View Poll Results: What voice do you have?

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  • Soprano

    23 14.84%
  • Alto

    9 5.81%
  • Tenor

    35 22.58%
  • Baritone

    48 30.97%
  • Bass

    28 18.06%
  • others (colorature soprane, contraalto, countertenor ... )

    12 7.74%
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    I am a tenor, The highest note I have ever sung is an E above high C. The highest note that I have ever vocalized on is a Soprano BFlat. It was a sqeak, but it was there! On a good day I can vocalize around four octives.

    I studied voice for many years with a protege' of Cornrlius Reid. You can get Reid's books at
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    "Voice: Pysche and Soma."

    They are all a dry read but you will never approach singing the same way again.

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    Conductor's.

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    Yo Lang, who you callin a conductor...lol

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    Ach, so apparently I'm a low tenor... haha. Nobody believes me. My speaking voice is much lower than my singing voice...
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    Honestly, I hadn't ever really "Figured Out" where I fall exactly(the piano is my passion, not singing, even if I do it all the time..), so I went to the wikipedia entry for "Fach:" the french voice classification. I am a "Verdi Baritone" it would appear, but I can sing ALMOST as high as a "Heroic Tenor."
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    "Birds sit motionless on their branches. The world is slumbering! It grows cool in the shade of my fir-trees. I stand and await my friend, I wait for him for our last farewell. O friend, I long to share the beauty of this evening at your side. Where do you linger? Long you leave me alone! I wander here and there with my lyre on soft grassy paths. O Beauty! O endless love-life-drunken world!" ~ Das Lied von der Erde - Der Abschied (Li Tai-Po/G.Mahler) <---Click to Listen

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    hi I am a tenor , I sang in the chorus of a Handel oratorio ATHALIA last year and I loved it .It has been recorded and I will be getting the CD soon . I sing tenor in a church choir also .We sing hymns from a Church of England hymn book , also psalms and pieces by Purcell , Byrd , Tallis and the like, lovely stuff ! Most churches in New Zealand do not sing this material

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    Ach, so apparently I'm a low tenor... haha. Nobody believes me. My speaking voice is much lower than my singing voice...
    I have the same issue, beleive it or not. I can get down well below low c but the timbre just doesn't ring for me in that range. I have started working on "O Thou That Tellest" for the up coming Christmas season. It is the first time I have song an alto aria. It is chalanging to say the least but a lot of fun too!

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    That would be bass.

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    I have no formal training in singing and overall have sung very little in my life. I'd say my vocal range is approximately C2-C4. That confuses me a little bit because isn't that pretty clearly a bass's range, not a baritone's? My speaking voice isn't that low really, I think many men have clearly lower voice than me. So that's why I find it weird.

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    All these people with four octave ranges, and I can only sing about three semitones! (Well, a bit more than that but certainly very limited compared to some). My highest comfortable note is around about D Sharp above Middle C, I think this makes me a baritone. If I could sing, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    My voice is still changing (slowly now), but I think I'll settle into a low baritone range.
    You must look very old for your age!

    I forgot to mention, in addition to baritone, I also excel at singing the discord and monotone parts.

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    I'm a bass-baritone. On a good day, I can sing "old man river" like Robeson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortision View Post
    All these people with four octave ranges, and I can only sing about three semitones! (Well, a bit more than that but certainly very limited compared to some). My highest comfortable note is around about D Sharp above Middle C, I think this makes me a baritone. If I could sing, that is.
    Your highest note is less reliable sign of your voice type than your lowest note, because the upper register can be expanded much more by training than your lower register. In opera, baritone's highest note is usually around G4, or G above the middle C in other words. With bass voice the highest is around F4, so if we look at just your highest note you might be also bass. I'd say that even untrained/inexperienced tenors probably can sing above D sharp, though.

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    I'm a tenor in choirs usually.. My range is not really that awesome, it's maybe from a low Ab to a G above high C.. But I'm more comfortable in baritone range, so I'd say I'm a low tenor..
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    I was tenor when performing in college. Don't know if I still am or not...

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