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Encyclopedia > Singers
For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation).

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i.e. uses the voice as an instrument to make music. A lead singer is one who sings the primary vocals of a song, as opposed to a backup singer who sings backup vocals to a song or harmonies to the lead singer.

In classical music and in opera, voices are treated just like musical instruments, thus special careers were developed out of each principal pitch.

Voices are commonly classified by gender and vocal range as follows:

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Singer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (434 words)
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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