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Dec
22
comment Finding and improving singing range and power
@jjmusicnotes: It also sounds like the OP is talking about assignments in choruses, where he likely has little, if any, control over the repertoire performed.
Dec
22
answered Finding and improving singing range and power
Dec
22
answered Improving Singing Clarity
Aug
30
asked What is a “Naturstimme?”
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
9
comment Orchestration and painting evenly over the spectrum
It sounds like you're referring more to the clarity of the sound than the "fullness" of it. Could you suggest a musical example of the contrast you're interested in exploring?
Mar
8
answered Orchestration and painting evenly over the spectrum
Jan
22
comment How do I develop a bass voice?
OK. That's much more believable. On the other hand, you really don't need to go down to A1—there's only a handful of works that call for it! Practically, it sounds like you're a baritone. You shouldn't really need to get much lower than the Eb2—and even then, it's more a "bonus" than a necessity.
Jan
21
comment How do I develop a bass voice?
That's actually quite a high range—more or less a tenor range. But the bottom note is quite a lot higher than the bottom note for "typical male voices."
Jan
20
comment How do I develop a bass voice?
A bunch of questions here: Are you sure you have your ranges notated correctly? An adult male who can't comfortably sing below A3 (the A directly below middle C) can't really sing any of the standard male voice parts (at least not as they're normally written). What is your top note? Might you really be a tenor or countertenor instead?
Jan
14
comment What is a baritenor?
Seems to be. Every conductor seems to have his or her own opinion of where I should sing. (I've been asked to sing everything from bass II to tenor I in the last decade.)
Jan
14
comment What is a baritenor?
It's changed since those days, but in chest and head voice it's from F2 to Ab4, plus a falsetto range that goes from roughly F3 to F#5. My tessitura, though, is roughly Eb3 to F4.
Jan
14
answered Is there a standard range for a baritone? What is it?
Jan
14
asked What is a baritenor?
Jan
9
comment Is that a hemiola or what?
It could be three bars of 6/8 followed by a 3/4 bar.
Jan
9
answered Is that a hemiola or what?
Jan
9
comment How do I determine my vocal range?
I think that range and tessitura are often confused. The tessitura is not given by the extremes, but by the interval where the singer should spend most of his or her time. A good singer can finesse a few low or high notes if needed, but a part whose tessitura doesn't match the singer's will be extremely tough to sing, even if the range is within the singer's compass.
Jan
9
comment Placement of vocal soloists with orchestra
Thanks for the answer. However, a few points: (1) My middle-school choir did four-part music--quite often, in fact! (2) I think you have the soloist disposition in the War Requiem backwards (remembering the photos I've seen). (3) I've noticed this phenomenon with certain works, and not others, in the same venue with the same forces. For instance, I've seen the BSO do the Verdi and Mozart Requiems and place the soloists out front, but not for the Missa Solemnis!
Jan
8
revised The Swan of Tuonela: Sibelius, Wagner, and Smetana
Corrected the title of the piece: it's "Tuonela," not "Tounela."
Jan
8
awarded  Excavator