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How to find your range

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How to find your range

WHAT IS RANGE:
Range is how high and low you can sing. Your range is from the lowest note you can sing consistently to the highest note. The word consistently is important. Often singers can hit low notes in the morning, that by the evening they no longer can sing. When giving someone, a client or another musician, your range, I would play it safe and only include notes you can ALWAYS hit/sing.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR RANGE:
Normally range is given like this: A4-C6 or C3-G4. The first letter indicates the note and the second indicates the octave of that note. So C4 is middle C.

HOW TO FIND YOUR RANGE:
You can use a free piano app like “Virtuoso” to give you the exact note and octave if you are not sure of what octave you are in. I would start with middle C. Everyone has middle C in their range. First sing the note C4 (middle C) and then move down the piano singing each not until you aren’t able to sing lower. The lowest note you can sing is the first part of your range (C3 A4, D4, etc..). Then start from C4 (middle C) again and sing up or higher to the highest note you can sing. That will be the 2nd not in the range.

FINALIZE YOUR RANGE:
Once you have a low (A4) and high (C6) note, sing those notes three times during the day. Morning, afternoon, and night. If you can sing those notes anytime of the day, they are definitely in your range.

AVERAGE RANGE:
Voices are usually split into four general categories (low to high): Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano. There are also variations in each part so don’t get attached to the category of your range. There are baritones, soprano or alto 2, and countertenors. Many singers fall into two categories. Your range will be unique to you and may be larger or smaller than what is listed below.

BASS: E2–E4
TENOR: A3-A5
AlTO: F3-F5
SOPRANO: C4-C6

Good Luck!!
Jocelyn

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