How can I tell my singing voice.
Hey guys and gals, I have a wierd question. How can I tell my singing voice without going to a voice coach or something like that? I love singing but am having a devil of a time figuring out what voice type I have. Depending on the song I can get my voice higher or lower, its rather confusing. I know that they say you can’t really determine your voice type until you are 20ish but I am curoius at the moment. Can any of you give me a hand here?
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I honestly do not know. Here is a possibility… maybe if you find someone with a piano, you can compare your voice to different piano notes to determine your range.
When u sing, are you comfy singing those songs with a high range? If your voice can carry those songs with higher range without a pain on ur throat then soprano. if you are a girl and you are far more comfortable with those songs done by male singers, consider alto. i sing, im into theater. :o)
It depends where you’re most comfortable singing. Play a low C, middle C, and high C on a piano, vocalizing with each note. Whichever is most comfortable is your singing voice. And if they’re all comfortable, then you’re a versatile singer. It’s okay to be able to sing in two/three different octaves. You just have to decide whether you’re tenor, alto, or soprano for each song.
Join a choir - they’ll soon sort out your range!
It may be that you have a voice with a large range. This is perfectly normal and means that you can sing a high soprano part or a low alto part (assuming you’re a girl!) with equal ease. I have a voice like this.
Most people can increase their range by practising singing higher or lower notes regularly. There is no reason to be restricted to singing within a particular vocal range unless you’re singing opera or in a choral ensemble whne it’s probably a good idea to specialise and hone the best end of your range.
The most important things to think about with your voice are:
1) Breathing! Breathe from your lower abdomen, push your tummy out when you breathe in to make sure you’re breathing from the right place. Also expand your chest as you breathe in so that you can feel your rib cage move out. You need lots and lots of breath and good breath control to sing properly. You should never run out of breath in the middle of a phrase or breathe in a place in a song where you wouldn’t take a breath if you were speaking the words out loud like a poem.
2) The tone you produce with your voice. You need to keep your throat relaxed and your mouth open to allow the sound to resonate. The sound should never feel or sound screechy or compressed or unpleasant. It should always be round and resonant and feel and sound effortless.
I’d suggest recording yourself singing, on a tape recorder, mini disk or even on your phone or PC. Just so you can hear yourself back. That ususally gives a very good idea of whether you’re making a nice noise or not… If you’re not, just try to make a nicer one next time.
It’s all about the music!
If you are interested in recording yourself on your PC, I highly recommend this program:
It is free and it allows you to export anything you record as an MP3.
go to a voice coach or even a music teacher and they can help you figure out, they will play a low C, go up the scales to a middle c and so on and so forth…they will be able to tell where you are most comfortable…if you can sing high without sounding nasally or throaty, you are probably a soprano..if you are more comfortable in middle range and can really sing out there, you are probably a soprano II or second soprano…if you can sing mainly low notes well, you are an alto…i would also suggest practicing your scales along with vocal excersises every day to increase your range, i should know ive been singing proffesionally since i was 4
Does all this still apply if I’m a guy? I sorta forgot to mention that.
well… soprano is probably a little out of your reach. You can switch it out for bass though. =D
Ailsa’s advice is very good. It applies to all singers.
if u are still in high school join music class . the music teacher will figure out what range your voice is .if u know a pro singer ask them to help u. and voice lessons couldnt hurt it would only improve what u already know. hope this helps all my best and god bless.`
well im a boy and i sing alto and soprano, but i can also sing tenor if i wanted to but mostly i choose alto and soprano
hey well im in theater and choir and voice lessons so i think i can help (:
im the same way like songs by alicia keys easy- nice and high and all but if another person (leona lewis) sings similar to her range than i can’t do it sometimes. Yet I can go low. Anyways I’m a soprano. Here’s how we figured it out-
pick a song that has a clear harmony to it (i sang one of my theater songs….so…… that probably doesn’t help) and try singing once the melody and the second time the harmony. Which ever one is more comfy is your area. Usually the melody is an alto (usually) and the harmony soprano. But if you can’t find one of these songs try recording your voice singing accapella to like- alicia keys or someone else with a high pitch. then play it with music and if it matches- soprano it it doesnt, alto. Good luck!
p.s.: there’s always the chance you’re inbetween… the name slips my mind at the moment
I wanna get singing and dancing lessons.I’m just 7 turning eight on 10th of August,I’m just a little girl that wants her dreams come true so pleeeeeaaaaaaaaase help me please.
i have a question. im 19 years old. i’ve been told im a tenor. they say i can sing but i sing with my nose and instead of my stomach.please hellppp!!!!!!!!!!!
why dont you go see a vocal coach. are ask your music teacher at school, are find a music teacher and ask them. if you dont go to school.try singing differnt notes and songs and see what works for you,i am sure you have a good voice. but ask someone who knows stuff about music.
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