voice register poll for men and women

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what is your vocal register in normal speech?
contrabass/basso profundo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
bass 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
bass-baritone 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
baritone dark 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
baritone light 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
tenor dark 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
tenor light 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
alto dark 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
alto light 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
soprano 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 23

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22 Aug 2020, 3:55 am

blazingstar wrote:
My voice is pitched very high. When I hear a recording of my own voice, I cringe.

seems i heard your voice [ i think] and it sounded like a lower soprano to me.



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22 Aug 2020, 3:57 am

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How would I know? I can't even tell how loud or quiet my voice is let alone anything more complicated like pitch. All I know is that I hear myself as a depressed but shouty robot, though other people keep telling me to speak up.

compare yourself to a radio/tv announcer, most female talent therein speaks in a lower alto or contralto similar to the female youtube example at the top of the thread. if you sound [to yourself and others] higher than that, you're a soprano.



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22 Aug 2020, 3:58 am

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If you can still modify the poll, you could use a Contralto/Countertenor option in there.

DRAT! why didn't i put that in there? :oops: :wall:



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22 Aug 2020, 4:16 am

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I'm a dramatic mezzo. Does it translate to "alto light" or "alto dark"?

i thought mezzo was the middle range between alto and soprano? in any case, dark.

In opera, there is soprano, mezzo and contralto - no alto in solo singing.
In choirs, alto parts are sung by mezzos and contraltos.
In choirs, especially smaller ones, I was often delegated to sing the part that needed the most powerful reinforcement.
I feel best in third sopranos (if existent) or first altos.


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22 Aug 2020, 4:48 am

auntblabby wrote:
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If you can still modify the poll, you could use a Contralto/Countertenor option in there.

DRAT! why didn't i put that in there? :oops: :wall:


Don't worry, dude, it's not very common anyway.


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22 Aug 2020, 5:01 am

magz wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
magz wrote:
I'm a dramatic mezzo. Does it translate to "alto light" or "alto dark"?

i thought mezzo was the middle range between alto and soprano? in any case, dark.

In opera, there is soprano, mezzo and contralto - no alto in solo singing.
In choirs, alto parts are sung by mezzos and contraltos.
In choirs, especially smaller ones, I was often delegated to sing the part that needed the most powerful reinforcement.
I feel best in third sopranos (if existent) or first altos.

that is very informative, thank you :) :study:



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22 Aug 2020, 5:25 am

BenderRodriguez wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
BenderRodriguez wrote:
If you can still modify the poll, you could use a Contralto/Countertenor option in there.

DRAT! why didn't i put that in there? :oops: :wall:


Don't worry, dude, it's not very common anyway.

anyways, another contralto example-

i'd bring examples of patsy cline talking [she was a contralto with a quasi-male tenor voice], or lauren bacall [even lower and darker].



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22 Aug 2020, 5:51 am

PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Tanita Tikaram and Marlene Dietrich are also good examples.

Meanwhile here's Nina Simone:



Yes, I love Contraltos :heart:


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22 Aug 2020, 5:54 am

also the late actress frances farmer. and also the lady who played nurse chappel on star trek.



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22 Aug 2020, 5:59 am

I don't know.


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22 Aug 2020, 6:00 am

Edna3362 wrote:

alto, on the dark side.



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22 Aug 2020, 6:01 am

I honestly have no idea...IDK my voice is whichever one sounds the worst on the phone.


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22 Aug 2020, 6:03 am

Sweetleaf wrote:
I honestly have no idea...IDK my voice is whichever one sounds the worst on the phone.


Funny, I have that same voice.


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22 Aug 2020, 6:05 am

the late B9 had a very pleasing bass-baritone, plummy and suitable for broadcast announcing work.



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24 Aug 2020, 1:49 am

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I’m somewhere between a tenor and a baritone.

When I meow, I’m soprano.

ever hear a cougar meow, sounds baritonish to me-


poor baby.

my mom looks like a puma, but that is close to a cougar.

however cannot say she resembles a cougar, as that has other associations with it now, when used for older ladies especially...


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24 Aug 2020, 1:59 am

So close, in fact, that theyre actually the same animal: puma concolor.


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