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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are most male pop singers really tenors? [duplicate]

I listen to a fair amount of pop music, and I have picked up on the trend of high ranges for the male pop singers (Somehow, this seems less pronounced on the female side). The male pop singers all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of tenor will my voice lead me to (audio recording included)?

Good evening All, I'm a 24 year old male who is very interested in operatic arts and how human voices work. I have just attended few voice lessons and have been classified as a tenor. I have made ...
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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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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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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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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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Not sure what voice type I have

I'm trying to decide whether my voice type is bass or baritone. I'm an 18 y.o. guy. I never had vocal education, I just sometimes sing or hum for fun. In chest voice I can do E2 - E4. The lower end ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Voice parts singing

What does it mean to sing in unison and in parts...?! For example singing in unison, all voice parts might sing: do re mi fa so la te do but in voice parts soprano might sing: do re mi fa so ...
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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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Inquiry to Voice Classification

I'm a 24 male who is interested in vocal arts and have yet to receive any formal voice training. But I would like to know my voice type. Attached are two audio clips of me descending from middle C to ...