Weekly Singing Carrots 🥕002

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I’m Celina from 🎤singing Carrots🥕and in this week’s edition, we talk about:

  • Exercise of the week 🤸🏽‍♀️: Articulation
  • Topic of the week 📚: What is a voice type and why do I need to classify my voice
  • Songs of the week 🎶: Song examples per each voice type

🤸🏽‍♀️Exercise of the Week: Articulation

📚Topic of the week: What is a voice type and why do I need to classify my voice?

With all the talk about famous singers and their vocal ranges, it can be difficult to understand what a voice type actually is…So before we jump into this week’s article, let’s take a moment to talk about:                    

  1. 🕵🏼‍♀️ What is a voice type?
  2. 🌍 Where does it come from?
  3. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Why does it matters to you?

🕵🏼‍♀️ What is a voice type?

 A Voice Type is basically the combination of:

  • 📏Your Range. Here you can test your range.
  • 🗣Your Prima Voce. “Prima Voce“ comes from the Italian language and basically describes the sweet spot of your voice. It is the place in your vocal range where singing comes easy and your voice sounds and feels good. The sweet spot of your voice can’t be your entire vocal range, it is usually only 1-2 octaves in range, starting around a fifth higher than your lowest note
  • 👨‍⚕️Your Anatomy. The anatomical factors are what makes your voice unique! The vocal folds (cords), larynx, and vocal tract always differ in size, shape, and dimension. Especially the shape and length of your vocal tract determines the timbre/color of your voice. So this part can only be altered to a certain extent! 

📬If you want to dig deeper – check out this week’s blog post!

🌍Where does the voice type come from? 

The German Fach system is a method that classifies opera singers by the range, weight, and color of their voices. This is a very nuanced system separating 29 voice categories. But in the interest of keeping it simple, this week’s article will look at six basic voice types and their approximate ranges.

🤷🏻‍♀️What do you need your voice type for? 

When you want to sing in a choir, a vocal ensemble, or in a musical/theatre production it is very important to know what voice type(classification) you are (have)! If you always sing alone or as a front singer though, it isn’t necessary but still handy, because you know where your voice’s sweet spot is, so don’t need to try different keys – wasting time you could use to sing. 

Do you want to find out what kind of voice types(classifications) exist?

📣 Check out our new article!

🎶 Songs of the week: Song examples per voice type

Soprano: Mariah Carey – Without you

Mezzo: Lady Gaga – HaloAdele – When we were young

Alto: Cher – BelieveNina Simone – Feeling Good

Baritone: Frank Sinatra –  My WayJustin Bieber – Mistletoe

Tenor: Tony Bennet – Steppin Out With My BabyJon Bon Jovi – Its My Life

Bass: Barry White – My First My Last My Everything

That’s it for today. Hope you liked it.

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