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    Default What 'type' of singer am I?

    Hi everyone!

    I've never had any vocal coaching, nor been in a Choir but I decided to test my voice myself just to get an average idea.
    So my range was A below Middle C (I could hit the G below but it wasn't comfortable) and the E below high A, but I think using the right technique I could go a little higher I just didn't want to strain my voice. But this is the range i felt comfortable singing.

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    Mezzo-soprano? A high alto maybe? Not quite sure.

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    New Harvard Dictionary of Music.

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    ^Would that make me a bass-baritone then?

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    I can cover the entire tenor-alto-mezzo-soprano range, and a little bit higher. But I can't sing baritone or bass, so those will be your parts.

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    My range is from the F an octave and a fifth below middle C to the D right above middle C. My falsetto range changes depending on the weather.

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    Ah, so I think I'm a Mezzo-soprano then, but it's hard because opinion are different but I think that's what I am. Hopefully when I start lessons I'll get a real assessment, it's hard doing it yourself.

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    It depends not only on the range of notes you can hit but your tone quality. Some mezzo-sopranos such as Joyce DiDonato can sing well up into the soprano register -- La Bartoli also comes to mind -- but they have a sort of "coperto" or covered sound that definitely marks them as a mezzo-soprano. But then so can Ewa Podles sing up to high C -- and down to baritone C, three octaves below -- and yet her tone quality marks her as that rara avis in terra, a contralto. Good luck with your lessons! George

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