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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Will my voice get any higher?

I am 14, I'm a mezzo soprano but I really want to be a soprano (like in opera terms). Will my voice get any higher?
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Singing Higher with Power

I want to know how high I can sing, with power. I understand now that I have a chest voice, a head voice, and a falsetto. Naturally, I can sing really high with my falsetto, but I don't get the POWER ...
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Baritone or Tenor?

I was classified recently by two different peeople as Lyric Baritone and Spinto Tenor, and i just want other opinions. First of all i am an untrained male voice, 30 years. I have had some trouble to ...
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What is the proportion of tenors?

I would like to know what is the percentage in the population that have a tenor voice. I guess it is difficult to find this number. And I guess it changes depending on the region of the world, ...
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What are some “must-do” vocal exercises to be done everyday?

For someone who has pitching issues - what are some must-do vocal exercises that you'd suggest that must be done strictly everyday to master pitch perfection. What must be the focus while doing these ...
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Head voice weak “a” vowel

Whenever I sing "e" vowel in head voice I can feel the vibrations on head by placing a hand and the "e" vowel in head voice is strong as well and also "o" vowel. But when I place my hand on my head ...
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What comes after vocal warm ups and Exercises?

AKA How do I actually learn to sing songs? After I've done all my vocal/warmups practice etc then what? Do I just attempt to go sing something? How do I know I'm even singing that thing I'm ...
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Transposing Range

Is transposing songs to your vocal range more octave based or pitch based? What I'm asking is can you transpose songs up or down an octave or are you looking to transpose to a different pitch within ...
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Song Out Of Range

What does it mean when someone says a song is not in their range? Does it simply mean they can't hit the highest or lowest notes of a song or is it something that I'm missing? Look at the link to the ...
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Transpose Songs To Fit My Vocal Range

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 ...
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Transposing Music

Can you just transpose particular sections of a song as opposed to the transposition being applied to the whole song? For example, let's say I had a song where the lowest note was A2 and the highest ...
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What is the theory behind vocal warm up?

I watched a couple videos on YouTube and I stumbled upon one for beginners, shot by a soprano from my native country in which she makes muted vocal warm up. I searched the internet but couldn't find ...
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Tessitura of a piece

How do you find the tessitura of a piece? I know you're looking for the lowest and highest notes but where exactly are you looking for them? Are you looking for the lowest and highest notes in a ...
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Vocals: Application of notes at the extremity of range?

I've sung for pleasure all of my life, then started working with a vocal coach for the first time about 7 months ago, and with proper technique my range has opened up a fair bit. Modal register is ...
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Vocal ranges and voice types

What's the point in knowing your vocal range and voice type ? I'd also like some insight on tessitura and the purpose of knowing it. If the tessitura is the spot within your vocal where you sound the ...
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Passagio Points & Vocal Breaks

What the purpose of a singer or vocalist knowing the different breaks in their passagio. Does knowing your passagio points reveal what voice you're in?
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Optimum Singing Pitch

Do singers have an optimum pitch within their tessitura (the range within which most notes of a vocal part fall) or would the their tessitura be considered the optimal pitches? I already know about ...
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Whats my vocal type? [duplicate]

Hi guys my vocal range is G3-C5 what vocal type am I? I have just started singing last year in HS and really like it, however I would like to know what is my vocal type based off of my range. I used ...
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What am I given my vocal range? [duplicate]

I'm looking for help here, Am I a Baritone? My current vocal range is A3 the lowest I can go, and a I can hit up to F5, If I go to G5 I start getting a falsetto. What am I?
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Is there a standard meaning of “low”, “medium”, “high” voice in sheet music?

I started taking voice lessons a few months ago. I have one book of music that says it's for "medium high voice". Looking at some other sheet music books I need they sometimes indicate "low voice" or "...
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What are the benefits of singing low notes in your head voice?

Nearly all the discussion I see of people trying to extend/improve their range focuses on reaching higher notes with the chest (or mixed) voice, pushing your chest voice into higher notes. What about ...
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Any frequency checker to determine the c3 to c4 (octave)?

I am practicing singing and trying to achieve the notes .I am using garage band , trying to hit the c3 note(vocal training). Is there any way to check the frequency of my "vocal pitch" in garage band.
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Exercises or understanding to unlock my highest notes (I'm a man)

I've been taking singing lessons for a few months now and one notable thing is gaining confidence with my head voice. Previously I probably never used it, now as well as my chest voice being able to ...
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Does an average person know to switch to head/falsetto voice if a note is too high?

I'm planning to lead a small congregation in musical worship soon, just me and a guitar. I'd say the average person there is above average in singing ability simply by virtue of singing at church ...
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Replacing male with female voices in vocal arrangement

If I have a vocal arrangement which was originally written for male voices, what do I do to replace one (or more) of the male voices by a female voice? Do I ask the female singer to sing the exact ...
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How octave is effective in vocal range?

My question's title seems so confusing so let me explain what I am exactly looking for. Why some scales are different to sing in for some vocalists? For example I have bass vocal range and my teacher ...
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Difference between nasty/whiny “NAYS” and “KOO” or “GEE” for High Notes

There are a couple of exercises that help working the high notes for singing and all of them seem to "work", but I wanted to ask if anyone can explain what is the difference between them and what ...
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What Kind Of Voice Do I Have

So, I have been playing (guitar) and singing some Blues for a while, then about two months ago somebody told me that I sounded good. But if I take some formal voice lessons that I would sound much ...
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How can i know the scale of a instrumental? [closed]

Actually i want to know the scale of a instrumental music. I want to write some lyrics on that instrumental but i'm not getting the scale. Also about the ups and downs in vocals according to the music,...
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What is my voice type?

my name is Joudrick Sanchez, my grandmother is a very nice singer, not famous but, she is great singer, she teach me certain things, but she doesn't told me anything about my voice type, either my ...
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How to practice singing

So I’ve been practicing singing for about 4 months now about 4 hr a week doing 30min sessions when I have time. I’ve started recording myself over the past month to see what I sound like in recordings....
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Mezzo soprano and Soprano difference

What is the exact difference between a mezzo soprano and a soprano? Have heard that both have almost the same range but what is the exact difference? If mezzo is slightly weak in singing in head voice,...
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Why can I only reach high notes after an extended warm-up session?

I am a countertenor. In order to reach the soprano range, I need to warm-up for an extended period of time, usually within the span of 30 minutes to 2 hours. Think of it as crafting a key for 1 hour ...
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Singing Evolution: could I ever achieve the voice I want?

Background: I love all types of music. I was raised listening to Elvis, British Invasion bands, blues, soul and the like all from the general era, but my love I constantly return to is rock music: ...
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Untrained bass range

What would be the range of an untrained bass voice? I can reach an F2 after warming up, and I have hit the E before, though it's difficult. With training could I be a bass? I heard it is only ...
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How do I find out my voice type?

If my vocal range is (A2-)F3-B5(-C7), what is my voice type? I tried looking on google but it doesn't specify exactly my voice type, it just shows common voice types.
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What Vocal Exercises Should I do?

I'm a tenor with a range of A2-D5(F5) I can almost belt an A4. The songs I perform require me to sing with a full tone through all of the phrases, even into the high notes. A weak falsetto won't cut ...
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Voice Range help [closed]

I am currently barely 16 years old, male and my voice seems to be very uncommon. I can hit a low D & low E with a bit of warming up and hit a low F without much trouble. Due to this I wonder how ...
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How does singing volume affect vocal range?

I saw mentioned in passing in another answer: As a rule, the more air you are forcing** through your throat, the higher (also louder) you can sing in a given register I only recently noticed ...
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How is vocal fry used in singing?

I only came across this term recently. Wikipedia explains what it is quite well (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocal_fry_register) and I came across this introductory video which uses it as an ...
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Naming of notes in choral music?

I've got to grips with Scientific Pitch Notation (e.g middle C is C4) but in a choral setting I am often confused because there seems to be a whole nomenclature where certain notes have specific names....
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The lower end of my vocal range tails off really suddenly, is this normal?

I can sing C3 and B2 very easily, and A2 quite clearly and strongly. But I can not really hit G2 at all, just barely in a really horrible way. So within a single tone, my lower range dies completely. ...
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How much can one (on average) increase chest voice range before reaching genetic potential?

I have been receiving singing lessons for 3 months now, from (I believe to be) a fantastic vocal coach. I have managed to increase my range in this time, from my highest note being G4, to achieving B5 ...
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How to be sure vocals are transcribed into the right octave?

I was trying to figure out the exact score of some songs I'm trying to cover. In a very similar case to this question (How do I distinguish my voice singing a c3 from a c4?) I've lost confidence that ...
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How to sing SATB parts as a Baritone

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 ...
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What is my current octave range, can it go much farther, and how can I increase it?

My lowest note is a D3, and my highest note is an F6. I am a 14 year old female. I play clarinet, so I am often exercising my lungs even when I am not singing. My dad has more of an average range, but ...
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How do I distinguish my voice singing a c3 from a c4?

I was trying to figure out my voice range, but I actually run against the stupid problem that I don't know if I sing a c3 or a c4. I was using an online piano to match my voice, but I simply don't ...
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Transposing a song for a desired vocal range and guitarist

I recently started composing songs for my post-hardcore band/project in which I'm the vocalist and we will mostly prioritize on recording the songs and video only... So when addressing this question ...
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How long to learn/understand/master mixed-voice technique?

I recently began taking singing lessons twice a week. I am a low tenor, with my highest note being G# above middle C. I advised my coach that I want to sing as high as possible, in the post-hardcore ...
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Female with a deep pitch range (F3-E4)

I just joined my first all female choir (I'm completely untrained), and I was listening to some of their stuff online and all their singers are altos and higher. I'm terrified because my voice has a ...