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Voice Classification And Vocal Ensembles

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Voice Classification And Vocal Ensembles

  1. 1. Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda
  2. 2. <ul><li>Two main groups of human voices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Female voices (including children) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Male Voices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voices are classified by their timbre and range </li></ul><ul><li>Timbre is the quality or “color” of the voice </li></ul><ul><li>Range is all of the notes that a person can sing </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Soprano is the highest voice </li></ul><ul><li>Mezzo soprano ( alto ) is the middle voice </li></ul><ul><li>Contralto is the lowest voice </li></ul><ul><li>Treble is the word for a child’s voice </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Tenor is the highest voice </li></ul><ul><li>Baritone is the middle voice </li></ul><ul><li>Bass is the lowest voice </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Vocal ensembles can be classified by number of voices, types of voices, and style of music. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensembles by style : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concert choir (traditional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jazz choir </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show choir (sing and dance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church choir </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensembles by types of voices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s choir , men’s choir , women’s choir </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed choir </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensembles by number : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solo , duet , trio , quartet , octet , etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber choir : small group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choir or chorus : large group </li></ul></ul>

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