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View Poll Results: Where do you sing?
Soprano 8 25.00%
Alto 9 28.13%
Tenor 10 31.25%
Bass 0 0%
No idea.. 5 15.63%
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Unread 01-12-2004, 10:04 AM   #1
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Where is your placing?

Hey all.. I was just wondering what all you people around here sing. I have decided to divide it up into the four main sections, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. I also put in a place for all of those who have no clue..!

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Unread 01-12-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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No idea. I can go really high, and really low. I'm vocally neudered.

*ahem* But seriously, I don't know. I've been told what I was, but I forgot...
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Unread 01-13-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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I'm an alto, but probly with some mezzo-soprano mixed in (I can go pretty high, even though I don't like to.) I'm still getting there, though.
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Unread 01-13-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
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I'm a tenor, but not a very high one. I can only get F or F# above middle C in full voice.

Many guys are put on the wrong voice part because of their range. Often the person judging their range doesn't listen enough to the tonal quality, instead listens to how high/low. Although range is a factor, natural tone within the range really determines what voice part you are.
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Unread 01-13-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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Well I'm definately an Alto at heart, but I've been known my choirs as "the floater" because I generally have a range from Soprano 1 - Tenor 2. So whatever works
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Unread 01-14-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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I too an a true blue alto.. but I can sing soprano 1 and tenor. Go figure! Oh, and you were known as a "floater"? I am known as a "swing" singer.. cause I can sing almost any range that you can throw at me.. (minus bass.. :-P) But most of the time I sing alto.. I am just moved around when there are balance issuses in a choir or something..!
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Unread 01-18-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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I'm a true soprano but I have a broad range. I like alto depending on the song and the style but I love soprano when I get in a good groove with it *hehe*.
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Unread 01-18-2004, 01:59 PM   #8
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I've sung as low as D below the bass clef staff and as high as C above treble clef (it really hurts). My practical range is low F to 4th line D.
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Unread 01-19-2004, 03:37 AM   #9
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Your vocal part is more about quality of voice than it is range. Range does play a part, but for those of you who say " I can sing high and low"...there is a quality factor in your voice. Such as...lyric, dark, light, heavy, breathy, pointed, focused, unfocused...stuff like that. The Fach System (yeah, what the fach are you?) is the German system of vocal classification.

Just for fun, here are the Soprano Fachs:

Soubrette

Lyric Coloratura

Dramatic Coloratura

Full Lyric Soprano

Spinto Soprano

Dramatic Soprano

Wagnerian Soprano

Since the female voice does not "settle"/fully develop sometimes until well into a woman's 30's/even 40s, we can't always know exactly what we are or will be. Right now, I'm hovering between a darker Lyric or even a Spinto soprano.

Its also very common to be able to sing high and low. But there is usually an area in your voice between your passagio (that "break" in your voice into chest and another into head/falsetto/whistle tone) where you sound the best. I can sing from a A/B/Middle C up to about a high D# (off of the staff above G clef) I sing alto in Chamber Singers, and 2nd Soprano in Chorale. The reason I'm not a first soprano is because Dr. Holcomb prefers his firsts to have light, tiny voices, and the 2nds to be meatier. Okay, sorry for the rant - I'm taking Vocal Pedagogy this semester and I'm really excited about it! I have to teach someone though, ahhh!
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Unread 04-01-2004, 12:21 AM   #10
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I mostly sing alto, but I can hit soprano I or tenor I if I warm up my voice.
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Unread 04-01-2004, 02:09 AM   #11
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wow, this is a pretty old thread. But since it's up...um, I am/was a lyric tenor but now my voice is heading more towards baritone. Guys voices don't really settle until around 25 and i'm 19, so i'll get back to ya in a few years and let ya know where i wind up.
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Unread 04-05-2004, 05:19 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rhonda_schofiel
Hey all.. I was just wondering what all you people around here sing. I have decided to divide it up into the four main sections, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. I also put in a place for all of those who have no clue..!
Hey! I'm an alto I believe yet I can hit somewhere in the soprano range when I'm feeling good. ^-^
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Unread 04-07-2004, 10:13 AM   #13
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I'm a Tenor
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Unread 04-08-2004, 02:27 AM   #14
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even though my range is really really small, i put myself as tenor.



i can't go very low, but my highest note in natural voice is an F. i can go tons higher with falsetto (almost as high as mariah carey, no joke. if i trill while i go into the whistle register, i can simulate a whistle sound, like the ones on the soccer field.) but someone told me that's bad for my voice, so whatever.
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Unread 04-08-2004, 02:34 AM   #15
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actually ...

now that i've visited the link that thespia gave ( http://www.su.edu/suopera/classes/mu.../Fach/Male.htm ) i think i'm baritone.

wait, it depends. when they talk about range, are they talking natural voice or do they include head voice? because in my head voice ...

okay wait. now i'm confused. there HAS to be a difference between head voice and falsetto. is there? ah. so confused.
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