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  • 1. Voice Classifications
  • 2. Voice classification refers to the characteristics of acertain person’s voice
  • 3. So how many classifications are there?
  • 4. More than you may think!
  • 5. For a basic choir, there are four main voiceclassifications.
  • 6. Soprano
  • 7. Alto
  • 8. Tenor
  • 9. Bass
  • 10. What about solo performers?
  • 11. They have a few more classifications oftheir own!
  • 12. Soprano is the highest vocal classification.
  • 13. Some further classifications for soprano includecoloratura (very high range and vocal agility), lyric(bright and full sound), and dramatic (darker fullsound)
  • 14. Mezzo-soprano is the middle classification of thefemale voice.
  • 15. Some further classifications for mezzo-soprano includecoloratura, lyric, and dramatic.
  • 16. Contralto is the lowest classification of the female voiceand the most rare.
  • 17. Some further classifications for contralto includecoloratura, lyric, and dramatic.
  • 18. Countertenor is the highest male classification.
  • 19. Some further classifications for countertenorinclude Sopranist (a Soprano-range), castrato, andHaute-contre.
  • 20. Tenor is the next highest male voice classification.
  • 21. Some further classifications for tenor includeLeggiero (high and light quality), lyric, anddramatic.
  • 22. Baritone is the middle male voice classification and themost common.
  • 23. Some further classifications for Baritone include BelCanto (coloratura), lyric, and dramatic.
  • 24. Bass is the lowest male voice classification.
  • 25. Some further classifications for Bass include BassoCantante (high and light), dramatic, and BassoProfondo (lowest bass voice).
  • 26. So which is for you?
  • 27. It depends on more than just range!
  • 28. Range, tessitura (where the voice ismost comfortable), and timbre (thevoice’s “color”) all help determinevoice type.
  • 29. A typical voice does not mature until asinger is in their 20s…
  • 30. …So don’t be surprised if yourclassification changes!