Why do we feel like we sing better in the shower? (weird question I’m sorry but I’m curious)

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Why do we feel like we sing better in the shower? (weird question I’m sorry but I’m curious)

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Like I feel like me singing outside the shower sounds worse than be singing inside the showering unit lol.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s the acoustics. The walls of most showers are hard and reflective, so you get some reverberations. Reverb usually makes what you’re singing sound better.

Also, there’s the white noise of the shower itself which hides some of the flaws in (most of) our voices.

Anonymous 0 Comments

The voice echoes in the bathroom, and the sound of water might make the mistakes be more easily ignored

Anonymous 0 Comments

The explanation I saw on Beakman’s World (AKA ELI5: the show) ages ago is that the shower is an enclosed space, which creates reverb, and voice reverb makes people sound better (which is also why every karaoke mic has reverb). Also, if you are singing in the shower, you are certainly happy and comfy, which helps.

Anonymous 0 Comments

In addition to the reverb, the humidity in the air coats your vocal cords making them sound smoother than they would in a less humid environment.

Anonymous 0 Comments

acoustics.

the sound reverberates differently in the enclosed bathroom than in other places.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Another fun phenomenon: resonation. When you hit the correct pitches for the enclosure, the space resonates and produces a musical amplified sound from perfect vibration matching (amplification in physics is a different phenomenon).

To the less sciency connection. This vibration in an enclosed space has a similar effect to humming. While this science is also not conclusive, humming may stimulate relaxation/good feelings in some people. The shower amplifying this, coupled with relaxing warm water, makes it even more relaxing.

So, whether you sing well or not, most people can still get a resonation out of the shower. The bonus is it also sounds cool.