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I’m just curious about this because I don’t think I’ve heard any (unless I have and I just never noticed lol). Tenors and baritones for bgs and sopranos in ggs are the most common vocal ranges in kpop, I’m pretty sure. They don’t even have to be vocalists
Also, if you put some links with their voice it that would also be very appreciated!!
I know Yuqi has a deeper voice but I don’t know if she’s an alto or not
I have a friend learning to sing mezzo-soprano to contralto, so they are getting sheet music that is free. She mentioned liking arias by Mozart and that she likes operas from the romantic period to the modern( Stravinsky and Gershwin). all help is appreciated.
Hey, first time posting! My singing teacher wants me to sing something in the contralto range and my Starkid loving heart is wondering if there's any songs in that range?
Disclaimer: I do NOT hate contraltos nor do I think contraltos are an inferior voice type to mezzos or sopranos. They are just as capable as their higher counterparts.
The reason why I personally hope I am not one myself is purely because they're not that in demand. Especially in musical theatre. My dream roles and songs in musical theatre are all either typical feminine heroines and romantic leads with bright(ish) voices (ie Cosette, Christine, Cinderella, Glinda etc)or the more in depth, edgy mezzo belter (ie Veronica Sawyer, Eponine, Elphaba, etc). I think being a contralto would prevent most of those roles from happening.
I don't know what type of tone my voice has as it's pretty hard to determine by yourself- especially when your voice is untrained and underdeveloped, though I don't think my voice is a light as say a light lyric soprano, but I also don't think it's as dark, rich or warm enough to be a contralto. From what I've been reading up on to determine your fach, it hints toward me possibly being a contralto. I can sing high in chest voice like a contralto (up to G4 though I do have to raise my voice a bit), underdeveloped head voice, can reach into the third octave (though it doesn't sound as good as my 4th octave and I really don't like singing lower than a G3), etc. When I was younger, I used to consider myself an alto as I struggled with higher notes above my chest voice unless I sung in falsetto, but when I discovered head voice, which allowed me to sing those higher notes with more power (but not enough to belt), I saw myself as a mezzo soprano, and that's still what I see myself as (albeit a severely underdeveloped one), but idk. I could be a contralto or even a soprano (though the latter I doubt atm).
I know I can't truly be accurate with these things as I lack the proper training and all these things I've found out about my voice could simply be because of my lack of training, but you know, people always wonder.
I believe my range is D3 to C5, I don't have much range, I'm a bit flat and vocal cords are weak. Thank you for your time.
I’m asking,because there aren’t many songs that have technical passages that include large woodwind instruments like the bass clarinet or bari sax due to large woodwind instruments being mainly used as a comedic device in TMBG songs
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hello! I like to sing classical music, and it's kind of hard to find things that suit my vocal range. my full range is C3-G5, but I'm most comfortable with E3-C5. I've only recently been expanding my range on the higher end, and still have a lot of difficulty getting a good sustained sound on those high notes. (eg. I'm currently learning Erbarme Dich and having a hell of a hard time with all those E5s)
often alto music goes too high for me and tenor music too low. I want to be able to use the full extent of my range and not be forced into just the high end or just the low end! I know I can just transpose, but I'd like to be able to sing music in its intended key.
I particularly enjoy high-energy, fast-moving, dramatic songs, but I'd love any recommendations!
(edit: dammit, I wrote the wrong numbers of the notes! just fixed that)
I'm having a really hard time finding my voice type/voice range... I'm a female with a really low voice so I assumed Alto, but some of the songs Google showed me are still a little on the high side. Plus, I feel like women with super high voices sing low songs on a higher octave so it's just mad confusing. So I'm assuming I should go even lower which would be Contralto
Anyway, all this to say (hehe...like in that song) do any of you have any suggestions on songs for females with low voices? Please let me know! Also any female performers with low voices that I should look into, or roles I should study. Anything helps!
Thanks for the help everyone and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there!
What are your ideal and typical repertoire choices for the Contralto voice? If you could, leave some stuff in the comments below. This could be arias or song repertoire. Just wanted to ask the hive mind!
If you are also a contralto what are some good audition songs i always have a hard time finding them
RED VELVET's harmonization is top-tier.
RED VELVET's harmonization (contralto and tenor) in 'red flavor' was so beautiful not to forget 'PSYCHO' too. Their voices blend so beautifully with the soprano, contralto and tenor. 'Umpah Umpah'- is also superior in terms of harmonization. 'Zimzalabim' - too in the verse had beautiful harmonization. 'power up' - too. in fact in 'power up' the contralto was kind of loud.
I keep hearing about how rare "true contraltos" are, and that most of them turned out to be mezzo-sopranos that simply had never learned to use their "head voice" properly before.
First, I am wondering:
"How is it even physiologically possible?", and how common is it for women to suddenly develop a "head voice" they never knew they had before?
i.e. How are they able to sing higher than they can talk, without going into their "falsetto" or "whistle registers"?
First, if I understand correctly, your natural singing voice is more or less supposed to match your full speaking range, correct?
i.e. If you move lower than your spoken register, you're getting into vocal fry territory, and higher, into "falsetto" (and then "whistle").
But the "modal voice" (i.e. what people call "chest", "mixed" and "head" registers) would normally be where your singing register lies, too.
So, how could a woman with a C3 vocal pitch in her spoken chest voice suddenly develop a "head voice" well past C5?
I saw someone argue that women make the mistake of thinking they are contraltos, because they naturally speak lower than their singing voice and thus feel more comfortable singing in the same area they instinctively speak in.
Except, as far as I know, I've always done the exact opposite
The "everyday voice" I use is very much as high as I can comfortably go while speaking.
If I put my hand on my chest while I talk, normally, I don't feel anything vibrate (or ever so slightly if I put more inflection in my voice and talk in a more dramatic way).
The sound I produce while talking typically resonates in the back of the throat (without going down the neck), the face, and the nasal cavities. And it seems to originate somewhere in the soft palate.
It is the lightest, highest I can comfortably go (around C4 and slightly higher) while talking. The lowest I can naturally hold a full conversation, however, is around C3.
But I rarely ever do so, because I don't see the point of "using my big voice" in speech.
I have a friend that speaks about as high (or as low, depending on how C4 feels for you) as I do...
But the difference between she and I, is that she's more comfortable climbing the notes from there when breaking into song (her most comfortable song to sing in the original key is "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor), and I'm more comfortable going down (mine is "Locking Up The Sun" by Poets of the Fall).
I can, however, sing "I Will Survive" in the same key... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi! Do you know any songs that are not overplayed and are appropriate.
I love musicals, like really love them but my voice is just not suited for them at all. I actually cried when my voice teacher said I was a true alto because it means I will never be able to play any of my dream roles. I have a not so great tone either, which is just another slap in the face, but I want to get better. How can Improve my very limited range, without straining or hurting my voice, to get me to be able to match a soprano? I feel stuck because I get callbacks for great female roles because I'm a good actress, but my singing really holds me back, what should I do.
Why do contraltos seem to get mistyped so often as mezzos or even sopranos when they are supposed to have a very distinctive contralto sound?
I'm looking for songs in the female tenor/contralto profundo range. Something similar to Cesária Évora's Sodade or Mahalia Jackson's Summertime/Motherless Child but having both a light quality to the voice AND a low tenor-ish range. Maybe a lyric or coloratura contralto with a low tessitura down around G2-A4? Popular songs, musicals, hymns, classical, opera--anything is good!
A voice instructor told me my range, as an untrained mature adult woman, is centered around F2-F3 and naturally around E2-A4 with my extremes around C2-C5. I'd like to start listening to singers whose tone I could get close to to help develop my ear. Most contraltos I'm finding are either possessing a tone like mine and singing a much higher range (altos, it seems to me, as I have to stay in my head voice for most of their music) or those singing down in that range but in a deep, smoky, soulful, or even androgynous voice (more like a bass). I want the tenor version with a lighter texture at the lower notes. :)
Patti Page - The Tennessee Waltz: Strong and solid. Head? Falsetto? Goes well, but not my natural range for sure.
Rosemary Clooney - Swinging on a Star: Seems to be sung right at my natural break between head and chest, making it difficult to choose one side or the other, even though the highs and lows are within my range and I think my vocal texture. So I am looking for lower than that without getting deeper.
Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason to Stay Here: I hit all the notes very easily, but most of it is in my mixed voice and sounds feminine while the few lower notes drop down into my chest voice and sound full like her.
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car: I hit all the notes very easily, but her voice is duskier and more masculine while mine wants to go lighter and soar a bit more, making this feel too low for me even though the notes themselves are not.
What else can I check out?
I was trying to look up Shania Twain's voice type and everything I found said she was a contralto. Nothing that I watched on voice types featured her in contraltos though (which I suppose it would since she's quite famous and except for Cher, Nina Simone and Annie Lennox all contraltos in mainstream music are not very well-known so I figured she would be featured if she was one). To me she sounds more like a dramatic mezzo at most. Same for Amy Winehouse.
I've had this question for a while but I was too embarrassed to ask it. I hear all the time that if a male had a soprano voice, he'd be contralto and same thing for women with base voices. So given this logic, would voice classification for a Trans person change?
I'm in my early 20s, untrained, but for now I'm trying to get a feel for where my voice belongs. I know mezzos and even sopranos can reach as low as a C3, so I know range is not a good determinant of voice type. I am reading that is it mostly the timbre of the voice and where the passagios are. I included a scale of me singing on "Ah" (albeit, not in full voice ... I live in an apartment). Is there any hint of where my voice will fit? I can barely sing over an F5 and even that is very high for me. In high school, I could sing into the 6th octave (can't stay around there though for long, and no agility, just a booming sound), but that was with the help of Brett Manning's singing video (lots of lip thrills!), and now I'm out of practice and don't have good 5th octave notes naturally.
https://vocaroo.com/i/s0n9W6ArnvSm (G4 to C3)
https://vocaroo.com/i/s1ilLf1XoXyS (G3 to C3)
https://vocaroo.com/i/s1hvix6lZB4y (C5 to C4)
I’m a cisgender woman but maybe non binary and I’d like to be able to sing lower than I currently can; right now I’m a contralto but I’d like to sing tenor and have my voice just a few notes lower than it is. To have a more androgynous feel. But I don’t want the facial hair/ Male pattern baldness/ etc that comes with T injections? Is voice training possible? Would androgel be a better bet? Or surgery? I need advice!
Just started singing. I am female. I have a pretty developed chest voice but cannot find my head voice at all. My range is from C3 to A4. I sing comfortably in my chest voice. The A4 sounds clear, not strained and resonant but when I try a higher pitch my voice cracks. I cannot produce any sound at all when I try to hit B4 or higher. Why? Is it because I have no head voice?
Am I a contralto singer? I can sing pretty low notes (up to A2 but with less quality). That is lower than contralto. Could I have a male register? But on the other hand, I don't sound male A3-A4. It's sounds very clear, soft and feminine compared to male voices. Any ideas?
I am trying to develop my head voice but it seems impossible. Internet says head voice comes naturally for women. Is that true? Do all people have a head voice or is it impossible for some people? Could my high end notes be my head voice?