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Voice Type (ranges)
Female voices
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Alto or Contralto

Male voices Singer can refer to: A singer as one who sings. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... This article is about the voice-type. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ...

Countertenor (Alto or Mezzo)
Tenor
Baritone
Bass-baritone
Bass

edit this - view history A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto, mezzo or soprano range, often through use of falsetto, or sometimes natural head voice. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... Mezzo may refer to one of the following: The Mezzo TV cable channel in Spain. ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... A bass (or basso in Italian) is a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range of the human voice. ...

A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. Often the singer is accompanied by musicians and instruments. While many people sing for pleasure, vocal skill is usually a combination of innate talent and professional training. [1] “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


A lead singer performs the primary vocals of a song, as opposed to a backing singer who sings backup vocals or harmonies. An exception is five-part gospel a cappella music, where the lead is the highest of the five voices and sings a descant, and not the melody. For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ... Descant or discant can refer to different things in music; A form of medieval music where one person sang a fixed melody, and others accompanied with improvisations. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Professional singers usually undergo voice training, provided by a voice teacher or coach.

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Human voice

Ercole de' Roberti: Concert, c. 1490
Ercole de' Roberti: Concert, c. 1490

In European classical music and opera, voices are treated like musical instruments. Composers who write vocal music must have an understanding of the skills and vocal properties of singers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2587, 341 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Singer ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2587, 341 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Singer ... Concerto (c. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Composers are people who write music. ...


Singers usually build their careers around certain musical styles. Voice classification systems have evolved to classify singers by tessitura, vocal weight and timbre. Choral singers are classified by vocal range (see also musical range). Other categories are soubrette, heldentenor, coloratura, and basso buffo. Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... In music, the range of a musical instrument is the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch it can play. ... Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ...


There are also categories for men capable of singing in the female range. This type of voice is rare, but is still used in opera. In Baroque music, many roles were written for castrati, male singers who were castrated as boys to prevent their voices from changing. A male with this kind of singing voice may be a countertenor (suitable for Castrato Alto roles) or a sopranist (suitable for Castrato Soprano roles). For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... A castrato is a male soprano, mezzo-soprano, or alto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity. ... A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto, mezzo or soprano range, often through use of falsetto, or sometimes natural head voice. ... A sopranist is a male singer who sings in the soprano vocal range. ...


Singer are also classified by the style of music they sing, such as soul singers or carnatic vocalists. A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ...


Lead and backing vocalists

In many modern musical groups, there is one singer that is singing the main parts (the lead vocalist) and one or more to perform backing vocals. Backing vocals is to sing certain parts of the song, but less than 50%, or to simply sing along in the refrain or be humming in the background.Backing vocalists also sing along in the chorus,and make sounds to add effect. A musical ensemble is, by definition, a group of three or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... The Lead Vocalist is the person in a group who sings the lead vocals of a song. ... Hum is a verb which refers to either: A sound with a particular timbre, usually a monotone or with slightly varying tones, often produced by machinery in operation or by insects in flight, or An action whereby a human vocally produces such a sound, but usually with musically varying tonality. ...


References

  1. ^ Page 26, Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides - Voice, Edited by Sir Keith Falkner, ISBN 0-356-09099-X

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (April 22, 1916 – March 12, 1999) was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. ...

See also

Look up vocal, singer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

and the winner Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Hum is a verb which refers to either: A sound with a particular timbre, usually a monotone or with slightly varying tones, often produced by machinery in operation or by insects in flight, or An action whereby a human vocally produces such a sound, but usually with musically varying tonality. ... Rap redirects here. ... Death growl, also known as growled vocals, harsh vocals, death vocals, death grunts, ultimate, and also derogatorily or humorously — Cookie Monster vocals[1] is a vocalization style usually employed by vocalists of the Death Metal music genre, but also used in a variety of other heavy metal subgenres. ... Beatboxing is the vocal percussion of hip hop culture and music. ... This is a list of female rock singers, including punk rock. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Screaming is a form of vocalization common in certain genres of heavy metal, hardcore punk, post-hardcore and emo. ...


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A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music.
A lead singer (in barbershop music simply called a lead) is one who sings the primary vocals of a song, as opposed to a backing singer who sings backup vocal(s) to a song or harmonies to the lead singer.
Singers may also be classified according to the style of music they sing, such as soul singers or carnatic vocalists.
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