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#401
Quote by Derek67ca
um... i'm 45 years old, and I think I just discovered that I am a low bass. I think I am C2-G3 but i'm struggling to believe it.

I got tired of not being able to sing any popular songs, and I'm trying to find out my range. I followed the instructions on a youtube range finder video, but it doesnt go low enough - stops at E2. So im thinking I must be singing an octave higher. I downloaded a Voice Training app that plots your voice through the mic onto the display and shows you the note you are singing, but it also doesnt go low enough. It did, however, show that i am indeed able to extend lower than an E2. on the high end, G3 is barely comfortable.

Maybe I would be a really good opera singer. I could dig that. C2 is rare enough to be of value, yes?

Derek



While low basses are rare, they aren't unheard of...in my choir of 67 people, There are 4 basses which can get the low C

Opera has nothing to do with range, their are rolls for every vocal fach.
#402
so i'm wondering where one might consider me range wise. i've always thought i was a baritone, but after much practice i learned to place my voice more correct in my throat and shed weight from my voice. now i find i'm singing literally any song i want and can do a pretty good stevie wonder impression. i'm starting to wonder if i'm more of a tenor who was untrained and forced himself to be a baritone?

anyways, i'm singing 8 part harmony here, the high note i'm trying to make sound a little more female like. just a quick little thing i made to work on harmony tone for my songs. the lowest note is a bass Db2 i believe, and the highest is a Gb5.

https://soundcloud.com/tom-milley/8-part-harmony

EDIT: i decided to see if i could get a C2 as well (because of the guys above). it's not as stable as i would like, but i can get enough volume to hear it over the piano. i can also get a tenor C, and actually with little effort. i can make it sound not like a girl too like i did in the clip,. i can sing slow ride note for note, and i can sing baritone stuff and bass parts and do a pretty good bing crosby impression i've been told. so i really don't know where to consider myself. a lyric baritone?
Last edited by Blind In 1 Ear at Jul 6, 2013,
#403
I'm either a baritone or a tenor... I don't really know
My lowest note I think is about B2/C3
And I think my highest note is about g4
But I don't have the best pitch...
I'm most comfortable around my higher range

And in show choir I am tenor (except one song I was baritone) but there were only 5 guys in my show choir last year,.. And there were only two tenors

But here's me singing *badly*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=926rrRlkirs

I really much rather be a tenor... I don't really know why
#404
Quote by Tdvv
I'm either a baritone or a tenor... I don't really know
My lowest note I think is about B2/C3
And I think my highest note is about g4
But I don't have the best pitch...
I'm most comfortable around my higher range

And in show choir I am tenor (except one song I was baritone) but there were only 5 guys in my show choir last year,.. And there were only two tenors

But here's me singing *badly*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=926rrRlkirs

I really much rather be a tenor... I don't really know why

from that video, i'd say you sound like an untrained tenor. listening to you tone while talking sounds like a tenor too. if you want to be a better tenor, look up vocal fry exercises. think axl rose. try to do that voice, and then work on backing off on it so you're on the edge. it really helped me open up my range and place my voice better for less effort while projecting, sustaining and singing higher without fatigue. also, your vibrato needs some work. sounds like you are making more of a tremolo effect than vibrato. in other words, like you are cutting off and on the air instead of changing the pitch. try singing a siren and then speeding it up but in one breath, not cut off between the notes making them smooth. that's more of what vibrato should be, just not as deep in pitch usually. you should however be able to control for the most part how fast and deep your vibrato is, just like on guitar. i'm not saying i'm perfect, far from it. but these are some little things i've found that made me sing better and easier, because i used to really suck lol

i'd have to hear more low notes to call you a baritone. are you sure you are naming those notes correct? it just doesn't sound like from your talking voice you'd be able to go that low. i can sing high yes, and talk high if i want, but my natural talking voice is pretty low and even a little gravely at times. so i don't know, maybe you're like me but the opposite lol. if you can, try to record a song that shows more of your range. hope some of that helps.
#405
Small question. I took singing "lessons" a few years back, and our instructor used to play the piano and say sing this note. Now, I could swear I was hitting it, but one of the guys who knew how to sing indicated that I should go lower. If I can't hear what I'm singing correctly, how can I tell my range by using a piano/guitar if I'm that far off without noticing it?
#406
Quote by Johnnysd
Small question. I took singing "lessons" a few years back, and our instructor used to play the piano and say sing this note. Now, I could swear I was hitting it, but one of the guys who knew how to sing indicated that I should go lower. If I can't hear what I'm singing correctly, how can I tell my range by using a piano/guitar if I'm that far off without noticing it?

Ear training comes with time. Hearing your own voice is something that is rather interesting. Using a microphone and headphones can help because you hear what other people hear.

If it is a matter of ear training - namely that you aren't good at recognizing pitch and naturally sing a P5 harmony with the fundamental note and think it sounds the same for example then it takes time and practice to get better.

If your ear isn't good and you want to figure out your range you could record yourself doing lip rolls or buzzing hums. Warm up first then record yourself going from low to high then back down again. Repeat two or three times.

Then run it through some pitch recognition software (Melodyne, Sing and See or something similar). You might be able to get a free trial of some of that software just to do this if not then just record yourself post it as an MP3 in your profile and send me a PM and I will do it for you.) The result will look like a mountain going up then down and you should be able to easily see the range you are going through. It won't tell you what register your voice is in though just the range.

You could use this to then create some simple piano tracks of scales, arpeggios, and intervals for warm up and vocal exercises tailored to your range. Don't go to the extreme limits of your range for these. Start two three or even four notes away from the limits. So if your lowest note is some sort of D then maybe start your exercises on an F or G. If the highest note is some sort of D then maybe use A or B as the highest note in the scales.

There will be some exercises and some warm ups for going through the whole range but very few. You won't need to anyway, if you stay in a comfortable range through your exercises you will improve your voice with less probability of strain or damage. The weird thing is when you improve your voice even with a "buffer" on your range, as your voice is stronger and has better tone, it improves throughout the entire range. Even on those outer notes you weren't practicing.

Work on your ear training too. Use a piano or guitar to learn to hear pitch and intervals, and look for some vocal exercises to work on pitch matching. Record yourself often and listen back critically for flaws and things to work on.

And of course a good teacher is very helpful. Teaching yourself guitar is one thing - if you break the instrument you can get another. When it comes to your voice if you break that you can't replace it.

Best of Luck.
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#407
I just got curious as to what I'd be if I joined a choir. I googled range, pretty simple, and I found that vocal range and vocal types are often quite confused.

Anyway, my range is:
Middle voice is D4-C5 not even a full octave
Head voice is E3-G5 pretty good saying I've never sang.

Any help on other factors in deciding type?
Theory is just...wow. I'm getting a bit over my head by trying to learn so much w/o formal educators

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#408
A friend of mine had me singing notes on his keyboard and he told me I'm an alto. My highest note is the C one octave above middle C, and I think I can get down to a G, maybe F below middle C
#411
Quote by ArtistLion
I did some Vocal Practice today and here I'm singing in the lowest note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TM2iWx2BKg

Here are my highest sung notes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvrQpIm39zs

So judging by this I think I'm a bass right? or lower baritone?
What do you guys think.


The highest note that I caught in the sound clips you linked was a C#4, and the lowest note I was able to catch was a G2. A bass typically has a high note at around E4 or so (although it varies) and a low note of E2 or below. A singer who can't go below a G2 would have to have a very deep timbre to really be classified as a bass.

Based on the timbre of your voice, I would say that you are most likely a baritone. Although you never sang anything above E4 (typically considered the highest note for a bass), based on the sound of your voice, you could probably expand your upper range considerably with proper technique and practice within a few months.
Last edited by Surf-Banana at Nov 1, 2013,
#412
^thank you very much for posting. Seems with perfect practice i can develop a solid rock voice
#413
primarily, im a baritone, but im training myself to sing in every range. i dont want limits to my voice and neither should anyone else. limits are for those who believe in them.
#414
Hello I don't know what range am i, i did the test in internet i can sing from g2-c6 vocal range. What am i?¿
#415
Seth Riggs, the author of Speech Level Singing method has a different classifying of voices:

Soprano - G below middle C to F above two octaves above middle C.
Mezzo-Soprano - G below middle C to D above two octaves above middle C.
Alto - low C to two octaves above middle C.
Tenor - low C to high E - same as alto
Baritone - low G to High B
Bass - deep C (two octaves below middle C) to G above middle C

And I've read many testimonials of his students, that everyone can sing much higher with SLS
#417
I know I'm pretty late to this thread but I'm wondering what range I am:

- I can easily hit an F2 and sometimes an E2 if I warmed up and am having a good day
- Max high not before falsetto is an Eb4

So E2/F2-Eb4

Low Baritone or High bass maybe?
#418
This was something I had always wanted to do and it was pretty fun figuring out what I could sing on piano and guitar. I actually didn't know about the whole "guitar/male voice are actually transposed down an octave thing", but I used pitch notation on piano and just the note names on guitar (e.g. E2 vs. "standard tuning: low E").

My range: F2 (standard tuning: F on the low E string) to C4

Hitting a little over 1.5 octaves was awesome considering I'm 20, completely untrained (for now), and these notes were all in a range that was completely comfortable and required no strain.

Unless I'm wrong, I think I can just label myself a baritone. Sweet!
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#419
Hi,

I'm pretty sure I have a naturally very limited baritone range, and on the bassier end of baritone. I have a real issue in this range at the point that you might call the passagio. All the forums and info I can find suggest that I'm a bass. I can't sing a decent E4 without straining, infact I tighten up on the D4 ( this E4 is where I flip into head voice or falsetto- I'm not sure of the difference right now of these two terms).

So with my current range I clearly can't sing any rock/pop covers of some my favourites artists without transposing them down at least three semitones for the most part. Even then I still seem at my limit, and lowering it even more (even with some clever chord voicing on guitar) makes the songs dreary and boring. I'm a bit stuck with this. Basically, I want to know whether I'm totally wasting my time trying to sing these songs in , or close, to the original keys, or whether my technique is awful and I'm not actually accessing a lot of my voice. The only recording I have online of me singing is a some snippet of a fleet foxes cover, see link below. I'd appreciate any comments/help. Even if that help is "stop singing!".

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5z9ii3z8i3nkkic/test.mp3

Thanks
#421
Quote by Tdvv
I'm either a baritone or a tenor... I don't really know
My lowest note I think is about B2/C3
And I think my highest note is about g4
But I don't have the best pitch...
I'm most comfortable around my higher range

And in show choir I am tenor (except one song I was baritone) but there were only 5 guys in my show choir last year,.. And there were only two tenors

But here's me singing *badly*

I really much rather be a tenor... I don't really know why


What I hear is a distinct lack of support. Part of that may be posture. Lack of support affects everything- phrasing, volume, pitch, range. Until you get a handle on support, it's hard to say what your true range actually is. If you have any desire to scream, good support is essential if you are not going to shred your vocal cords. Look through the vocal exercises thread. Talk to whoever runs your show choir. Most choir directors would be thrilled to have a student ask how they can improve, and support is something it's beneficial to work on with a live person. At this point, don't fixate on what you are. Focus on technique. When I was your age (God, how scary is it that I'm old enough to say that?!), I thought I was an alto. Nope. Turns out I'm a soprano who never lost the low notes. There's a fair amount of overlap in range between a baritone and a tenor anyway. Tessitura- where your voice is most comfortable and sounds the best- is a bigger factor in what voice type you ultimately end up than a couple of notes at the extremes of your range.
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#422
I guess I'm an alto with some higher notes (but nothing in the high, high soprano range). Low tessitura here, it sits somewhere around A-middle C on the low end and a mid-high range E.
#423
Just did a quick test, and I'm comfortable with G#1 to G3. So, Baritone? But I really don't like how "strange" I sound on the G3.
Last edited by Johnnysd at Oct 21, 2014,
#424
Saw this threat and read through a few pages & it got me curious what range I would fall in but since I make music by ear, I have no idea what I could be, any advise?

Here is a few tracks I did: http://soundcloud.com/kaige-evans/tracks
Last edited by kaigeevans at Oct 30, 2014,
#426
Sorry, but it's really difficult to figure what voice type you are from the recording alone. It depends on a lot of stuff. If you want a better way for me to tell, do a recording of you sliding up from your lowest note to your highest note without stopping (stop when it feels like you've hit your first wall). That will give me a rough idea of where your first passagio is. But even with this method it is not certain because the passagio moves once you train your voice. The reason is because the new location is actually where it is.
#427
Here's a couple clips, comfortable range is probably in the D3-G4 area but there's a pretty big extension on both ends.

Mid-range stuff:
http://picosong.com/53Zn/

Trying to sound a bit deeper and pushing my lower range down to A2:
http://picosong.com/4WX4/

Any general advice on what I should improve on would be great too.
Last edited by Cheeseman07 at Dec 28, 2014,
#429
hello !

I'm a 14 year old guitar player and singer (sort of). I started Singing about 1 or 2 years ago and I never took lessons (simply because most teachers in my area dont teach my style, or, they're bad and have no clue what they're talking about).

I love singing 80's rock and metal (Guns N roses, motley crue, poison), i don't know much about singing but i have the basics down, like good breathing, good support, how to bridge correctly, how to belt and how to sing on pitch.

So I'd like to know my voice type, because i'm very confused about it :

- My vocal range is F2 to G#5 (in full voice, means only chest and head, no falsetto), if strain i can go up to A5 or Bb5 but it lacks power, i worked a lot on my range and i'm still trying to get to that soprano C ! :p

- I usually start head voice at around G#4 and A4, which is (i think), my secondo passaggio, it's hard to tell for me because with practice I erased the chest-head break, (without even noticing), but I still find it unconfortable in the G#4 and A4 region.

- My "primo passaggio", the break that goes to mixed voice, I don't know where it is exactly, but I can still feel vibrations in my chest at C4, they usually disappear at around C#4 and D4, but it still sounds very chesty until G4.

- My falsetto range is pretty small, probably because it's under developed, it's around G4 to E5, or F5, and then it either gets so breathy that i hear almost nothing, or breaks into head voice.

- My low notes somewhat lack "power", it's like they sound weak and soft below A2.

- I don't know where my true tessitura actually is, I don't know how to find it. Because I feel confortable on all the notes below A4 or B4 and above G2, and even the higher notes, I have no true trouble with them until at least F#5 or G5.

So I'd like to know my voice type please, I'm very interested in knowing that and I think it'll help in knowing more about my capabilities. I think i'm either a high baritone or a low tenor, but i'm not quite sure which one !

Thanks !
#431
I have been struggling for a while to classify my vocal range.
i can sing (comfortably) in fry and chest mix to A1, full chest down to C#2 most days, and up to C5 most days.
falsetto doesn't count as far as i'm aware.
here is a youtube vid of me singing from C#2 to B4 in my chest/head voice.
please help, am i a bass or baritone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoDM4Zh9TgQ

i was a bit weaker on the c#2 than usual today.
#432
^ That's a big range, it depends where you are most comfortable singing. Your range is centered on a baritone's, and the timbre is lighter than a bass.

My maximum range is C2-G5, but I perform best from G2-D5. Am I a high baritone or dramatic tenor? Other?
C2-G4 chest voice
G#4-Bb4 vocal bridge/mixed voice
B4-G5 head voice
#433
My low is A1 i can vocal fry to F1 and my high is C6 but i can make a squeel that hits A7