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What Voice Group am I?

what voice group am I?

WHAT VOICE GROUP AM I?

What’s a Voice Group? Everyone is different. Genetically we get our broad voice group from our parents but it can also be influenced by your experiences and what you like to sing over the course of your life. So what voice group am I?

​ The 8 Singing Voice Types

Bass: lowest male voice type with a vocal range of E2-E4

​ Real life examples:
​ Bradley Kenneth Roberts of the Canadian band, ‘The Crash Test Dummies.’ Here’s an example of him singing. Have a listen and try to sing along!
Crash Test Dummies

Baritone: 2nd lowest male voice type with a vocal range of A2-A4

​ Real life examples:
​ Bing Crosby, American Crooner:
​ Have a listen and try to sing along:
Bing Crosby

​ Barry White – in the song below he sounds like he could be a bass at the start but he can go quite a lot higher than a Bass, making him a baritone with a very wide range!
​ Have a listen and try to sing along!
Barry White

Tenor: 2nd highest male voice type with a vocal range of C3-C5

​ Real life examples:
​ Bryan Adams, Canadian Rock Star
​ Here’s an example of him singing: Have a listen a try to sing along. Many girls who are naturally Alto’s or Contralto’s will also easily manage a tenor range.
Bryan Adams

​ ​ Another Famous Tenor:
​ Luciano Pavarotti.
​ Here’s an example of him singing:
Pavarotti

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Countertenor: highest male voice type with a vocal range of E3-E5. The rarest voice type for men.

​ Jacub Joseph Orlinski – classical singer
​ Have a listen:
Orlinski

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Contralto: lowest female voice type with a vocal range of E3-E5. The rarest voice type for women.

​ Famous pop star Tracy Chapman.
Have a listen and see if you can sing along:
Tracy Chapman

​ Icon Judy Garland
Judy Garland

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Alto: 2nd lowest female voice type with a vocal range of F3-F5

​ Famous Alto Singers: Leona Lewis
​ Have a listen and see if you can sing along!
Leona Lewis

​ Adele, pop star
​ Have a listen and see if you can sing along:
Adele

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Mezzo Soprano: 2nd highest female voice type with a vocal range of A3-A5

​ Famous Mezzo Soprano’s
​ Beyonce, pop star.
​ Have a listen – this is an impressive example of the range some mezzo soprano’s can have
Beyonce
​ ​ Don’t panic if you can’t sing along with the whole song and you think you may be a mezzo – Beyonce is famous for her amazing vocal range.

​ Another famous mezzo pop star
Miley Cyrus
​ Have a listen to her sing here:
Miley Cyrus

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Soprano: highest female voice type with a vocal range of C4-C6

​ Famous Sopranos
​ Mariah Carey, pop star
​ Have a listen here and see if you can sing along:
Mariah Carey

​ ​ Katy Perry, Pop Star
Katy Perry

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A very high Soprano is known as a Coloratura Soprano, most often recognized in classical music. The most famous Coloratura Piece is from Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute.’

​ ​ Have a listen:
The Magic Flute

WHAT VOICE GROUP AM I?

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