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Encyclopedia > Vocal
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 (389 words)
In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to make 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 backup singer who sings backup vocal(s) to a song or harmonies to the lead singer.
An exception is in five-part gospel a cappella music, where the lead is the highest of the five voices and sings a descant, never the melody which may be in any of the other four parts.
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