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Types of Sopranos

Baritone
Baritone

Baritone range: The baritone voice is the middle-range voice type for males; it lies between the bass and tenor ranges, overlapping both of them. The typical baritone range is from A2 (the second A below middle C) to A4 (the A above middle C). A baritone's range might extend down to F2 or up to C5.

Bass
Bass

Bass range: The bass is the lowest singing voice. The bass voice has the lowest tessitura of all the voices. The typical bass range lies between E2 (the second E below middle C) to E4 (the E above middle C). In the lower and upper extremes of the bass voice, some basses can sing from C2 (two octaves below middle C) to G4 (the G above middle C).

Contralto or Alto
Contralto or Alto

Soprano is the voice type for female singers who are more comfortable at singing higher notes and pitches, while alto is the voice type of singers who have stronger middle voices and lower notes. Soprano has a brighter sound quality compared to the darker alto sound.

Countertenor
Countertenor

A countertenor (also contra tenor) is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of the female contralto or mezzo-soprano voice types, generally extending from around G 3 to D 5 or E 5, although a sopranist (a specific kind of countertenor) may match the soprano's range of around C 4 to C 6.

Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano

A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (English: / ˈ m ɛ t s oʊ /, / ˈ m ɛ z oʊ /; Italian: [ˈmɛddzo soˈpraːno] meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types.

Soprano
Soprano

The soprano has the highest vocal range of all voice types, with the highest tessitura. A soprano and a mezzo-soprano have a similar range, but their tessituras will lie in different parts of that range. The low extreme for sopranos is roughly A 3 or B ♭ 3 (just below middle C).

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Tenor
Tenor

Soprano subtypes: As with all voice types, sopranos are often divided into different subcategories based on range, vocal color or timbre, the weight of voice, and dexterity of the voice. Sopranos are often broken down into five subcategories: coloratura soprano, soubrette, lyric soprano, spinto soprano, and dramatic soprano.

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Voice Type: Baritone, Range: G2 – G4
Voice Type: Baritone, Range: G2 – G4

Baritone Voice Type: Baritone, Range: G2 – G4. Baritone is the most common male voice type. Though common, baritone is not at all ordinary. On the contrary, the weight and power of his voice, give the baritone a very masculine feel, something that in the opera has been used in roles of generals and, most notably, noblemen.

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Voice Type: Bass, Range: D2 – E4
Voice Type: Bass, Range: D2 – E4

And compared to a woman’s vocal range, a woman can has 2 octave and additional major 3rd on the very bottom of the vocal range chart. What is Vocal Range? The role of vocal range in classifying different singing voices to voice types is considered so important.

Voice Type: Contralto, Range: E3 – F5
Voice Type: Contralto, Range: E3 – F5

Contralto Voice Type: Contralto, Range: E3 – F5. Contralto is the lowest female voice type. In a choir, contralto’s are commonly know as altos and sing the supporting melody to the sopranos. This doesn’t mean that contraltos are not as important.

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Voice Type: Countertenor, Range: G3 – C6
Voice Type: Countertenor, Range: G3 – C6

Not ALL voice types are listed because these are the most common ones.My best at C2#-F4. total chest range is C2 to C5. which is about basso profundo range (C2-C4). another uncommon voice type is the countertenor which is around C4-C6.

Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano, Range: G3 – A5
Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano, Range: G3 – A5

Mezzo-Soprano Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano, Range: G3 – A5. Mezzo-Soprano is the second highest female voice type.In a choir, a mezzo-soprano will usually sing along the sopranos and not the altos and will be given the title of Soprano II.

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Voice Type: Soprano, Range: B3 – G6
Voice Type: Soprano, Range: B3 – G6

Soprano Voice Type: Soprano, Range: B3 – G6. Soprano is the highest female voice type. There are many types of sopranos like the coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, the soubrette etc. which differ in vocal agility, vocal weight, timbre, and voice quality; I will talk about them in an upcoming article.

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Voice Type: Tenor, Range: C3 – B4
Voice Type: Tenor, Range: C3 – B4

Tenor Voice Type: Tenor, Range: C3 – B4. Tenor is the highest male voice type you will find in a typical choir. Though it is the voice type with the smallest range, it barely covers 2 octaves from C3 to B4, tenors are the most sought after choir singers for two major reasons.

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