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What's your vocal range?
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From the video posted at the beginning of this thread, my lowest is a B2 and my highest is a C5. I'll figure out what all these letters and numbers mean later....

Wow, cool! A fellow female-with-a-ridiculously-low-range! 

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Lowest- A3

Highest- C5

Still claiming my soprano identity. 

 

I've always said, I'm good enough at singing to sing a solo and not embarrass myself but I'm not good enough to be Elphaba in Wicked for example because I don't have a very powerful voice.

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From the video posted at the beginning of this thread, my lowest is a B2 and my highest is a C5. I'll figure out what all these letters and numbers mean later....

Wow, cool! A fellow female-with-a-ridiculously-low-range! 

I also kind of have a low range for speaking in general. I tend to be the type of person that tries to make their voice sound more different when talking sometimes. For example, I had to do a bit of a high-pitched voice for the Shrek audition.

Does your speaking range contribute to how high or low your vocal range is?

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@natureaker same here a-hard-days-night-george-9 

One's speaking voice range rends to be directly related to one's singing range--as I see it, full voice singing is basically an extension of speaking, anyway. So I wouldn't say it contributes, but I'd definitely say 'tis related.  

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D5 Highest

F3 lowest

I've always been an Alto (last 14 years at least). My voice hasn't changed that much even though I don't practice singing anymore besides singing in the car. 😉

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Silly Girl said
One's speaking voice range rends to be directly related to one's singing range--as I see it, full voice singing is basically an extension of speaking, anyway. So I wouldn't say it contributes, but I'd definitely say 'tis related.  

We all have different ways we can talk depending on the situation and person, but I've found that this is definitely true--especially so if you know how to talk correctly. An English accent is probably the closest you can come to understanding how there can be a direct correlation between talking and singing.

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One's speaking voice range rends to be directly related to one's singing range--as I see it, full voice singing is basically an extension of speaking, anyway. So I wouldn't say it contributes, but I'd definitely say 'tis related.  

We all have different ways we can talk depending on the situation and person, but I've found that this is definitely true--especially so if you know how to talk correctly. An English accent is probably the closest you can come to understanding how there can be a direct correlation between talking and singing.

That is certainly true. I always climb a couple octaves when talking to folk I don't know. 

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Silly Girl said

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Silly Girl said
One's speaking voice range rends to be directly related to one's singing range--as I see it, full voice singing is basically an extension of speaking, anyway. So I wouldn't say it contributes, but I'd definitely say 'tis related.  

We all have different ways we can talk depending on the situation and person, but I've found that this is definitely true--especially so if you know how to talk correctly. An English accent is probably the closest you can come to understanding how there can be a direct correlation between talking and singing.

That is certainly true. I always climb a couple octaves when talking to folk I don't know. 

When I talk to a new person, I get shy, so I wouldn't be able to tell. But, around some certain people, I climb up an octave or so. When I'm really cheery and in a happy unicorn mood, I speak like those popular girls on TV when they're all like "Hi, I'm *insert name here*" in the high pitched voice. I swear, I have the weirdest voice a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Quick question since I barely know a speck about vocal ranges: what vocal range is it called when you're in between B2 - C5? The good ol' internet is telling me it's a combo of all the female speaking ranges, but I'm not too sure. I've taken this a couple times, but one time I apparently had a bass or baritone range (it was probably D2 - A4 or A2 - A4) a few times.

Thanks for the help 🙂

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@natureaker said
Quick question since I barely know a speck about vocal ranges: what vocal range is it called when you're in between B2 - C5? The good ol' internet is telling me it's a combo of all the female speaking ranges, but I'm not too sure. I've taken this a couple times, but one time I apparently had a bass or baritone range (it was probably D2 - A4 or A2 - A4) a few times.

Thanks for the help 🙂

Actually, it's very funny that you asked, because I was trawling the 'nets earlier in search of my own vocal classification, and while I learned a lot, I didn't get much insight into what mine would be. @KaleidoscopeMusic says I would be a mezzo soprano, but according to the almighty Wikipedia, that range is A3-A5, whereas mine goes six notes lower. So I'm thinking contralto is the closest thing to what I have. But in actual point of fact, I have a tenor range. 

Anyway, I digress... so sorry natureaker, I must seem very I Me Mine this evening... 

What I think I'm trying to say is wow, you really do have a low range, and I don't believe either of us fit into the typical standards of vocal range classifications. So while technically, yes, your range would be considered in the baritone area, and mine would be in the tenor area, we're obviously not baritones or tenors because, y'know, those are strictly male voices. 

I hope that sorta barely maybe possibly helps. We should start a club called 'Females with Baritone/Tenor Ranges'. 

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I know this is an old thread, but I will look into this over the weekend possibly, because I'm curious. I'm assuming I would be in the mezzo-soprano range or thereabouts, maybe a bit into alto or contralto. I don't sing professionally though, so I'm totally inexperienced in all this stuff.... Too high and I just start to squeak >.< It can be hard to sing along with some of Ringo's songs because he goes a bit low for me, because I'm female, lol. Maybe I'll try a bit with Beatles Rock Band as well, even if it only gets me a rough estimate =)

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My voice can be very high pitched so i'd say maybe soprano, i haven't tested it out and since it's 1AM, i'm not going to right now.

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No male after puberty can be a soprano. You might be an alto (possibly a mezzo-soprano).

Currently, I fit into the alto range.

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I know somebody with a 5 octave range, and he can sing pretty clearly near to each end. Me? I'm stuck with roughly an octave and a half, but it varies. 

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I'm a tenor/ bass though. 

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QuarryMan said
I know somebody with a 5 octave range, and he can sing pretty clearly near to each end. Me? I'm stuck with roughly an octave and a half, but it varies.   

Some people just get all the luck, man. a-hard-days-night-paul-7 I have about two and not quite a half octaves, which is about average but I ain't complaining. It's not what ya got, it's what ya do with what ya got... I always say.

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For my lowest note, without any warmup, it seems I can just barely hit where George sings 'you are the ONE', "from Life Itself". I'd like to know where on the scale this is...

As for high point where falsetto kicks in, I'll get back to you all on that =)

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Silly Girl said

Some people just get all the luck, man. a-hard-days-night-paul-7 I have about two and not quite a half octaves, which is about average but I ain't complaining. It's not what ya got, it's what ya do with what ya got... I always say.  

Indeed, Ringo may have been a bit more limited but he sure as heck made it work and the musical backing made up for it a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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For my lowest note, without any warmup, it seems I can just barely hit where George sings 'you are the ONE', "from Life Itself". I'd like to know where on the scale this is...

I think that's a C3 although I'm not 100% sure.

My vocal range goes approximately from E3 to E5 which means I'm an alto, I guess.

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I like to boast my vocal range. I can go from a Db2 to a Bb4 in full voice, and much higher in falsetto. In choir and chorus I was the anchor of the bass two section, but in my band I sing songs like Whole Lotta Love.

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