If my vocal range is C2-C4 and I get a song that's C3-C5 should I be looking to transpose the song's range as close to the octave of my vocal range as possible or the pitch? What I mean is would I just simply transpose the song's range down an octave (which falls exactly on my vocal range) or could i just leave it as it is since the pitches of the song's range match my vocal range although they're in a different octave?

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Leave the piano accompaniment (or whatever) alone. It will sound fine when you sing in 'your' octave.

  • I'm not sure what it is you're saying. Could you be more clear please? Mar 19, 2017 at 19:00
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    Just sing the notes an octave lower than written. Transposing the accompaniment down an octave will probably create a muddy sounding mess. and may be impossible anyway on instruments like guitars. etc.
    – user19146
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:57
  • I'm still a little confused. What is the accompaniment? Mar 21, 2017 at 14:16
  • The accompaniment is the music that someone else--or you--play alongside the melody you're singing. For example, it's the guitar part of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer".
    – Dekkadeci
    Mar 21, 2017 at 14:52

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