound, making it richer and fuller, so you sound great, too!
Capture
the sound
of your
beautiful
voice by
singing to
a wok.
  HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
A large wok (if you don’t have one, try using a big, shiny, metal bowl, or a deep, curved frying pan)
   
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
1. Hold the wok in front of you at arm’s length.
2. Slowly bring it toward you as you speak or sing into it.
3. Experiment with the distance between you and the wok to get the best sound.
4. At a certain point, do you suddenly hear your voice get louder? Great!
That’s your reflecting point.
5. Hold the wok at your reflecting point and sing away.
   

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