tenors and baritones
Each voice is unique and unique in sound. Thanks to these features, we can easily recognize the voices of our friends even by telephone. Singing voices differ not only in timbre, but also in pitch, range, individual coloring. And in this article you will learn how to correctly determine the type of voice of a child or adult. As well as how to determine your convenient range. Singing voices always fit one of the vocal characteristics that came up at the Italian opera school. They were compared in sound to musical instruments of a string quartet. As a rule, the sound of a violin was compared with the female voice of a soprano, viola – with mezzo.
The lowest voices – contralto – were compared to the sound of a horn (like the tenor tone), and the low bass voices were compared to the double bass. So there was a classification of voices close to choral. Unlike the church choir, in which only men sang, the Italian opera school expanded the possibilities of singing and allowed the creation of a classification of female and male voices. Indeed, in the church choir, women’s parties were performed by treblers (sopranos) or tenor-altino. This characteristic of voices has been preserved even today not only in opera, but also in pop singing, however, in the pop the sound supply is different. Continue reading