Finding your voice type is the very first thing a beginner wanting to sing has to do. It may sound like a scary and lengthy process, but it is not. It is, in fact, it is quite an easy process.
No matter if you’re a professional musician, a committed opera-goer, or someone who never listened to anything but Britney Spears, you probably heard the terms bass, tenor, alto, and soprano. They determine the voice types.
As a beginner, knowing your vocal range is vital. It gives you essential information on your musical opportunities, limits, the notes you can produce, and the notes you have to avoid to maintain vocal health.
The vocal range is determined by the shape and structure of vocal folds. Once you determine your range, you can sing the notes inside of it. However, vocal training is also for strengthening the notes at the edges of your range. It is not only improving the quality of notes on the edge but also widens the range.
Always remember that before every practice or goal comes your vocal health. Warm-ups are an essential part of maintaining it. Warm-up before singing; take your time to spend as much time on it as required. Especially concentrate on warm-ups before taking notes on the edges of your vocal range. They will prevent you from damaging your voice.
Find Your Lowest and Highest Notes
To find your vocal range, it is vital to find the highest and lowest notes you can take. You can do it via the piano or online piano. Find middle C, also known as C4, and sing along as you play the note until you reach your lowest note. That last note is the one you can sing and sustain comfortably. Never sing lower than that to avoid straining your voice.
To find your highest note, do the same upwards. Start from middle C and go up until you find the highest note possible for you to produce. That will be the top of your vocal range.
Compare Low and High
Finally, the last step you need to take is comparing the results you’ve got while defining your high and low edges. The range will determine your voice type. You can check it below:
Soprano: C4 – C6
Mezzo Soprano: A3 – A5
Alto: F3 – F5
Tenor: C3 – C5
Baritone: G2 – G4
Bass: E2 – E5
Congratulations! You now know your voice range. To find more articles, tips, and tricks about music and music promotion, stay tuned to MusicPromoToday.