Wikipedia lists these guidelines as typical ranges for different vocal types:
- Soprano: C4–C6
- Mezzo-soprano: A3–A5
- Contralto: F3–F5
- Countertenor: E3-E5
- Tenor: C3–C5
- Baritone: G2–G4
- Bass: E2-E4
My range is A2 - G4 which puts me as a cut & dried baritone; I can just reach G2 and as high as C5 but not reliably or with good tone.
Christmas is approaching and with it, carol singing. All the pieces we have are in standard SATB format which leaves me struggling, especially as an inexperienced/untrained singer, not knowing what to do.
From the point of view of a singer, what would work best? Equally, what is helpful to the "choir master" and what should I avoid doing?