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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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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Voice classification and voice types: how can voice be classified based on range?

How can voice be classified based on range? What system is typically used? Which voice types are there? What are their ranges? Are there other less-known or alternative systems?
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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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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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I'm a bass and I need to know what a Russian bass vocal range is

My range extends down to a low D; I forget how high I can go. I'm 14 years old and my music teacher is saying that I'm a Russian bass. What exactly is a Russian bass voice?
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Enquiry to male voice

I'm a 24 year old and have just taken voice lessons recently. The teacher classify me as a tenor. I notice that when I descend from a high note, I will have tendency to go off pitch. It is as if my ...
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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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How much higher will I realistically be able to sing with daily practice and dedication?

I am a baritone, and started trying to improve my range about a year ago. I do not receive any formal training, but I know the basics of what to do and not to do. I warm up for about 15 minutes ...
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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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Problems with range of songs

I started singing when I bought a guitar (a year ago). Since that, I noticed I can't sing properly almost all songs I play. I've searched a bit and found out some texts about vocal range. My range ...
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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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How do I transition smoothly going up or down while singing without strain or breaking? Is mixed-voice the key? How do I work on it?

I've been trying to learn singing for sometime now and have gone through dozens of videos and articles understanding voice/vocal folds/registers/bridging/exercises-lip-trills-apreggios..etc,. since I'...
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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 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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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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Lowering my range

I have improved my upper range a great deal since I started singing. When I started singing 7 years ago, I had an F above middle C, now I'm up to a B flat. My lower range, however, has only budged a ...
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Chest voice & Head voice? Or Chest voice, Throat voice AND Head Voice?

The concept of chest/voices is pretty basic, but I feel more like I have 3 main sections to my range: Chest voice, from the bottom of my range to about G3 Throat voice, which has some sort of tone to ...
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How much can I expect my vocal range to improve with high quality vocal training

I am a 22 year old male. My range is currently E2 to G#4 and I am untrained. How do I fare compared to your "average joe" singer in terms of the size of my range? I understand that there are plenty ...
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Learning how to sight sing without prior singing

I am starting music school (masters prep program for adults who have a bachelor's degree in something non-music related) and along with theory, I will need to learn how to sight sing. I am a 28 year ...
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Ranges in the Real Vocal Book

The Real Book for vocalists comes in two versions: The Real Vocal Book for high voice or low voice. What are the actual vocal ranges appropriate for these transcriptions? The publisher’s descriptions ...
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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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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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Am I a low tenor or a high baritone?

I'm a 13 year old singer, my voice already dropped (I think), i don't think it is likely that it'll change a whole lot more. But anyways, my vocal range is : E2-B5 (a lot of low tenors have this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Problem determining vocal range

I am having trouble working out my vocal range. At first, my vocal instructor was convinced I was a tenor. However, I had to sing some songs in a lower range. Upon hearing me sing, he was surprised ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Low larynx and mask resonance

As a young tenor, I am, as many of us, constantly asking myself about the best techniques to have a powerful voice with thrilling laserbeam acuti. If we look at very good historical tenors, we see ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems determining my voice type, fach, passagio

I have problems determining my voice type. I have serious problems singing lower than A2 although I can reach F2#, but my second passagio is around E4 to F#4 so I have no clue what kind of voice type ...
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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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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.)