My lowest note to sing is F2 (as baritone lowest) but my highest note is C5 (a tenors highest). So What am I classified as? Cause I'm both?

  • I think you get to pick and choose based on context/need. Depending on the choir I've taken both roles.
    – Don Hosek
    Commented Mar 17, 2020 at 18:42
  • Given accurate information, what will you use it for?
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 10:31

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Singers are not classified according to the pitch of noise they can create but according to the range people actually are able to enjoy hearing from them. That range tends to be more constrained. Training can extend it to cover most of the accessible range. In case this exceeds the tessitura of a particular fach, one may have the liberty of making a choice based on personal preference. However, much of the time the choice will be made by the audience for professional singers.

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