# Can a bard use Captivating Melody to increase the DC of the Soothing Voice spell-like ability?

Soothing Voice is a spell-like ability for half-elf bards that give them the ability to expend a bardic music to cast Calm Emotions.

Captivating Melody allows for a bard to expend a bardic music as a swift action to increase the DC of an enchantment or illusion spell.

Can I use Captivating Melody to increase the DC of the spell-like ability Soothing Voice?

• While this exact question hasn't before been asked, a closely related question has been asked and answered here. May 3, 2019 at 21:07
• @HeyICanChan Id agree with closing this as duplicate if Captivating Melody was a metamagic feat, but its a general feat. May 8, 2019 at 12:00
• @ShadowKras I wasn't suggesting that this question be closed as a duplicate but, instead, that the asker may be able to divine the answer to his question from that other question's answers (then, perhaps, self-answer his own question). That is, the situation in this question is slightly different from the situation in the other question, but the answer to the other question and the reason behind the answer to that other question mirror accurate answers to this question. (As you know! ;-)) May 10, 2019 at 12:55