Interpreting your results

Interpreting your results

whatsyourtone.com's voice analysis software identifies the two primary harmonics of your natural speaking voice. These are the tones that your body is accustomed to experiencing on a daily basis, since they are constantly being generated by your vocal chords.

In the voice analysis report, these two tones are referred to as Tone 1 and Tone 2. Here's an example of one user's results:

vocal-range-chart

The red bars in this graph represent the user's primary vocal range. In this instance, the range surrounding Tone 1 extends from B to C#, and the range surrounding Tone 2 is from F# to G#. The greater the height of the bar, the stronger the presence of that tone in your voice.

The yellow line indicates the best tonal match within the primary vocal range. It will usually overlap with the largest red bar, but not always. The analysis software has a sophisticated selection process based on thousands of massage and sound therapy sessions. In this example, the person's best tones - and the ones that will be reported as her results - are "C" and "G", the two primary resonant tones in her voice.


Why are there two tones instead of one?

Recall that the two identified tones represent the two primary harmonics of the voice. Experience has shown that most people find one of their tones pleasing and relaxing, while the other tends to be more stimulating and, potentially, uncomfortable. In the hundreds of massage/sound sessions prior to launching whatsyourtone.com, 75% of individuals identified Tone 1 as their ideal relaxation tone, while 25% reported a preference for Tone 2. The exact reason for this variation remains, like so much of our world, a mystery!

The only way to determine your relaxation tone is to first listen to compositions composed in each of your two identified tones. The Therapeutic Sound Starter Pack will help, as it includes two albums - one for each of your tones. Once you identify which one is your relaxation tone, you can continue to use just that one composition in your daily life. And in the future, you can purchase other albums in that one specific tone, without needing to re-evaluate them both.

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Daily variation

Finally, it is important to note that most individuals' voices exhibit a small degree of variation from day to day. However, any tone in the preferred vocal range is adequate for therapeutic applications. To illustrate, let's assume that the user above has identified "C" as her relaxation tone. In reality, she would likely find any tone in the associated vocal range -- B, C, or C# -- to be relaxing as well.

As a result, if her results on a subsequent day yielded Tone 1 as "C#" rather than "C", the composition she already purchased in the key of "C" would still be appropriate for usage. With that said, having several compositions in your tonal range (such as B, C, or C# in the above example) is also nice for variety.