Singing with my dulcimer...
I have always been one to play and sing, because why would you play and not sing? LOL! I used to have this throaty, theater voice, but I did not view my dulcimer as well-suited to that, so I would just sing along, even when it was too high, and we would all laugh. I've lost a lot of that old grit and even the tiny range I had once with my chest voice, but I am still finding experiments with singing an octave lower to be fun and more successful than I imagined.
None of this is to say I'm good at it! ~but man, I'm having fun~