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Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.

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Vocal range of songs [closed]

I'm not aware that it's normal to include vocal ranges in songs' sheet music. The key and tempo are usually included, but, judging by the amount of 'what am I, tenor, baritone, etc' question on this ...
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Advice as to what voice or in which section I should sing in choir [duplicate]

Need help! So I am a male of 25. My tessitura sits comfortably at F3 - G5. My voice sits quite high and light (meaning I cannot sing the normal tenor line with the tenors; however my voice can ...
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Why do I have trouble staying within a narrow range of notes when singing songs that are toned down?

My voice is very high, naturally, and carries a slight operatic tone. I'm unable to drop it. You can hear it in my voice even when I just talking or humming. I can produce an operatic sound with my ...
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What one-octave set of notes is most comfortable for an SATB choir to sing in unison/octaves?

I'm scoring a piece for SATB choir and there is a moment that I want a melody sung in unison/octaves by the whole choir. The melody spans an octave. I first conceived of the melody in A minor, where ...
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Why high notes are too nasal and have to be pushed out hard through my nose [duplicate]

I am a 22 year old male singer. At first I could not sing any note above a C4 (not including falsetto). But now after some practice I can go higher than C4, but the problem is that my voice becomes ...
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Before the primo passaggio is there another passaggio?

I have tried to sing the tune "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in the key of E. It seems to be the easiest key for me. The highest note is C#4. Something seems to happen on D4. It is like I ...
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Am I a low tenor or high baritone? [duplicate]

So I feel like this question is asked alot but I genuinely feel like I am definitely one of these two. I have a lower speaking voice like the Ab2-G2 area, but also my speaking voice is some of my ...
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How do I develop an Iron Voice? [duplicate]

I was recently cast as the lead in my school's musical. I normally sing bass 2 but will be singing up and beyond my range for this show. The problem I always seem to have is that my voice deteriorates ...
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Is head voice usable in comfortable range?

So im a baritone with d2 to c5 or d5(not sure yet because im still struggling in high notes). In one of my recent classes i might have realized something but not sure yet. I used to use my head voice ...
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Female singing a song written for a male vocalist

I am a singer at my church. Oftentimes I have to choose a song written for a male’s vocal range, which means I have to sing the song in a male key but with my soprano voice. What is the official term ...
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Is there a 'best' key for a male/female song duet

This question may be naive or badly formed, as I'm neither a musician or a songwriter. Please be kind. I gather that there are certain keys that are easier for ordinary male singers, and others that ...
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Do I have a really low voice, or does every pop singer have a really high register

I had a tendency to sing most pop songs an octave lower, but now that I noticed and started singing them properly, I have noticed I cannot reach most pop songs at all, at least without falsetto. Like, ...
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How to improve what I am doing, thanks! [closed]

Am I out of tune? A little fast or a little slow? It’s original female song. I need more objective opinions from different people, not from someone know me well. Thank you!!!
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My voice chest range is D#2-G#4.What is my voice type?

I extended a little my voice chest range recently.It was G2-D4,now it's D#2-G#4.1) How to determine the type of voice by range? Chest or chest+head or chest + head + falsetto? 2) What is my voice type?...
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Do certain workouts damage our neck for singing?

I am 19 years old boy , and a beginner in singing , inspired by artists like One-Republic , Conor Maynard ... I'm no old in online singing courses (like 5 months) , but I've been practicing some ...
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A bass singer question

So I'm 15 and I'm able to hit a F2/E2 almost daily and in the mornings I've been able to hit D2/C#2 but I want to be able to get a C2 in my chest range for a while now. It would be very helpful if you ...
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Is high falsetto range means high chest range?

I'm a male singer. I've been studying voice and doing exercises for almost 1 month. My overall range is F2-D6. My problem is: I can only go up to F4 with my chest voice. For other notes, I have no ...
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What do you call airy falsetto like low voice? [closed]

I'd like to know the term to call the airy low or mid voice as like the high airy sound is called "falsetto", since falsetto is used only in high notes.
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How can I, as a low bass, sing higher notes in my chest voice? (This is after a couple years of attempting to expand my range) [duplicate]

For the past 2 years or so, I have been using vocal warm ups and exercises to attempt to increase my upper range. I can go down to an A1, but I cant comfortably sing higher than an E4. My choir ...
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Improving My Range

I am a 15-year-old female, and I am currently a high soprano. I can currently sing from a low C4 to a high F above the bar. Is there a way I could get higher and become a coloratura soprano or gain an ...
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What would you say my fach could be?

I know you've already seen loads of this but I think I might need professional advice, none is available where I am. I am 17, I have a very full and resonant low register. I can give a loud D2. My ...
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Lyrical Contralto vs Dramatic Mezzo-soprano

I'm a self-taught singer who would like to ask about lyrical contralto vs dramatic mezzo-soprano. The range of my voice is from F3 - F5. On the upper end, I can sing up to C5 quite comfortably. (I've ...
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Vocal range of a crowd

I am planning to sing a song and which has a vocal range of D3-D4. I want the crowd to join in too. Should I raise or lower the tune of this song to better fit the crowd's range? Which key or vocal ...
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My chest voice range is extremely narrow,

I'm a male singer. I've been studying voice, training, and doing exercises for almost 15 years and my natural chest voice range is still about the same, a D3 to about an F4. It's always been this way. ...
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Why do I hit some notes only on some days

I'm a lyric baritone. My lowest modal note is D2 (I just developed it few months ago). My higher notes however seem to pose a problem. I can sing an F#4 in just about any day, however, my G4 seems ...
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Can vocal range extension be achieved by technique only? Or are exercises the key?

I hear all the time people talking about extending vocal range with exercises, and people talk about mixed voice... can someone clarify those questions for me (that I believe are related to each ...
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most karaoke songs are too high for me to sing

i am an untrained singer, and i did many tests in the youtube videos to check my vocal range.. i can hit (not necessary sing with confidence) the g2 - g#4. is it normal it i cannot sing most of the ...
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Why can't I sing high notes as a young female?

I am 14 years old and want to become a singer. I have seen that most female singers can usually hit these amazing high notes with no problem whatsoever. Like, for example, Hasley can do somewhat high ...
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Vocal Ranges. How Wide?

Whilst we have various different voice 'categories', there doesn't seem to be much about actual vocal ranges. I'm guessing an average range is around two octaves of good singing voice, but this is ...
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How to deal with voice change?

I am a 14 year old boy and I think my voice is changing. Last year I used to nail notes from D4-G5 in my chest voice and I was always taking the high octave (even with the girls singing) but over the ...
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What is the vocal range of an untrained tenor? [duplicate]

I have troubles below Ab2 and above Bb4 and above Gb5 in head voice / falsetto (I don’t know) I have a very light and thin voice usually I would dodge high notes but when I attempted one today I got ...
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I'm a 17 year old boy who has been described as a Tenor, but somehow I feel like my voice hit a brick wall [closed]

First of all I have no idea how to warm up because somehow it feels pointless. second is that one day I would sing high and a few days or a week later it would seem like my voice is struggling to ...
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Are German lieder usually flexible re male or female singers?

I've been listening to a lot of Schubert lieder - it's a form I'm learning more about. Are lieder vocals generally non-gender specific? It seems that there can be either a male or female vocal on the ...
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Adjusting accompaniment to vocal range

I'm writing a new song with classical guitar and vocals. I have the choice to sing the melody in a higher octave or a lower octave (the notes are the same) and there are some tradeoffs: I can sing ...
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Can I lose the ability to sing whistle notes?

I am a male 14 years old and I can whistle quite well, but if my voice will change will I lose the ability to reach them? And high notes in particular??
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Relation between size of larynx and lowest pitch and highest pitch possible

Is there any relation between the lowest pitch possible by a person and the size of the larynx? If there exists a relation, then is there any proportion, like if the larynx is x units big/small, then ...
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Need to gain one or 2 semitones vocal range... higher or lower? [duplicate]

I would love to be able to do "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals justice. It is anchored around A but in 3 different octaves. For me, A2 is really the very ...
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What section I would be in (13yo, D#2 - A5, E6)? [duplicate]

I can hit a D#2. I am 13. I am kind of confused on what section I would be (i.e. bass, baritone etc.) I can go up to an A5 note with my chest voice. In my head voice I can hit a E6 comfortably. Can ...
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I am a middle school girl with an untrained D3 to D6 range. Is it impressive, and how much could I extend it by with training, aging, etc?

I've never had proper vocal lessons before, and my friend says 3 octaves is really impressive without proper training. Is it? None of my octaves is just screeching.
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What's the most comfortable key for a group to sing "Happy Birthday"

I am planning on surprising my wife for her birthday, with a montage video of all of her friends and family singing "Happy Birthday" from their own homes. To do this, I need to create a video they ...
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Why do I have such a small vocal range?

I’ve been working on my vocal range for a long time now, but it seems to always stay extremely small. The lowest note I can hit is the G below middle C, and the highest note I can hit (in full chest ...
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What is my vocal type [duplicate]

Good Evening everyone! I am trying to discover my true vocal range and have had a couple answers. I have gotten dramatic tenor, light baritone aaaand high tenor. Certainly you can't be all 3 right? I ...
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Vocal range question

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?
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Troubles with high notes

I started taking singing lessons 1 year ago. First I was recognized as a baritono and had a not so extended range, as far as I know, I gained 2 or 3 notes in the low part and moved from a Fa4 to Si4 ...
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Question regarding vocal range [closed]

I am a untrained 16 year old and my vocal range is E2 to G4# (A4 on rare occasions), so is this range good,does this make me a tenor and can I improve if I train my voice.
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Am I still a tenor?

I'm only 16 and I recently found how to mix my head and chest registers. I LOOOOOOVE singing in my passaggio, but it feels so unnecessary since it's so high, for a male anyway. My full range goes ...
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Should a singer songwriter play chord voicings outside their vocal range?

I've always understood in a band setup you want to avoid everyone fighting over the same frequency range. But the common guitar chord voicings mean you are playing notes in the range E2-G4 which ...
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How to state the range of a song

My professor wants us to explain the range of a song by stating, for example, "range of an octave plus a 4th" rather than "the range is D to G"... because it may be different if transposed. My ...
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Almost tone deaf when singing

I am a bassist and I try to sing, and I hope to improve my singing. The thing is, I feel tone deaf when I'm singing live. I always shoot a little sharp or a little flat from what I should. Not ...
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Sing High notes and muscles

I'm training to reach high notes with my vocal teacher and she told me that have a connection between muscles and high notes and every time that have a high note I need to make a squat to strengthen ...
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