Archive for December, 2010

My range

The reason I began classical training for my voice was that I wanted to hear how my voice would sound like, after developing professional technique. Since this takes years to accomplish, and I am studying for a about 3 months, I haven`t developed a vocal freedom yet.
My other interest was my vocal range.

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I am a soprano, my register changes in the same spots, as a typical soprano. The typical soprano range is C4 to C6. I have a register change at G3 which is the lowest note I can hit in a chest-head mixture, and I continue to sing in chest voice until E3, which is my very gravely sound you will be hearing.
After that I will begin singing from around C6 to C7.
I`m not actually singing operatic, but I don`t have the breathy quality of a pop singer either.

Although you only hear my extreme register tones, my most powerful clearest and most comfortable range is around E5 reaching flageolet.

Based on where you feel most comfortable you could establish your Fach. You could be a lyric soprano that can reach high coloratura notes (although they will lack power and clearness). Usually lyric sopranos go up to C6, but are comfortable usually lower then E5.
If you have a warmer and lighter voice like I have you can be a coloratura sfogato. Sfogatos usually go with great ease above F6. As you can hear until I hit C7 (the highest note) I don`t break and the notes are clear.
If you can go even higher and sing in the range of C7-C8 you can be a picolo soprano. I never tried that, since I didn`t receive any coloratura training yet and singing extreme flageolet can be damaging if not done right.