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What one-octave set of notes is most comfortable for an SATB choir to sing in unison/octaves?

What range for a one-octave melody is likely to be most successful and least uncomfortable for the singers in a standard SATB choir? It depends largely on the dynamic level and character of the ...
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How to determine vocal range required to sing a particular song from sheet music

The range (lowest to highest note) alone doesn't necessarily tell you the ideal vocal type for the song and key. You get help for that from the song's tessitura, or the range within which most of the ...
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Why do I have trouble staying within a narrow range of notes when singing songs that are toned down?

I have a very low voice and had some early classical voice training that had me singing with that "covered" operatic tone that involves a deep chest voice and a low larynx position. After ...
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What one-octave set of notes is most comfortable for an SATB choir to sing in unison/octaves?

B♭ to B♭ is safe for all voices.
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Advice as to what voice or in which section I should sing in choir

Note that ”what voice type am I?“ questions are a tad bit to specific for this site (it is of little use a different person to know what your exact type is). In this case this question is a bit ...
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What one-octave set of notes is most comfortable for an SATB choir to sing in unison/octaves?

TL;DR: Write C-D(+oct), with sopranos and altos in unison on octave above the unison tenors and basses. The accepted answer to What are the typical ranges of voice types? gives the following as the ...
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Vocal range of songs

Well, as a classic 'opinion' question, I don't suppose this one will survive long! But, yes, I think it could be useful. It sometimes is/was done. Particularly when a song was offered in a choice ...
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Advice as to what voice or in which section I should sing in choir

tips to break through to my limit? If you're serious about it, find an experienced teacher. Keep in mind that being able to sing A5 doesn't mean that you should be singing soprano parts, however. ...
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What one-octave set of notes is most comfortable for an SATB choir to sing in unison/octaves?

I’d advice to not have the sopranos and tenors go below a C4/C3, and to not have the Altos and Basses go over C5/C4. But also keep in mind that if you have the voices unisono the Altos can compensate ...
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