Questions tagged [vocal-range]

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

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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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Singing - effect of vowels on tuning and tonality

I am a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Singing for me has been a long road but recently I found out something very interesting. I have a certain song that I am very fond of but I have ...
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Practicing notes with strain?

Should you practice the notes which you can reach but feel strain or only practice with those where you are comfortable? I apologize for any mistakes in the terminology. I am a beginner in music ...
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How can I expand my whistle range?

My current highest whistle note is B6 but I want to expand it to D7 or E7. Any tips on how to do that safely? Thank you! (p.s., I can't see a vocal coach because I have social anxiety.)
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Find Vocal Range with Statistics/Hertz

Caveat: if you're not into science meets music, please just skip this post. I'm being asked to sing for a music class. I dislike singing. I don't sound good. I would not make it far on American Idol....
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Low notes and puberty [duplicate]

So I've been thinking... I'm almost 18 years old and, after puberty, I can't seem to be able to reach a low D or C. My range ends at about E2-Eb2 depending on the day and I can project those, E2 at ...
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how to sing smoothly in high keys as a male singer

I have tried drinking plenty of water but it still is not working for me. I am trying to sing more smoothly than i normally do, mostly my voice comes out as though am struggling to sing which should ...
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Will my vocal range become lower as I get older? [duplicate]

I’m a 14 year old male right now and the lowest note I can hit is D#2; my highest note is C4 (on a good day). Can I expect my range to become lower than it already is as I get older, or will my range ...
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Vocal range and key finding

If I can comfortably sing from F2 to C5 then what would be the best key for my voice? Is it C major, because I can hit this note as a tonic of C major key, or maybe is it C# major because then I can ...
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How common is it to find a true baritone?

Most men I tried to sing with often sung lower than C3. I am a tenor and I find this too low. This made me think that most men are baritones but...it could be that they are, in fact, not true ...
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Does one's voice get lower with age?

Does your voice (range) get lower as you age? Is this a fact? If so, does it affect your lower as well as the higher end of the vocal range ( the lower end expands a small bit and some of the upper ...
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How to increase my vocal range? [duplicate]

When I was about 4 years old, my vocal range was high. But now (15 years old), my vocal range has became too low. My mother tells that if I sing low octaves, my vocal range will increase. How much ...
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Vocal part for my range [closed]

I have a vocal range that spans from D2 to D6 and while I love singing normal tenor part what would fit my voice best?
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Will my voice sit better in the mix with a baritone guitar?

I have a deep singing voice (pleasant range: E2 to D4, extreme range: B flat 1 to F4). It is not shockingly bassy but warm. So if I want to cover a song, I need to transpose it. But I have to ...
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How does this Baritone singer sing so high?

Caleb Hyles has the low end richness or a Baritone, but the range of a Tenor. What singing voice type is this, and if I'm correct that he's a Baritone, how does he sing so damn high with ease?
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Losing my vocal range?

Just over four days ago I had a comfortable chest range of D2-F#4 but over the last two to three days it's been "reduced" down to E2-E4. I can still inch down to D2 (while sounding a bit vocal-fry-ish,...
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How is it that tenors are able to sing along when the baritone chooses a low key?

It often happens that a man (maybe baritone) starts singing eg Happy birthday and the rest just start singing along. How is it that tenors are able to sing along when the baritone chooses a low key? ...
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Extend Lower Vocal Range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2-E2 to E4-F#4. I've been working on the low as well as high end of my vocal range, and while I've gotten better at the highest end, my lows seem ...
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How to determine vocal range required to sing a particular song from sheet music

I need to list the required vocal ranges for a number of songs in order to find singers to perform in a show. Is there a way I can easily determine this from the sheet music? Thanks so much in advance ...
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How can I extend my male chest voice range higher when singing piano/pianissimo?

I sing tenor in an SATB choir and currently I can reach F#4 when singing loudly at the top of my chest voice - sometimes G4 depending on the 'shape' of the note. For all the pieces we've done this is ...
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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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Am I using falsetto in this audio recording ? (vocal range test)

I wanted to test my vocal range, and test how high I can go without forcing too much and without using falsetto. I tried to sing C4 to C5-D5 (I did 3 recordings), but I have the feeling that above B4 ...
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Why would a man start a sing-along in a low key

I have been to sing-alongs where a man, the leader, chooses to start in a low pitch (low for me as a tenor). I can't sing that low. Why would a man choose a very low key for a sing-along? I mean, ...
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How to access super high voice range?

I'm a 20 year old guy, I was wondering if I could possibly expend my vocal range up to the 6th octave in any way ? I can go from G2 to G5 with the piano Would it be possible to hit like up to a C6 ?...
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How to cure dry voice from whisky? Water not working

I drink whisky with a high percent of alcohol (45%) to deepen my voice but today it just dried out my voice & my voice is stuck in a female range. What's the quickest way to moisturize my throat? ...
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Voice training and microphone tech

How can you balance your sound on microphone when switching between chest voice (low register) and head/falsetto voice (high register)?
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Passaggi, fach and volume

I was wondering how the locations of the passagi are to be located when their place depends seemingly quite heavily upon larynx height, time of day and especially volume sung! For example, I know ...
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Am I a mezzo soprano?

If my range is from G3-C6 with my tessiratura being from the A below middle C to the A below “high C” (C6), would I be considered a Mezzo Soprano? My break from chest voice to mixed voice is at the E ...
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Is it real vocal science to say that most men can sing A2?

I have trpuble singing A2. It is hard. The thing is: some sing-along books actually have melodies with A2. This seems strange to me since some of us aren't baritones at all. My question would be: Is ...
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Would a tenor have trouble singing in a baritone range?

When I sing higher songs, it’s much easier and I can do all sorts of fun things. However, I have a short beard and I talk with a deep, almost vocal fry voice, so it feels weird. It’s not really girly, ...
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Better learn to sing high notes with or without singing a song?

I am just starting to learn singing high notes. I often tried to sing songs that have notes I could not comfortably reach. After warming up, I quickly want to sing these songs and record my singing to ...
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I can't find a comfortable place to sing when playing guitar

My vocal range is between G2 and E4, but I cant find a place on the guitar to sing comfortable. If anyone could suggest a good place to try and sing it would be great!
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What voice to use when speaking?

OK, I believe I'm the first one asking this question because I tried to find answer everywhere and just couldn't! I am 15 years old (almost 16 years old). I always knew how to sing, and two years ...
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What do actual vocal ranges look like?

I know the theoretical range for each voice type, but I would like to understand know the real ranges of singers in practice. If you're a singer, do you have the same range as other singers with the ...
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Am I stuck like this?

My name is Stavros and I am 16 years old. My voice changed around 12-13 and my voice stopped breaking around 14. I've always wanted to sing. My current range is B1-F#5. However, I flip into falsetto ...
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Terminology confusion between Range, Register, Ambitus and Tessitura

We use the terms range, register, ambitus and tessitura with regard to how high and low an instrument or vocalist can go. I'm not at all sure how or where the terms cross over, and indeed whether they ...